When Italy announced they would open up their borders for leisure travel to American tourists, I got on my laptop and booked a flight to Rome. It has been over a year since I visited Italy and I jumped at the opportunity of seeing the country without crowds of tourists. Yes, I had to take some extra steps, but for me it was well worth it! What Are...

As Italy’s coronavirus vaccination campaign continues to make progress, Italian media reports that the country plans on giving second doses to tourists this summer. But is that really going to happen - and who would it apply to? Here's a closer look. Some half a million vaccine doses are now being administered in Italy every day. But for those gett...

Italy has performed the world's first heart transplants from COVID-positive donors to virus-negative recipients in Bologna and Rome, sources said Thursday. A 64-year-old man got a new heart at Bologna's Sant'Orsola Hospital and a 15-year-old boy received one at Rome's Bambino Gesù Hospital. The recipients did not get COVID after the transplants, ho...

Half of Italy's population will be living in white zones from next Monday says Italian health minister. Five more Italian regions and one autonomous province will be re-classified as 'white zones' - the lowest-risk category under Italy's colour-coded system of coronavirus restrictions - from 14 June. The regions of Emilia Romagna, Lazio (Rome), Lom...

St. Rocco – St. Anthony Society has decided to cancel this year’s Italian Festival dinner and picnic originally scheduled the weekend of July 23. They say they considered the many safeguards that are necessary to ensure the full safety and well-being of the public and members and felt taht a full resumption of the celebration this year would be pre...

Four more regions will turn 'white' next week, the Italian health ministry confirmed on Friday, with the rest of the country expected to follow later this month. Based on the latest health data, the Italian regions of Abruzzo, Liguria, Umbria and Veneto will be in the low-risk white zone from Monday June 7th, the health ministry stated. The latest...

Italy's regions can make covid-19 vaccination appointments available to all people aged over 16 from Thursday 3 June. "We can further accelerate our campaign to overcome this difficult season," wrote Italian health minister Roberto Speranza on Twitter yesterday. “From 3 June, all regions will be able to open up to all age groups (over 16),” the gov...

Italy takes another step towards normality as people can once again drink coffee at the bar. Italy's restaurants and bars can open for indoor service as well as outdoors from 1 June, in another step towards normality as the country winds down its covid-19 restrictions. The move means that customers can once again take their coffee at the bar or eat...

A lesson in dichotomy, Renato Foschini tried to blend in but nonetheless stood out. He was a quiet leader, a small powerhouse and a patient busybody, said his wife, Maria Foschini. "They didn't get better than him," she said. "He was a hard worker, kind, generous, giving. He had the patience of a saint." Born in November 1969 in Paterson, Foschini...