Archive for the ‘News from Italy’ Category

Hundreds die in Italy quake

Tuesday, April 7th, 2009

As of the time of writing 0730GMT, April 7), at least 179 people are known to have lost their lives in Italy’s deadly earthquake. Another 1,500 have been left injured and at least 17,000 homeless. Some 34 remain unaccounted for. The quake struck just after 0.30am UK time on ...

Sardinia scraps luxury taxes

Thursday, March 26th, 2009

If you’re planning on visiting or perhaps investing in property in Sardinia, the good news is that it’s going to be cheaper to do so, thanks to plans unveiled by new governor Ugo Cappellacci. The small print, however, is that his plans will benefit you primarily if ...

Could immigrants drive a resurgence in Italy’s economy?

Wednesday, March 18th, 2009

Technorati Tags: Economy,Italy,Italian business,Italian economy Immigrants now account for 9.2 per cent of Italian GDP, official figures show. And nearly five per cent of the 3.5 million foreigners legally residents in Italy owns their own business. Although the figure is half that of native Italians, the trend is sharply upwards, ...

Italy’s job deaths scandal

Wednesday, December 10th, 2008

One near Belluno, north of Venice. Another in Pavia, south-east of Milan. A third near Bergamo, north-east of Milan. One day. Three deaths. Two badly hurt in hospital. Almost zero surprise. Why? They were simply further additions to an already grim toll – that of ...

Rome’s bird crisis

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Rome may play host each year to hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world. However, there is one group that is no longer welcome in Italy’s famous capital. Perhaps it was the ignominy of hundreds of them forcing a Ryanair jet into an emergency ...