Italy has always been the country we think of first when Dottie and I consider travel to Europe. Getting here this time was a bit more complicated than before. Although each EU country has its own rules, most are similar to those set by the Italians. First: it takes a bit more preparation. In addition to our passports, we needed our COVID-19 vaccin...

The mandatory Green Pass arrives also on the Neapolitan crib: the master craftsman Marco Ferrigno has put the vaccine passport in the hands of the travelers par excellence, the three Wise Men. "We decided to introduce an important novelty: - says Ferrigno - The Three Kings with the Green Pass! For us it is not only a way to make indelible a particu...

The number of first jabs administered in Italy has risen slightly for the first time in weeks, government data showed on Friday, ahead of the expansion of the 'green pass' requirement to workplaces. About 400,000 first jabs have been administered since last week, according to data presented by Italy’s coronavirus emergency commissioner on Friday. T...

The US has said that it will reopen its borders to fully vaccinated travellers from 33 countries on 8 November. Under new rules announced by the White House, vaccinated people who have had a negative test in the 72 hours before travelling will be allowed to enter. The move marks the end of the tough restrictions that have been imposed on travellers...

The past year and a half changed our lives in more ways than one and now that — let us hope — we are on the way back to some sort of normality, it’s perhaps the right moment to look back and assess a couple of things, including how Italy is planning to move forward. Many commented that the post-Covid world won’t be the same as the one before, and t...

Italy is to give a third dose of the covid-19 vaccine, or 'booster' shot, to the over-60s and people who are frail, the health ministry announced on Friday night. The decision was taken after the green light from the European Medicines Agency (EMA) which said that the booster could be given to people aged over 60 and anyone considered frail, regard...

With the recent COVID-19 pandemic, countless study abroad programs were cancelled or postponed for the safety of its students. Recently, however, some programs got to resume as early as this past summer. Madelyn Spano, a third-year biochemistry student from San Angelo, was one of 24 students picked from the United States to attend the Doctors in It...

She lived a life of adventure that spanned two continents. She fell in love with a World War II fighter pilot, barely escaped Europe ahead of Benito Mussolini’s fascists, ground steel for the U.S. war effort and advocated for her disabled daughter in a far less enlightened time. She was, her daughter said, someone who didn't make a habit of giving...

The Sky News documentary A warning from Italy, filmed in Bergamo during the first wave of covid-19 in March 2020, has won the International Emmy Award in the ‘News’ category. The hard-hitting documentary by journalist Stuart Ramsay took viewers into the emergency rooms of the Papa Giovanni XXIII hospital as well as other locations in Bergamo and fe...