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Italy’s father of tiramisu dies aged 93

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An Italian restaurateur known as the “father of tiramisu” has died aged 93. Ado Campeol died at his home in Treviso, in the Veneto region, on Saturday. Although the dessert’s origins are often disputed and the family ...

‘Disgraceful’: Italy’s senate votes down anti-homophobic violence bill

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Italy’s senate has killed off a bill that would have made violence against LGBT people and disabled people, as well as misogyny, a hate crime. The 315-member senate voted by 154 to 131 on Wednesday to block the debate...

‘I need to work’: Italy’s green pass rule triggers rise in Covid jab uptake

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At the vaccination hub outside Termini train station in Rome, a steady flow of people have been turning up for their first Covid vaccine dose in recent days. The mood is begrudging. “If I didn’t have to do it, I would...

Friuli with frills: a weekend tour of Italy’s white wine heartland

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The Picech family’s cosy B&B, known simply as Casa Picech, sits at the top of the sleepy winemaker hamlet of Pradis. It looks down over the historic Mitteleuropa town of Cormons, unofficial capital of Friuli’s Col...

The Guardian view on Italy’s cities: leading a centre-left renaissance?

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The surprisingly upbeat autumn for Europe’s centre-left continues. Election wins in Germany and Norway have this week been followed up in the south, where mayoral polls in Italy delivered a string of convincing perfor...

Volcanoes, gelato and canals: Italy’s great small cities chosen by readers

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A little piece of my soul was left in Polignano a Mare, a beautiful slice of real Italian life in Puglia. Pretty houses perching on clifftops overlooking emerald seas, a labyrinth of streets leading to a stunning old ...

Can Italy’s golden sporting summer help to revive the ailing Serie A?

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Italy has never known a sporting summer like it. After Roberto Mancini’s Azzurri delivered on his vow to win Euro 2020, the Olympians followed up with a record 40 medals and 10 golds in Tokyo. Fabio Capello spoke for ...

‘Italy’s fairytale’: men’s 4x100m gold continues summer of success

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Italy continued its summer of incredible sporting success by clinching gold in the men’s 4x100m relay at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. It was the country’s first-ever victory in the men’s relay and brings the total number ...

‘It is a bit annoying’: Italy’s Covid pass restrictions kick in

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The ritual of coffee and breakfast at the bar in Italy has become slightly more complicated as restrictions on unvaccinated citizens kicked in. People can still drink coffee and eat a cornetto, a type of croissant, wh...

‘Now it’s continuous noise’: Italy’s Crusoe adjusts to life off his island

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Every morning, Mauro Morandi woke up to the uninterrupted sea view that only he was privy to. Immersed in nature, he was intimately in tune with the dawn sounds and habits of the wildlife that surrounded his home, a f...

Italy’s Federico Chiesa follows proudly in his father’s footsteps

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Federico Chiesa was not yet born when his dad scored for Italy at a European Championship in England. The Azzurri were a goal down to the Czech Republic at Anfield in 1996. Enrico Chiesa took possession midway inside ...

Italy’s Marco Verratti feels Euro 2020 final will be won and lost in the mind

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Marco Verratti believes Sunday’s Euro 2020 final between Italy and England will be decided by which side cope better with the pressure of a “history-making” match. The Paris Saint-Germain midfielder has been an ever-p...

Leonardo Spinazzola: Italy’s frequent flyer down the left flank

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Leonardo Spinazzola is probably not the fastest at Euro 2020. And yet, nobody has run faster during the tournament. The Italy left-back was clocked by Uefa at a top speed of 21mph: quicker than Kingsley Coman, Raheem ...

Italy’s Donnarumma ignores whistles and fake money to set records

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As Italy cruised to their 11th consecutive victory under Roberto Mancini, a rare note of disapproval was heard from the stands. The whistles in the 89th minute of Sunday’s win over Wales at the Stadio Olimpico were no...

Italy’s collaborator law questioned after release of mafia’s most notorious killer

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At 5.57 pm on 23 May 1992, a car carrying the Sicilian mafia prosecutor Giovanni Falcone was thrown into the air as a powerful explosion ripped a 15-metre crater in the motorway connecting Palermo to its airport. On a...

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