ROME -- “This link is the result of the huge demand that we have seen in many Italian cities, especially in the south, to bring Italy to Poland,” stated the Ambassador of Poland in Italy Tomasz Orlowski, at the opening of a conference in Rome called by Polish local tourist authorities as a result of the new air route operated by Mistral Air from Rome Fiumicino to Bydgoszcz, a city in the Cuiava-Pomorskie Province, located in North Poland between Gdansk and Torun.
Rome -- The Italian Vice president of the Chamber of Deputies and member of the Five Star Movement (M5S), Luigi di Maio, created widespread uproar amongst politicians and the public when he included ‘cancer patients’ in a list of lobbyists.
GENOA -- Giuliano Giuliani, father of Carlo Giuliani who was killed exactly 15 years ago by a policeman during the G8 protests after attempting to smash his way into a Carabinieri jeep, stood up in Piazza Alimonda, the scene of his son’s death, to speak against the government, who despite their promises have let discussions for anti-torture law slip once more.
FLORENCE -- The new museum of Florence cathedral is a spectacular achievement. Its strongest feature is a faithful recreation of the cathedral façade as it was before being dismantled in 1578. The recreated facade, of the same size as the original, together with the baptistery doors and elements of the old cathedral square enable visitors to see the dialogue between ancient Roman models, the mediaeval and Renaissance, which was once the hallmark of Florence.
ROME -- Andrea Conticini, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi’s brother-in-law, has been accused of acquiring shares in a company using money coming from renowned humanitarian charities. The money reportedly came from his two brothers Alessandro and Luca, who have been accused of embezzlement. Despite this accusation, Federico Bagattini, the Conticini brothers’ lawyer, said that all transactions were normal and denies any illegal activity.