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  • The only municipality in Italy with no fines for speeding violations
    It is probably the dream of many, but it is a reality for the 21,000 inhabitants of Casal di Principe, a small town in Caserta (Campania). Few traffic wardens, especially few resources, and many retirements have laid the foundations for a motorists’ paradise where no fines have been issued since 2019. Too few traffic wardens to manage everything No fines, yes, but one should not be surprised by the citizens’ sacred respect for road rules. The state of affairs has come about more due to inertia and limited funds than the merit of the citizens. According to current directives, Casal… Read more: The only municipality in Italy with no fines for speeding violations
  • May 19, 2024: Overshoot Day in Italy
    Overshoot Day has arrived in Italy: the country’s natural resources are officially depleted. 4 Italys needed to meet Italians’ needs The point of no return, as it is often called, has arrived 4 days later than last year (May 15, 2023). Small improvements and steps forward have been made, but according to experts, they are not sufficient. The WWF has highlighted that, as things currently stand, the average consumption of Italians far exceeds the planet’s availability. According to estimates, it would take 4 Italys (in terms of energy resources) to meet the demands of all citizens. The balance has slightly… Read more: May 19, 2024: Overshoot Day in Italy
  • World War II bomb defused in Viterbo
    The mission of the army pioneers to defuse a World War II bomb concluded successfully. This took place in the heart of Viterbo, Lazio, and necessitated the evacuation of 36,000 residents. Lady Rose bomb, in honor of S. Rosa With over 2000 kg of terror, 1300 kg of explosives, and a length of over 2 meters. The hypothetical explosion of the device, nicknamed Lady Rose in honor of Santa Rosa, the city’s patron saint, would have devastated Viterbo and its historic walls with a radius of over a thousand meters. The Army Captain, Luigi Prencipe, stated, “In the past, a… Read more: World War II bomb defused in Viterbo
  • Not homologated speed cameras in Italy: what to do if you get a ticket
    Hated and feared by every driver, traveling in Italy has become increasingly stressful, at least in recent years. With over 11,000 devices installed, Italy ranks first among European countries with the most functioning speed cameras. For a tourist navigating through the beautiful medieval villages or vast countryside, avoiding strategically placed speed cameras can be challenging, especially if you’re unfamiliar with the area. But what if I told you there might be a loophole to challenge the ticket and therefore have the right not to pay it? The new ruling from the Court of Cassation The bureaucratic breakthrough with a glimmer… Read more: Not homologated speed cameras in Italy: what to do if you get a ticket
  • Fentanyl arrives in Italy, alarm bells ring
    The zombie drug, both super cheap and extremely potent, has made its way to Italy. Fentanyl, as powerful as it is economical, has just entered the Italian drug market. The sudden, yet expected, scenario has already triggered containment, prevention, and information measures at addiction treatment centers. Given its rapid ascent elsewhere in the world, especially in the US, its contraband arrival in Italy was only a matter of time. Fentanyl found in heroin dose in Perugia A very recent discovery of the analgesic in a heroin dose in Perugia, central Italy (Umbria), has raised alarms. On Friday, May 3rd, a… Read more: Fentanyl arrives in Italy, alarm bells ring
  • Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs returns to the track with 10.11″
    Marcell Jacobs is quite satisfied after running 10.11” in his seasonal debut in Jacksonville, Florida. After 230 days of a complete competition break and increasingly marked silence in the media after his last performances, the Italian champion is back in the spotlight. Pursuing the pass for the Paris Olympics A star in athletics, born in ’94 in Texas, in El Paso. At only 20 days old, he crossed the Italian border with his mother, permanently settling in Desenzando del Garda (Brescia). Despite having dual citizenship, he has always stated that he feels exclusively Italian. He holds several Italian (and beyond)… Read more: Olympic champion Marcell Jacobs returns to the track with 10.11″
  • Beyond Espresso and Cappuccino: 5 Must-Try Italian Coffees
    Italy, the birthplace of espresso, is a country where coffee isn’t just a beverage; it’s a cultural institution, a daily ritual, and a source of endless pleasure. Italian coffee culture is rich and deeply ingrained in the daily routine of locals and visitors alike. If you find yourself in Italy this season, embarking on a journey through its coffee scene is an essential experience. While classics like espresso, cappuccino, and macchiato reign supreme, Italy offers a diverse array of lesser-known coffee drinks that every coffee lover must experience. Here are five must-try coffees to savor during your Italian adventure: Caffè… Read more: Beyond Espresso and Cappuccino: 5 Must-Try Italian Coffees
  • Around the world in a sailboat: the story of Niccolò Banfi
    At 23 years old, with courage to spare and a strong pull toward the ocean, Niccolò Banfi emerged from the latest edition of the Ocean Globe Race. Founded in 1973 and held every three years, this competition pits sailboats worldwide against each other in 9 or 10 extremely perilous stages. Sailor Niccolò Banfi aboard the Translated 9 A 65-foot sailboat and a crew of 16 people were Italian sailor Niccolò Banfi’s companions for over 5 months, covering 27 thousand nautical miles (approximately 50,000 km). The rules for the Ocean Globe Race stipulate that the crew must consist of 70% non-professionals.… Read more: Around the world in a sailboat: the story of Niccolò Banfi
  • New smoking bans in Italy: cigarettes halted
    Further restrictions and new smoking bans are on the horizon in Italy, aligning with new regulations proposed by many European countries. This is the decision of the state authorities, who aim to curb the consumption of tobacco products to reduce the concentration of pollutants in the air. However, uniform legislation is still lacking, with prohibitions varying between cities depending on the stance of the mayor. Therefore, my advice to tourists is to adequately inform themselves in advance to avoid, unfortunately, running into hefty fines that can exceed 200 euros. Milan and its secret dream of becoming smoke-free In the Milanese… Read more: New smoking bans in Italy: cigarettes halted
  • In Turin debuts Shaker, the first robotic bar in Italy
    A new approach with the customer and especially a new way to enjoy an evening sipping a drink arrives in Turin. The robotic mind of Toni Compatto (the robot bartender) is entrusted with the arduous task of satisfying customers at every whim. Italy’s first robotic bar is more than just a passing trend; the well-structured program has a long-term project in mind to modernize the lifestyle of Italians. You know, in Italy, the bar is a relic, a piece of ours, and such will remain forever, but apparently, with a little innovation along the way. Toni Compatto can prepare up… Read more: In Turin debuts Shaker, the first robotic bar in Italy
  • Verona, tech-free restaurant: the beauty of dining without a smartphone
    The city of love has embraced a new concept of dining, challenging the frenzy and constant need to distract ourselves with social media on our phones. In a society where it’s more common to see two people sitting at the same table eating without exchanging a word, preferring to ignore each other and focus on their phones. This initiative of a new restaurant in Verona represents a beautiful challenge. At “Il Condominio” restaurant, there is only one rule At Il Condominio, a name not chosen by chance for a restaurant that aims to create a human-sized convivial atmosphere, there is… Read more: Verona, tech-free restaurant: the beauty of dining without a smartphone
  • Red Tide Emergency in Piscinas, Sardinia
    Critical hours for one of the wonders of the western coast of Sardinia. Piscinas, renowned for being among the most beautiful beaches in the world, according to National Geographic, is in serious danger. The coastal waters are turning red due to hazardous discharges, raising concerns among environmentalists, naturalists, and even local businesses, especially with the imminent opening of the bathing season. Montevecchio Mine continues to pollute the sea Despite being definitively closed in 1991, the Montevecchio mine continues to release harmful heavy metals into the sea. It is currently contaminating the waters and damaging the natural landscape, including marine life.… Read more: Red Tide Emergency in Piscinas, Sardinia
  • Uffizi, New Openings: All the Updates
    The Uffizi Gallery in Florence is kicking off 2024 with change and innovation. After ending 2023 with a historic record of visitors (over 5 million), the prestigious museum complex is embracing change. New openings are on the horizon, with fresh dates and extended hours to enhance the tourist experience. If you’re planning to visit the Uffizi or considering returning, here are all the updates! New Openings, Evenings, and Special Director Simone Verde has decided to open the museum on Mondays, albeit on special occasions. Traditionally, Monday has been the museum’s day of closure, but this practice is about to change.… Read more: Uffizi, New Openings: All the Updates
  • First liver transplant without interruption of blood circulation performed in Italy
    A sigh of relief from the San Martino Polyclinic in Genoa, where an unprecedented procedure in the history of Italian medicine has concluded. The young patient was discharged from the hospital less than 20 days after the surgery, and just 3 days after intensive care at the hospital. This is the first liver transplant in Italy without stopping the blood circulation. Innovative technique: a first in Italy Before the pioneering procedure at the San Martino Polyclinic led by Dr. Enzo Andorno, an organ transplant without interrupting blood circulation had never been performed. The team constantly perfused the transplanted liver from… Read more: First liver transplant without interruption of blood circulation performed in Italy
  • Doha 2024 Swimming World Championships: Italy with 19 Medals
    It concludes with a bang and tremendous success for the athletes of the Italian national swimming, water polo, diving, and artistic swimming teams. Italy climbed the podium a remarkable 19 times in the XXI edition of the World Swimming Championships held in Doha, Qatar, from February 12th to 18th. Italian National Team Scores a Deluge of Medals 3 gold medals, 10 silver medals, and 6 bronze. A rich haul places Italy in fifth place on the medal table, behind only China, the United States, Australia, and the Netherlands. Returning home from the Qatar expedition more than satisfied is Simona Quadarella,… Read more: Doha 2024 Swimming World Championships: Italy with 19 Medals
  • That time when Michael Jordan played in Italy
    Italy had the fortune and honor of witnessing the basketball ace, the greatest North American athlete of the 20th century, play on its soil. On the occasion of his birth anniversary (February 17, 1963), we cannot overlook a brief stint in his career that not everyone knows about. A young MJ, in his rookie year, played an exhibition match in the summer of ’85 to launch the Air Jordan I. The rest is history… and we loved it. Nike chose MJ as the new face It might seem paradoxical, but it is certainly a distant memory. However, the multinational Nike… Read more: That time when Michael Jordan played in Italy
  • Record in Italy: Former Naval Operator Renews Driver’s License at 101 Years Old
    Salvatore Fanconi has been in the spotlight in the past few hours after successfully passing medical examinations and tests for the renewal of his driver’s license. “It’s important for me to stay active and not rely on others,” he said, and surely his family couldn’t be prouder of him. 101 Years Old but Still Eager to Act He is a true machine, a rock more than solid. Preserving physical fitness and health like Salvatore’s at 101 isn’t easy; he still has the strength, clarity of mind, and courage to hit the road. In addition to his record-breaking physical condition, Salvatore… Read more: Record in Italy: Former Naval Operator Renews Driver’s License at 101 Years Old
  • First time in Italy: newborn operated on during cesarean section for throat tumor
    A remarkable story emerges from the Bambin Gesù Pediatric Hospital in Rome: during a cesarean section, a newborn underwent successful surgery for a throat tumor. Thanks to timely intervention, the newborn is doing well and is now with his family, without any postoperative complications. First case in Italy of Exit-to-ECMO cesarean section This case was unique for Italy as well, as the tumor afflicting the newborn was of such large dimensions (as can be seen), extending from the shoulder to the chin, making breathing impossible after birth. The challenge for the doctors was immense: the tumor, the size of the… Read more: First time in Italy: newborn operated on during cesarean section for throat tumor
  • Monument to commemorate Aron, the dog burned alive
    In Palermo, a monument is set to be installed in honor of Aron, the dog who was burned alive by his owner on January 14th. The 46-year-old, homeless at the time, had tied his puppy to a pole and set him on fire on a sidewalk in the historic center of the Sicilian capital. The immediate alarm was raised by law enforcement, volunteer associations, animal rights groups, and various institutions, along with the involvement of the healthcare sector. Popular psychosis and surge in false reports On the same day, as reconstructed from the events, neighbors had already reported to the… Read more: Monument to commemorate Aron, the dog burned alive
  • Jannick Sinner is the first Italian to win the Australian Open
    January 28, 2024: A new page in the world of tennis has been written in green, white, and red. A success awaited many and was already in the air. Jannick Sinner has made history by triumphing over the Polish player Daniil Medvedev. The current number 3 in the world could not hinder the ascent of our athlete on Australian soil, granting him his 11th triumph in his luminous and precocious career. Epic come back for the South Tyrolean Finally, after an incredible year and exponential physical and mental growth, the young man born in August 16, 2001, emerged deservedly victorious… Read more: Jannick Sinner is the first Italian to win the Australian Open
  • In Italy, it’s a hunt for Fleximan, the speed camera slayer
    Italy is the European country with the highest number of speed cameras, a fact that doesn’t surprise me as an Italian driver. More than 8,000 speed cameras have been installed, compared to around 3,800 in Germany and just over 4,000 in the United Kingdom. The fine for speeding is far from pleasant, especially because speed cameras are often installed in strategic positions that make them difficult to spot. Fleximan knows this well, the current people’s hero, the speed camera slayer, now the dark knight of social media. Not all heroes wear a mask; some carry an angle grinder This is… Read more: In Italy, it’s a hunt for Fleximan, the speed camera slayer
  • Pandoro-Gate: Recap of Chiara Ferragni’s Media Controversy
    From a social trendsetter to the center of a commercial scandal, Chiara Ferragni, the renowned Italian influencer, has been fined by the Antitrust for her promotional campaign during Pink Christmas 2022, dubbed the Pandoro-Gate. She is under investigation for alleged unfair business practices that may have harmed uninformed buyers. The impact has been significant: 157,000 followers lost in the first two weeks since the news surfaced. Amidst strategy, misguided marketing, and some blatant lies coming to light, let’s explore what has transpired so far for the social media queen. The media case quickly circled the social media world, earning the… Read more: Pandoro-Gate: Recap of Chiara Ferragni’s Media Controversy
  • ANA Launches Direct Milan Malpensa-Tokyo Flight
    On December 18, the Japanese airline ANA (All Nippon Airways) opened executive offices in Milan, establishing new communication links between Italy and Japan. The Milan Malpensa-Tokyo route, with no layovers, emerges as a front-runner in long-haul routes between Europe and Asia. Initially proposed in 2020, the project had been stalled due to the COVID-19 emergency that same year. All Nippon Airways’ New Hub in Milan Good news for those eager to reach the Land of the Rising Sun from Italy! Various routes connecting the two continents were already operational, departing from Stockholm, London, Brussels, Paris, and Munich, all provided by… Read more: ANA Launches Direct Milan Malpensa-Tokyo Flight
  • Breaking News: First Transplant in Italy To A Child From A Donor With A Stopped Heart 
    A goal that has been pursued for years has finally been achieved at Papa Giovanni Hospital in Bergamo. A team of 50 people, a 13-hour surgery, and a heart stopped for 20 minutes. In detail, this is the story of a family that decided to donate their child’s organs to save the lives of four other children. The recounting of events After some complications and the worst prognosis for a 16-year-old boy sadly confined to bed due to a congenital disease, the parents were faced with the option of donating their son’s organs. A proposal that was accepted will bring… Read more: Breaking News: First Transplant in Italy To A Child From A Donor With A Stopped Heart 
  • During the holidays, Milan is the brightest city in Europe, as seen from space
    Italy, and particularly the Lombard county seat, clinched another bizarre yet unique record this year. Indeed, Milan stands out as the brightest city in Europe from October to December, outshining major tourism and luxury hubs like Stockholm, Oslo, Amsterdam, and Frankfurt. Milan is obsessed with Christmas lights From space, stars take a back seat to the brilliance and glow emitted by the fashion capital. NASA’s images are awe-inspiring, clearly highlighting the stark contrast with other equally populated cities such as Naples and Rome. This suggests that in the city, one of the country’s most significant economic centers, the Christmas spirit… Read more: During the holidays, Milan is the brightest city in Europe, as seen from space
  • Saetta is the New Robot Dog Enlisted by the Carabinieri
    It’s not a science fiction movie or a bizarre episode from some apocalyptic series. It’s the recent frontier in technology developed by the Carabinieri. A brand-new robot dog has just been enlisted to reduce danger for Carabinieri and military personnel during the most challenging operational situations. Saetta: The Most Obedient Dog, Even More than the Flesh-and-Blood Ones Innovation also means raising the safety standards for military personnel in the most risky contexts: the Carabinieri welcome the robot dog Saetta! This is how the world was introduced to this first model, raising our expectations for its performance. The Italian Police emphasize… Read more: Saetta is the New Robot Dog Enlisted by the Carabinieri
  • Via Monte Napoleone Ranks as the Second Richest Street Worldwide
    The recent Main Streets Across the World 2023 report by the American real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield doesn’t come as a surprise, outlining the list of the world’s most luxurious streets. The primary selection criterion was the cost of shop rentals, and Via Monte Napoleone in Milan, one of the four streets in the Quadrilatero della Moda (Fashion Square), met expectations. With an average price of €18,000 per square meter per year, it is placed only behind New York’s Fifth Avenue, which commands over €20,000 annually. Main Streets Across the World 2023 Ranking The 2023 ranking sees Milan‘s famous… Read more: Via Monte Napoleone Ranks as the Second Richest Street Worldwide
  • The Umarelli Express in Milan: A Journey of Smiles and Construction Sites
    In Milan, the long-awaited Umarelli Express has recently made its debut, capturing the attention of citizens of all ages. This unique rail journey has won the hearts of seniors and retirees, who, with their characteristic construction site observers’ attitude, are enjoying unprecedented moments of leisure. In Municipality 6 of Milan, where this adventure began, new stops and dates are continually being added, offering seniors the opportunity to leave their homes and enjoy the city’s construction site panorama that they hold dear. The Umarelli Express is a Sensational Success The recent editions on October 14th and 15th and November 18th have… Read more: The Umarelli Express in Milan: A Journey of Smiles and Construction Sites
  • Flash, the lifeguard dog who saved more than 20 lives, has died
    We recently learned about the death of the lifeguard dog who holds the record for the most lives saved. Flash, a very talented black-haired Labrador female, passed away at the age of 17 after 15 years of honorable duty throughout Campania’s and beyond’s shores. Flash was a member of the Tyrrhenian Sea Rescue Dog School Her career is the envy of every other rescue canine. More than 20 people have been saved from death as a result of her towing force, precision in operation, and cold blood. She was owned by Biagio D’Aniello, a professor of Zoology at the University… Read more: Flash, the lifeguard dog who saved more than 20 lives, has died
  • Romans aim to make Rome’s EUR Lake swim-friendly within 5 years
    Romans aim to make Rome’s EUR Lake swim-friendly within 5 years. Romans aim to make Rome’s EUR Lake swim-friendly within 5 years. Romans aim to make Rome’s EUR Lake swim-friendly within 5 years. The absence of a lovely sea nearby to cool down during the hot summer days is a modest but major challenge for Rome and its citizens. During the summer, the Romans seek refuge on the coastal beaches or in the Castle Lakes, but a root shift is on the way. With an 8 million euro investment, EUR S.p.A. hopes to have Lake EUR swimming within the next… Read more: Romans aim to make Rome’s EUR Lake swim-friendly within 5 years