Italy is on target to reach its goal of vaccinating 80 per cent of the population over the age of 12 by the end of September, said the government's coronavirus emergency commissioner General Francesco Paolo Figliuolo. "The goal declared in March to vaccinate 80 per cent of the population over 12 years old will be completed fully by 30 September", F...

Sicily — particularly Taormina — has become a special place for my family over the years. Although our Sicilian heritage traces back to a small town almost 200 miles away, the strikingly beautiful hilltop town, lively beaches below, and friends we've made have captured our hearts, and we can't stop going back. The moment Italy reopened to Americans...

Here are the practical steps entailed: Step 1: Have your foreign-issued vaccine certificate in hand. If your certificate is in any language other than English, you will need to get it translated and notarized. Your certificate could either be a printed certificate, or vaccination card that was filled out by the person who gave you the two doses. Ne...

The European Commission on Friday transferred 24.9 billion euros to Italy as the first tranche of the cash Rome is set to get from the NextGenerationEU COVID-19 recovery fund. Italy is set to be the biggest beneficiary of the 750-billion-euro programme, getting a total of 191.5 billion euros in grants and low-interest loans between now and 2026. Fr...

Italy's government has urged regions to prioritise COVID-19 vaccinations for those aged between 12 and 18, in an effort to extend the campaign before schools and sports activities restart across the country. In a letter addressed to regional governors, seen by Reuters, the government's special COVID Commissioner Francesco Paolo Figliuolo on Wednesd...

Italy rolls out its newly expanded Green Pass rules today, Friday 6 August, in a contentious move designed to curb the rise of covid-19. The Green Pass, or Certificazione Verde, shows that people have been vaccinated, tested negative or recovered from covid-19, and does not apply to children under 12. From today people will be required to show the...

North of Lecce, Puglia, a typical Italian countryside, is the home to Certosa and Manfredi. They were once residences of a noble family and a farmhouse for a flower market, respectively. Certosa even towers over miles of vineyards and olive groves. Such beautiful landscapes with a calming environment are a beauty to behold. But why are the likes of...

The Watkins Glen Italian-American Festival is partnering with the Schuyler County Health Department to offer free Johnson & Johnson vaccines during the event. The vaccine will be available during the festival on Saturday, August 14 from 1-3 p.m. at the Clute Park Pavilion. “I am thrilled the event is able to happen again this year!” shared Schuyler...

As Italy prepares to extend the public spaces where a so-called ‘green pass’ is required, the government has given its first indications about how visitors from non-EU countries can access the scheme. Travellers from any country in the EU or Schengen Zone can already use their national certificates in Italy as they would at home.  In its latest ord...