The St. James Italian Festival has again been canceled due to COVID-19. “Unfortunately, this year we’re not going to be able to do it either,” said Deacon Mike Lennon of St. James Church. “This is the second year in a row, but hopefully we’ll be back on track next year.” Time is a factor in putting together the annual July festival. It would be dif...

The antibodies were present “regardless of the severity of the illness, the age of the patients or the presence of other pathologies,” according to a statement from the San Raffaele hospital in Milan. The researchers, working with Italy’s ISS national health institute, studied 162 patients with symptomatic coronavirus who turned up at the emergency...

This week, Prime Minister Mario Draghi said Italy is ready to welcome back travelers. “The world wants to travel to Italy, the pandemic has forced us to close but Italy is ready to welcome back the world,” said Draghi. ”Our mountains, our beaches, our cities are reopening.”To facilitate travel, the European Green Pass will be available in mid-June...

Italy begins a mass vaccination campaign on the resident populations of its smaller islands as part of a plan to make them 'covid-free' ahead of the summer season. The vaccination programme, which focuses on smaller islands with minimal healthcare facilities, begins on 7 May with Capraia, off Tuscany, and the Aoeolian Islands, off Sicily. The natio...

Capri's world has always been blue - the color of the water surrounding the Mediterranean island, many of its fishing boats and, most famously, the light in its Blue Grotto. Now, the glamorous tourist destination with magnificent mansions, classy restaurants and world class shopping is hoping to shake off the pandemic blues after a year of on-and-o...

The Prime Minister of Italy has announced a plan to reopen for American tourists by the middle of May without the need for quarantine.  Italian Prime Minister, Mario Draghi stated the country plans to introduce a pass that will allow both EU and non EU Nationals to visit Italy. “Let us not wait until mid-June for the EU pass,” Draghi said. “In mid-...

A year and two months since the first Covid-19 case was reported, Italy is still battling the virus. However, things may just have begun looking up: this week, most of the country will be placed in the lowest-risk zona gialla, meaning cafés and restaurants will finally open for both lunch and dinner, albeit only outdoor. Cinema, theatres and museum...

Italy is “ready to welcome back the world”, Prime Minister Mario Draghi said on Tuesday as he confirmed a ‘green pass’ for international travel will be launched in mid-May. “From the second half of June the European Green Pass will be ready,” Draghi announced at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon following a meeting between G20 tourism ministe...

Over a year has passed since Covid-19 hit Italy, wreaking havoc on the lives and economy of Italians. The tourism sector, which contributes 13% of Italy’s GDP suffered in a major way due to the country and the world being forced to stand still. It's hard to know what will happen this summer—will American’s be able to travel abroad to stroll the str...

Follicular lymphoma, a cancer of the white blood cells, is usually incurable. Patients cycle through periods of therapy that partially shrink their cancers, before the disease progresses again. That’s what appeared to be happening with a 61-year-old man in Italy: Diagnosed with cancer in August of 2019, he promptly began a course of chemotherapy, c...