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Calls grow to prioritise Italy’s priests for Covid vaccination

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Death toll of clergy, many of whom have assisted and comforted the sick since start of pandemic, nearing 270Calls are growing in Italy to prioritise the vaccination of priests against Covid-19 as the death toll among ...

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...

‘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...

WHO scientist who spoke out about Italy’s handling of Covid crisis resigns

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A World Health Organization scientist who spoke out about the UN body’s withdrawal of a report on Italy’s early handling of the coronavirus pandemic has resigned. Francesco Zambon, who is based at the WHO’s office in ...

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 ...

‘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...

Snared: catching poachers to save Italy’s songbirds

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After two hours of scouring the mountains of Brescia, Stefania Travaglia finally finds what she is looking for. Among the remote farmhouses of an alpine hamlet, a spring-net trap is partially hidden behind a grassy em...

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...

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 ...

‘I have given up the fight’: ‘Italy’s Robinson Crusoe’ to leave island

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A man known as Italy’s Robinson Crusoe who has lived alone on a Mediterranean island for more than 30 years after running into difficulties in the sea has said he is finally surrendering to pressure from authorities t...

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 iconic Scala dei Turchi cliffs defaced by vandals

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An investigation is under way after the famed white limestone Scala dei Turchi cliff in Sicily was “shamefully defaced” with red powder dust. The Scala dei Turchi, or Turkish Steps, is one of Italy’s most visited tour...

Like ‘Italy’s Robinson Crusoe’, many of us crave the idea of aloneness – even after lockdown

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It was poignant to read of 81-year-old Mauro Morandi’s decision to leave Budelli, the island off Sardinia that had been his home for more than 30 years, following threats of eviction. He had been nicknamed “Italy’s Ro...

‘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...

The Guardian view on Italy’s Draghi-dependency: understandable but not healthy

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No Italian has ever voted for Mario Draghi in an election, but given the opportunity it seems that many might choose to do so. Recent polls indicate that Italy’s technocrat prime minister, appointed last February by t...

Italy’s birthrate is falling. Can the storks help?

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As if having a baby wasn’t expensive enough, fathers of newborns in the mountain hamlets that make up Italy’s Val d’Ultimo have an additional cost. In a revival of an ancient myth that white storks deliver babies, car...

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