President Sergio Mattarella visited Bologna on Thursday to mark the 40th anniversary of two of the most painful moments in Italy's history - the 1980 Bologna station bombing and the Ustica air crash. On 27 June 1980, a Bologna-Palermo flight by the now-defunct Itavia airline crashed into the Tyrrhenian Sea between the islands of Ponza and Ustica, k...

Videomessaggio del Presidente Mattarella agli italiani all'estero «Rivolgo un pensiero, pieno di affetto, a tutti gli italiani residenti all’estero. So con quanta partecipazione avete seguito le sofferenze vissute, nel nostro Paese, per il coronavirus. Lo avete fatto da lontano, per la distanza fisica che ci separa; eppure del tutto vicini nella co...

“In occasione del 244° anniversario della Dichiarazione d’Indipendenza mi è gradito formulare, a nome di tutti gli italiani e mio personale, i migliori auguri per l’amico popolo americano. Lo storico e profondo legame tra i nostri due Paesi, cementato dalla presenza di una ampia e attiva comunità di origine italiana negli Stati Uniti e da vitali sc...

Italy bid farewell to its coronavirus dead on Sunday with a haunting Requiem concert performed at the entrance to the cemetery of Bergamo, the hardest-hit province in the onetime epicenter of the outbreak in Europe. President Sergio Mattarella was the guest of honor, and said his presence made clear that all of Italy was bowing down to honor Berg...

Italy's president Sergio Mattarella has bestowed knighthood honours on 57 citizens who distinguished themselves by serving their community during the coronavirus emergency, reports Italian news agency ANSA. The honour - Cavaliere al merito della Repubblica - will be awarded to mainly frontline healthcare workers but also individuals in other profes...

“Io sono fiero del mio Paese”. Così il Presidente della Repubblica, Sergio Mattarella, ha chiuso il discorso con cui ha introdotto il concerto per le vittime del coronavirus ospitato in questi minuti nei Giardini del Quirinale. A esibirsi l’Orchestra del Teatro dell’Opera di Roma diretta dal maestro Daniele Gatti. Viviamo un periodo caratterizzato...

Festa della Repubblica, the day when Italy celebrates its most important institution, is upon us: on the 2nd of June, our  streets fill with the tricolore,  the Frecce fly over the skies of Rome, while Via dei Fori Imperiali turns into a stage for our  Armed Forces, all parading in high uniform under the proud, attentive eye of the President.  But...

Italy’s president says the country is living through “a sad page in our history,” with its oldest generation paying a very high price in loss of life during the COVID-19 pandemic. With coffins piling up in the country with the highest number of deaths in the world of persons infected with the coronavirus, President Sergio Mattarella sought to shore...

Italy's president Sergio Mattarella has called for "responsibility" in the face of the Coronavirus emergency, urging Italians to "follow carefully" the official guidelines regarding changes to lifestyle and daily habits. "Italy is going through a particularly challenging time and is facing it dutifully with full transparency and completeness of inf...

Rome has begun a year-long programme of celebrations leading up to its 150th anniversary as the capital city of Italy in 2021. The anniversary commemorates the declaration of Rome as the capital of the nascent Kingdom of Italy on 3 February 1871 after Italian forces led by Garibaldi put an end to papal control of Rome and the Papal States. The open...