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...

Following Italy’s announcement to expand its Covid-19 health pass to venues such as restaurants, bars, gyms and cinemas, there has been a surge in vaccination bookings. But as it’s due to come into force in just under two weeks, from August 6th, there have been reports of other tactics to get the pass without meeting the official requirements of ge...

Rome's Fiumicino airport has begun offering travellers the chance to be vaccinated against covid-19, even at the last minute before boarding their flights. Located in Terminal 3, the vaccine centre is dedicated to passengers departing, arriving and in transit, reports newspaper Corriere della Sera. The new 'Vax & Go' initiative became operational o...

“Il Governo indica le modalità di funzionamento del Green Pass per i vaccinati, ma  gli italiani all’estero che hanno fatto il vaccino nel Paese di residenza come potranno vedere riconosciuta la validità del loro vaccino? Per avere indicazioni concrete ho depositato una interrogazione al Ministro degli Esteri Di Maio in cui ho chiesto di “fornire i...

Antonio “Tony” Di Luigi had rules he lived by in his 98 years:  Do everything 100 percent. Listen to people who know more than you do. Balance your checkbook. And with 77 years as a barber, the Gloucester County resident could tell a lot about a man by the hair on his head. “He judged people by their haircuts,” said Di Luigi’s son Kevin. “He would...