September 26, 2023

What changes about life in Italy in October 2023

From a major golfing tournament to an opportunity to visit Italy's 'hidden' cultural sites and the clocks going back, here's what to expect in Italy in October 2023.
September 26, 2023

Giorgio Napolitano: funeral held for communist turned Italian president

Among dignitaries paying respects were French president Emmanuel Macron and the Duchess of EdinburghCrowds gathered outside the Italian parliament as the non-religious state funeral of Giorgio Napolitano, a former communist who as president navigated Italy through almost a decade of turbulent political times, took place in Rome. Napolitano, the first president to be elected twice, died on Friday at the age of 98.He is credited with staving off a debt crisis after using his powers to appoint technocrat Mario Monti as prime minister in the wake of Silvio Berlusconi’s resignation amid the eurozone crisis that plunged Italy into financial turmoil. Continue reading...
September 26, 2023

How long do Brits in Italy have to wait to apply for citizenship via residency?

British nationals who were resident in Italy before the end of 2021 have kept some pre-Brexit rights. But does this extend to applications for citizenship through residency?
September 26, 2023

Italy complains to Germany over migrant NGO funding

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has written to German Chancellor Olaf Scholz to complain about funding charities helping irregular migrants in her country, according to a letter made public Monday.
September 25, 2023

Is it TikTok or global crisis? How the world lost its trust in scientists like me | Giorgio Parisi

I was attacked online for presenting evidence on Covid – it made me reflect on how we can rebuild public faith in scienceLast year, as the number of Italians getting a fourth booster dose of the Covid vaccine waned, the country’s ministry of health asked me, as a scientist, to appear on a 50-second TV spot, explaining why vulnerable people should get another jab. It was aired hundreds of times on television. As a result, I received a lot of emails attacking me; on Twitter and Facebook I was (wrongly) denounced as someone in the pocket of big pharma.At the height of the pandemic in October 2020 I’d had a similar experience. At the time, I was president of the Accademia dei Lincei, Italy’s most important scientific academy, and the second deadly wave of Covid was arriving. I argued in a long and reasoned article, highlighting the epidemiological situation in detail, that either drastic measures would need to be taken immediately or500 deaths a day could be expected by mid-November (unfortunately the prediction was accurate). Immediately after publication, I receivedemails telling me in the strongest of terms that I had better not get involved in other people’s business.Giorgio Parisi is a theoretical physicist and the author of In a Flight of Starlings: The Wonder of Complex Systems. Together with Klaus Hasselmann and Syukuro Manabe, he won the Nobel prize in physics in 2021 Continue reading...
September 25, 2023

The five most essential pieces of paperwork you’ll need when moving to Italy

Sunshine, good food, and breathtakingly beautiful sights are all guaranteed when you move to Italy. Unfortunately, so is a big pile of paperwork.
September 25, 2023

Permesso di soggiorno: A complete guide to getting Italy's residency permit

Applying for your Italian 'permesso' can seem like a daunting task. Reporter John Last shares his experience of the process and explains the steps you'll need to take.
September 25, 2023

‘We hoped for better’: How Italy’s government has floundered on migration

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni has admitted she had hoped to do "better" on controlling irregular migration, which has surged since her party won historic elections a year ago.
September 25, 2023

On the agenda: What’s happening in Italy this week

From a planned metro line closure in Rome to a double whammy of transport strikes, here’s what to expect in Italy this week.
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