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Saturday 23rd October

Italy marks over 105 million Covid ‘green pass’ downloads

Italy marks over 105 million Covid ‘green pass’ downloads

More than 105 million green passes have been downloaded according to the latest government figures, showing citizens are "aware of its importance", according to a government health official.

Italy’s former interior minister Salvini stands trial for migrant kidnapping

Italy’s former interior minister Salvini stands trial for migrant kidnapping

Ask an expert: What’s the difference between Italian tortellini and tortelloni?
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Ask an expert: What’s the difference between Italian tortellini and tortelloni?

Analysis: Why doesn’t Italian media look beyond the country’s borders?

Analysis: Why doesn’t Italian media look beyond the country’s borders?

Monday 18th October

Italy’s workplace green pass protests come to an end as police disperse crowds

Italy’s workplace green pass protests come to an end as police disperse crowds

Police used water cannons and tear gas to disperse protesters in Italy’s northeastern port of Trieste on Monday following a three-day demonstration by dock workers against the country's mandatory workplace Covid health pass.

Italian expression of the day: ‘Cercare il pelo nell’uovo’

Italian expression of the day: ‘Cercare il pelo nell’uovo’

Italy plans e-scooter crackdown and bigger fines for phone-using drivers
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Italy plans e-scooter crackdown and bigger fines for phone-using drivers

Which Italian regions have the highest Covid vaccination rates?
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Which Italian regions have the highest Covid vaccination rates?

Sunday 17th October

New skeleton find could reveal more about Vesuvius eruption

New skeleton find could reveal more about Vesuvius eruption

A skeleton discovered in the ancient Roman city of Herculaneum, destroyed along with nearby Pompeii by Mount Vesuvius' eruption nearly 2,000 years ago, could offer fresh insights into the disaster, an Italian expert said on Friday.

Rome holds run-off election for new mayor

Rome holds run-off election for new mayor

OPINION: How tourism could help save Italy’s coastline – instead of destroying it

OPINION: How tourism could help save Italy’s coastline – instead of destroying it

Saturday 16th October

Thousands protest in Rome against fascist groups after green pass riots

Thousands protest in Rome against fascist groups after green pass riots

An estimated 200,000 people descended on Rome on Saturday to call for a ban on fascist-inspired groups, after protests over Italy's health pass system last weekend degenerated into riots.

200 frozen dormice: Italian police seize stash of prized mafia dish

200 frozen dormice: Italian police seize stash of prized mafia dish

Italy to spend billions on highways after Genoa disaster

Italy to spend billions on highways after Genoa disaster

How can a non-EU citizen get a mortgage to buy property in Italy?
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How can a non-EU citizen get a mortgage to buy property in Italy?

Thursday 14th October

Alitalia prepares to touch down for the last time

Alitalia prepares to touch down for the last time

After more than seven decades in the skies, Alitalia will make its final voyage on Thursday with a late evening flight to Rome from Cagliari in Sardinia.

Just over half of Italians support green pass requirement for workers, says study

Just over half of Italians support green pass requirement for workers, says study

Italy’s hospitalised vaccine sceptics urge others to get jabbed

Italy’s hospitalised vaccine sceptics urge others to get jabbed

Wednesday 13th October

Fears of ‘chaos’ as Italy set to adopt tough Covid green pass regime

Fears of ‘chaos’ as Italy set to adopt tough Covid green pass regime

Italy will require all workers to show a Covid-19 health pass from Friday, one of the world's toughest anti-Covid regimes that has already sparked riots and which many fear will cause "chaos".

Italian property news roundup: 1 euro Sicily homes and how to get a mortgage in Italy
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Italian property news roundup: 1 euro Sicily homes and how to get a mortgage in Italy

Finding English teachers in Italy now ‘virtually impossible’ after Brexit
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Finding English teachers in Italy now ‘virtually impossible’ after Brexit

Tuesday 12th October

How Italy’s foreign residents are fighting the growing problem with beach pollution
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How Italy’s foreign residents are fighting the growing problem with beach pollution

As studies show environmental damage is on the rise on Italy's coastline, some of The Local's readers are taking action to make their area cleaner and safer. Here's how you can get involved too.

EXPLAINED: Which Covid-19 restrictions have been relaxed in Italy’s new decree?
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EXPLAINED: Which Covid-19 restrictions have been relaxed in Italy’s new decree?

How long will Italy keep the Covid green pass requirement in place?
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How long will Italy keep the Covid green pass requirement in place?

Analysis: What’s behind Italy’s anti-vax protests and neo-fascist violence?

Analysis: What’s behind Italy’s anti-vax protests and neo-fascist violence?

Monday 11th October

Riots put Italian government under pressure to ban neo-fascist groups

Riots put Italian government under pressure to ban neo-fascist groups

Italy's government was under growing pressure on Monday to ban groups like the neo-fascist Forza Nuova after violence followed weekend protests against vaccines and the country’s green pass health certificate.

Strikes in Italy cause public transport misery and flight cancellations

Strikes in Italy cause public transport misery and flight cancellations

Italian expression of the day: ‘Chi ha fatto trenta può fare trentuno’
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Italian expression of the day: ‘Chi ha fatto trenta può fare trentuno’

Italy reaches target of fully vaccinating 80 percent of all over-12s

Italy reaches target of fully vaccinating 80 percent of all over-12s

Sunday 10th October

Italian far-right group leaders arrested after violent clashes in Rome

Italian far-right group leaders arrested after violent clashes in Rome

Italian police on Sunday arrested 12 members of neo-fascist group Forza Nuova following violent clashes this weekend. Many have called for the organisation to be disbanded.

IN PICTURES: Demonstrators and far right clash with police in Rome after green pass protest

IN PICTURES: Demonstrators and far right clash with police in Rome after green pass protest

Saturday 9th October

Anti-vax protesters in Rome target PM’s office and trade union headquarters

Anti-vax protesters in Rome target PM’s office and trade union headquarters

Protesters including members of far-right groups attacked the headquarters of Italy’s national trade union organisation and attempted to reach the prime minister's office on Saturday evening.

Thursday 7th October

‘We’ll miss you’: Merkel gets fond farewell in Rome

‘We’ll miss you’: Merkel gets fond farewell in Rome

German Chancellor Angela Merkel received a warm welcome during her visit to Italy on Thursday in one of her last foreign engagements before she steps down.

Italian expression of the day: ‘Prendere il sopravvento’
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Italian expression of the day: ‘Prendere il sopravvento’

Wednesday 6th October

Italy hit by 20 ‘severe weather events’ in a day as Liguria sees record rainfall

Italy hit by 20 ‘severe weather events’ in a day as Liguria sees record rainfall

Italy is seeing historic levels of rainfall as a result of weather disturbances in the Atlantic, according to meteorologists.

Mussolini’s granddaughter tops polls for Rome local election

Mussolini’s granddaughter tops polls for Rome local election

Sunday 3rd October

Major fire damages historic bridge in Rome

Major fire damages historic bridge in Rome

A huge fire broke out in the Ostiense area of Rome shortly before midnight on Saturday, engulfing the city's Ponte dell'Industria, which is also known as the "Iron Bridge".

Island of Vulcano in Sicily on alert for increased volcanic activity

Island of Vulcano in Sicily on alert for increased volcanic activity

Saturday 2nd October

Living in Italy: Six essential articles to read
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Living in Italy: Six essential articles to read

From all the necessary paperwork to getting state help for renovating your Italian home here are six essential articles for life in Italy that our readers have found valuable in recent months.