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‘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 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...

‘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...

‘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...

‘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 ...

‘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...

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 ...

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 ...

Eurovision 2021: Italy’s Måneskin triumph while UK gets zero points – video

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Glam rockers Måneskin, representing Italy, won the 65th Eurovision song contest on Saturday night. The competition returned in Rotterdam after the 2020 edition was cancelled because of the pandemic. The UK’s entry, Em...

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...

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...

Italy’s collaborator law questioned after release of Giovanni Brusca

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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...

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...

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 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 ...

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