ROME – The last weekend of Serie A fixtures saw Juventus cap off another triumphant season, confirming their 8th consecutive title a full 11 points ahead of second place, while the battles for UEFA Champions League spots and relegation, which have provided the real excitement towards the end of the season, fully lived up to expectations.
ROME – Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has been named by the parliamentary Antimafia Commission as one of five individuals who are not fit for election to the EU parliament, reported La Stampa.
This came as the ex-Cavaliere went on the attack against both Five Star and the League, and urged moderates and those still to make up their minds to get out and vote in the upcoming European and local elections on Sunday.
ROME - As many as 21 university students are under investigation for holding a string of illegal raves on university property across the Eternal City.
ROME - Peace initiatives aimed at cross-cultural tolerance set out by Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) have been at the forefront of a concerted effort from the Arab Gulf to combat religious extremism during Islam’s Ramadan. Thanks to their actions, important measures aimed at promoting cross-cultural understanding and social cohesion have taken root, and their actions must be heeded on a wider scale as Islamophobia continues to grow across Europe and further afield.
SPERLONGA - An Italian blogger has been ordered to pay 20,000 euros or risk facing a defamation lawsuit by the lawyer of a local architect following the publication of information that linked a construction site to criminal gangs.
Bernardo Bassoli, founder of the Latina Tu blog, now finds himself the victim of blackmail after he published a police report which seemed to suggest that a planning permission issued in Sperlonga seemed to provide land allowances to divisions of a local organised crime gang.
ROME – The prosecution has asked for a life sentence for Massimo Galioto, accused of murdering 19-year old American student Beau Solomon who drowned in the Tiber just 16 hours after arriving in the city, reported La Repubblica.
Roman prosecutors Nadia Plastina and Gennaro Varone pushed for the harshest possible sentence for the homeless man, who has been on trial since Solomon’s body was found two days after his disappearance in 2016.
ROME - Italy’s National Institution for Care and Assistance in the Nursing Profession (ENPAPI) has been shaken by allegations of sex and financial scandals at top administrative levels of the body dating back to 2015.
ROME - A journalist friend in Rome who admired Federico Fellini wanted to write a book about him and got his agreement. But after a series of broken appointments followed by improbable excuses, accounts of events which differed each time Fellini told them and annoying lies, my friend abandoned the project and concluded Fellini was as elusive as an eel.
CAMINHA - I first visited Caminha, a small town in North Portugal, in 2017. There was a lot more there than I expected so I made sure to go back there last year.
I flew to Porto airport with a friend and rented a car so we could do a road trip. We started with a visit to the conveniently located town of Braga only a half hour car ride, or 45 minutes by bus, from Porto airport. One can go there as a day trip if staying in Porto, as it’s one hour by train from Porto S. Bento, Porto’s (and perhaps Europe’s) most beautiful train station.