VENICE – A protest against big cruise ships, MOSE and the mayor took place ahead of Tuesday’s council meeting to deal with the fallout of historic flooding in La Serenissima, local media reported.
ROME – A viaduct on the Turin-Savona motorway collapsed after a landslide and a woman has drowned in Piedmont as the severe weather shows no sign of letting up, authorities report.
LAMPEDUSA – Five bodies have been recovered after a boat carrying migrants was shipwrecked a mile off Lampedusa, authorities report.
ROME – The organisers of the “sardines” movement have launched a manifesto calling for protests against populism, political sources report.
ROME – Italy’s foreign minister seems remarkably reluctant to travel abroad, political sources note. Luigi Di Maio, foreign minister and leader of the Five Star
ROME – An investigation has uncovered a link between League leader Matteo Salvini and building entrepreneur under investigation for alleged corruption, Luca Parnasi, judicial sources said.
ROME - The newly appointed Minister for Education, Lorenzo Fioranonti, 42, of the Five Star Movement, an economist and university lecturer, was recently invited to the periodic meetings that forei
MILAN – Organised crime steals 15 to 20 per cent of Italy’s GDP per capita, a Milan university professor has found.
PALERMO – An explosion in a fireworks factory store killed five people in the province of Messina, local authorities reported Thursday.
ROME – Further weather warnings were put in place Tuesday and Wednesday as the risk of floods caused by heavy rain and snowmelt increases, local authorities said.
FLORENCE – The Arno canal system and Pisa flood defences came into full effect on Sunday, saving Pisa and Florence from severe flooding, Tuscan civil protection authorities say.
MODENA - Over 6,000 people crowded into Modena’s Piazza Grande on Monday to demonstrate against Matteo Salvini and the League, in a second triumph for the “sardines” protests, said the protest org
ROME – As the floodwaters start to fall in Venice and Piazza San Marco reopens, the city is beginning to count the costs of the historic floods, said Venetian authorities. Much of the rest of Ita
CASERTA – The editor of Campania Notizie has survived an assassination attempt in which suspected Camorra gunmen blasted at least six shots at the journalist while he was at the wheel of his car i
BOLOGNA – Scenes of protest unfolded in the Emilia Romagna capital Thursday night, as over 10,000 people came out onto the streets against the League party and the police dealt with one march usin
VENICE – The floods swamping the “Queen of the Adriatic” looked set to inflict further damage as the city was hit with another high tide on Friday, local authorities reported.
VENICE – Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has promised that the MOSE flood defence system will be finished as questions are raised over why La Serenissima is still so vulnerable to rising water in th
MILAN – Ex-member of the EU parliament, Lara Comi of the Forza Italia party, has been placed under house arrest on charges of alleged corruption, judicial sources reported Thursday.
VENICE – The worst flood since 1966 is wreaking havoc on La Serenissima, local authorities report. Alarm sirens sounded at 8:30 a.m. Wednesday as a new red alert was declared.