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Sunday 26th September

Iceland is now the first European nation to have a female-majority government. How do other countries compare?

Iceland is now the first European nation to have a female-majority government. How do other countries compare?

When election results came in on Sunday, Iceland became the first European country where women hold more than half the seats in parliament. We take a look at Europe's best and worst performers when it comes to female representation in politics.

LATEST: Everything you need to know about travel between the USA and Italy
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LATEST: Everything you need to know about travel between the USA and Italy

Saturday 25th September

15 things you’ll probably never get used to about living in Italy
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15 things you’ll probably never get used to about living in Italy

Whether you're considering a new life in Italy or have been here for years, here are some of the things you just might never adapt to.

OPINION: Italy’s Covid health pass is a necessary step – but what’s next?

OPINION: Italy’s Covid health pass is a necessary step – but what’s next?

Wednesday 22nd September

‘Mixed dose’ Covid vaccines – what are the rules in Italy?
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‘Mixed dose’ Covid vaccines – what are the rules in Italy?

As Italy updates its travel rules and green pass requirements, what is its latest official stance on which vaccines are recognised - and does a mixed-dose vaccination abroad ‘count’ to the Italian authorities?

Italy’s schools are at risk of new Covid closures, says health expert

Italy’s schools are at risk of new Covid closures, says health expert

UPDATE: UK says European travellers with mixed Covid doses do now count as ‘fully vaccinated’

UPDATE: UK says European travellers with mixed Covid doses do now count as ‘fully vaccinated’

Italian word of the day: ‘Ammazzacaffè’
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Italian word of the day: ‘Ammazzacaffè’

Tuesday 21st September

Climate crisis: The Italian cities worst affected by flooding and heatwaves

Climate crisis: The Italian cities worst affected by flooding and heatwaves

The climate crisis is causing serious problems for Italy's biggest cities and extreme weather events are going to become more frequent, according to a new report.

EXPLAINED: Why people are being charged to receive gifts in Italy sent from outside the EU
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EXPLAINED: Why people are being charged to receive gifts in Italy sent from outside the EU

Italy administers over 6,000 third doses of Covid vaccine in first day

Italy administers over 6,000 third doses of Covid vaccine in first day

Sunday 19th September

Vaccine bookings spike after Italy extends Covid green pass

Vaccine bookings spike after Italy extends Covid green pass

Bookings for coronavirus vaccines in Italy spiked this week after the government said all employees must show proof of a jab, negative test or recent recovery from Covid-19, authorities said.

Friday 17th September

Travellers from Europe to England face fewer Covid tests as UK eases border rules

Travellers from Europe to England face fewer Covid tests as UK eases border rules

Vaccinated travellers from Europe will no longer have to take pre-departure Covid-19 tests or expensive day 2 PCR tests when heading to England, after the UK announced a shake up of border rules on Friday.

EXPLAINED: How Italy will enforce the new ‘green pass’ rules in all workplaces

EXPLAINED: How Italy will enforce the new ‘green pass’ rules in all workplaces

‘The fourth wave is contained’: Italy reports falling Covid infection rates for a second week

‘The fourth wave is contained’: Italy reports falling Covid infection rates for a second week

Italian word of the day: ‘Infinocchiare’
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Italian word of the day: ‘Infinocchiare’

UPDATE: Where do you now need to show a Covid green pass in Italy?
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UPDATE: Where do you now need to show a Covid green pass in Italy?

Wednesday 15th September

OPINION: Italy has a big chance to improve internet speeds – but will it take it?

OPINION: Italy has a big chance to improve internet speeds – but will it take it?

Italy is planning major improvements to internet access nationwide using money from the European recovery fund. Silvia Marchetti looks at the country's connectivity problem and asks how likely things really are to change.

Italy set to make Covid ‘green pass’ mandatory for all employees

Italy set to make Covid ‘green pass’ mandatory for all employees

Brexit: How Brits can properly plan their 90 out of 180 days in Italy and the Schengen zone
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Brexit: How Brits can properly plan their 90 out of 180 days in Italy and the Schengen zone

Italian word of the day: ‘Abbaglio’

Italian word of the day: ‘Abbaglio’

Monday 13th September

Passport stamps: What British residents in the EU need to know when crossing borders

Passport stamps: What British residents in the EU need to know when crossing borders

British nationals resident in the EU have become concerned in recent months as their passports have been stamped when returning home from abroad. Here's the latest on what we know and a message of reassurance for those travelling.

Italian expression of the day: ‘A mo’ di’
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Italian expression of the day: ‘A mo’ di’

Italy outlines plan to resist Covid closures as four million students return to school

Italy outlines plan to resist Covid closures as four million students return to school

Italy sends over 100,000 coronavirus vaccine doses to Iraq

Italy sends over 100,000 coronavirus vaccine doses to Iraq

Sunday 12th September

Pope Francis meets Viktor Orban in worldview clash

Pope Francis meets Viktor Orban in worldview clash

Pope Francis met with the anti-migration Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban behind closed doors on Sunday at the start of a brief visit to Budapest where he will also celebrate a mass. 

French abortion film wins female-focused Venice Film Festival

French abortion film wins female-focused Venice Film Festival

Saturday 11th September

Italian police seize 500 suspected fake Francis Bacon artworks

Italian police seize 500 suspected fake Francis Bacon artworks

Italian authorities on Friday said they had seized 500 works of art suspected of being Francis Bacon counterfeits, along with cash and other valuables worth around three million euros.

Two killed as tornado hits Italian tourist island

Two killed as tornado hits Italian tourist island

Friday 10th September

EU finds Italy’s Alitalia loans ‘illegal’ but airline free to keep money

EU finds Italy’s Alitalia loans ‘illegal’ but airline free to keep money

The EU's antitrust authorities ruled Friday that Italy's 900 million euro loans to long-struggling airline Alitalia were "illegal", but cleared the country's new carrier to get state funding and avoid paying back the money. 

Parents in Italy to require Covid green pass to enter schools

Parents in Italy to require Covid green pass to enter schools

Italian expression of the day: ‘Mettere nel sacco’

Italian expression of the day: ‘Mettere nel sacco’

Wednesday 8th September

Dress up and pay up: Venice mayor announces updated plans to control tourism in the city

Dress up and pay up: Venice mayor announces updated plans to control tourism in the city

Booking to enter the city via an app, a tourist tax and turnstiles are all closer to becoming a reality in Venice, as its mayor announced further details about how authorities plan to make tourism in the city more sustainable.

Property: Why we decided to build our new house in Italy out of wood
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Property: Why we decided to build our new house in Italy out of wood

One in three recent Covid cases in Italy detected in children and young people

One in three recent Covid cases in Italy detected in children and young people

Italy set to make Covid ‘green pass’ mandatory in more workplaces

Italy set to make Covid ‘green pass’ mandatory in more workplaces

Monday 6th September

Italy to double fines for disabled parking space violations

Italy to double fines for disabled parking space violations

Parking fines in Italy are set to double for able-bodied people caught taking up disabled parking spaces, as part of an update to the country's Highway Code.

Italian expression of the day: ‘Parlare a braccio’
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Italian expression of the day: ‘Parlare a braccio’

Italian regions offer walk-in Covid vaccinations to all ages as part of national drive

Italian regions offer walk-in Covid vaccinations to all ages as part of national drive

Italy to extend ‘green pass’ validity from nine to twelve months

Italy to extend ‘green pass’ validity from nine to twelve months