ROME – A masked Sergio Mattarella, the Italian head of state, attended the 74th anniversary of the Day of the Republic, and said in a speech that "alongside the pain for the losses and the suffering, we feel, day after day, a growing desire for recovery and rebirth." He went on to say that, as in 1946 when the Republic was born, "a new beginning is needed today to overcome divisions that has torn the country apart.”
PALERMO – An investigation into the disappearance of the New Isis’ fishing vessel on the night of May 11, thought to have vanished somewhere between San Vito Lo Capo and Ustica, has been piecing together a credible version of what happened in an attempt to locate the Captaion Vito Lo Iacono, 27, who has not yet been found. Of the other two men manning the vessel, the father of Vito, Matteo Lo Iacono, 53, was found dead on May 16, his Vito’s cousin, Giuseppe Lo Iacono, 34, was found dead on May 14, report La Stampa.
ATHENS – Italian tourists arriving in Greece from the Italian regions of Emilia-Romagna, Lombardy, Piedmont, Veneto, will be subject to swabs and a quarantine of a minimum of seven days, according to a government decision announced on Sunday which has been taken badly by Venetian governor Luca Zaia, reports Il Messaggero. The whole of the United Kingdom has also been placed on the same ‘high-risk’ list by Greece.
MILAN – The president of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI), Giovanni Malagò, is under investigation after prosecutors alleged that the minutes taken at an assembly he chaired were falsified and led to the election of Gaetano Micciché as president of Serie A in 2018, according to judicial sources.
ROME - The Italian Insider interviewed Michael Callan, School Head at the American Overseas School of Rome (AOSR), during a testing time for heads of education everywhere, about how the school is not only coping, but thriving, during lockdown. AOSR is an American-International school located within a beautiful campus in northern Rome.
II: In what must have been unprecedented moment in the school’s history, how quickly were the AOSR Ed Tech team able to react to changing circumstances and shift education online?
MILAN – A procession of over 600 protestors organized by local social centers gathered under the Lombardy Regional management building on Wednesday, resulting in clashes with police on the Via Melchiorre Gioia, as shown by video footage reproduced by Corriere della Sera. As the Lombardy region’s contagion rate threatens to climb during the gradual re-opening of 'Phase 2', the regional governor, Attilio Fontana, has born the brunt of the public anger, and this week was placed under police escort after a decision was made by the prefecture of Varese, the city in which he resides, reported La
ROME – “Serie A starts again on June 20,” said the Italian Minister of Sport, Vincenzo Spadafora, after a conference call with the members of the Italian Football Federation (Figc) and Serie A on Thursday evening. The semi-finals of the Italian cup are also set to start again on June 13, with Naples taking on Inter Milan, and with Juventus against AC Milan, reports La Repubblica. The stadiums will be divided into three areas which will contain no more than 333 people in all.
BRESICA – An expert virologist is cautiously optimistic about summer, after a less powerful variant of the Sars-Cov-2 virus was identified in the Microbiology laboratory of the Asst Spedali Civili, in Lombardy. Although not yet published in a scientific journal, research directed by president of Italian Society of Virology, Arnaldo Caruso, suggests that a new strain, instead of killing cells in two to three days, takes six days, reported Corriere Della Sera.
ROME – After a period of closure due to the epidemic, the Colosseum Archaeological Park, PArCo, will reopen to the public on June 1 while ensuring the safety of staff and visitors. Protections were assured by way of a memorandum of understanding between them and the ASL Roma 1, which will guarantee medical-health protection and lay out new routes and different ways of accessing the historic site. Tickets can be purchased online from Thursday.