Published: August 03, 2021
Firefighters have been engaged in a total of "37,407 operations to fight forest fires since June 15, of which 717 interventions were carried out in the past 24 hours to tackle the emergency across the south-central regions," said Italys National Fire Corps.
Published: July 19, 2021
This week, in what Minister of Culture Dario Franceschini called a "historic" move, Italys cabinet of ministers approved a ban on ships weighing more than 25,000 metric tons or longer than 180 meters (590 feet) entering the lagoon basin near Venices St. Marks Square, the narrow Giudecca Canal and the surrounding areas starting Aug. 1.
Published: July 14, 2021
Aiming to protect a "national monument," Italys government Tuesday moved to ban massive cruise ships from sailing directly into Venice and limit access to its fragile lagoon, definitively altering mass-scale tourism to the City of Canals.
Published: May 23, 2021
ROME - An Alpine cable car plunged into forested mountains in northern Italy on Sunday, killing 14 passengers, according to rescue authorities. At least one of the victims was a child, among the two minors initially taken by helicopter to a hospital in Turin.
Published: May 15, 2021
Delta Air Lines announced Friday that it will offer flights to Italy to all U.S. travelers regardless of vaccination or eligibility status, beginning Sunday. Travelers must undergo coronavirus tests before and after taking the designated flights.