Crime and Court news / Food

Vegan diet “not dangerous for children”, says Italian Administrative Court

The Italian Regional Administrative Court for Alto Adige/Sudtirol ruled that, on the basis of the available scientific information, a vegan diet is not dangerous for a child of less than six years. The child had been expelled from a State-run kindergarten after his mother had asked the managing authorities to stick to a vegan regime … Continue reading

Culture / Food / History of Italy

Italians buying less meat: Vegetarian ethics or crisis?

For the first time, the data of the Italian Farmers’ Association showed the Italian families spending more for fruit and vegetables than for meat. The crisis still gripping Italy is probably a major factor, but an incidence of vegetarianism and new health notions cannot be excluded either. Until the Fifties, in Italy meat was a … Continue reading

Sport

Italian diver Tania Cagnotto wins World Championship gold

After so many victories, the Italian diver Tania Cagnotto has won her first gold medal at the World Championships in Kazan, Russia, finally beating the nearly unstoppable Chinese athletes. No Italian athlete had won a gold medal at the Swimming World Championships since 1975. Miss Cagnotto is the daughter of two swimming champions, Giorgio Cagnotto … Continue reading

Crime and Court news / Politics

“Fascist” cafe assaulted by leftist activists in Bergamo

In Italy it is not unusual to find fascist memorabilia or gadgets, especially in the street markets, and sometimes even in newsstands. It was only recently, however, that the public discovered the existence of a fascist-themed cafe in Bergamo, near Milan. Under the innocent name “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”, the place is stuffed with fascist memorabilia, … Continue reading

Economy / Politics / Tourism / Uncategorized

Rome decline gets worldwide coverage

After many articles in the Italian newspapers and much exposure in the Italian TV and social networks, also the international press of the Anglosphere is putting under the spotlight the mismanagement of Rome, especially in the field of waste collection, public transportation and security. The wave was opened by the New York Times, which attacked … Continue reading

Culture / Science & Technology

Italian researcher discovers most ancient Koran in the world

Alba Fedeli, an Italian researcher at the University of Birmingham, has discovered  the oldest fragment of the Koran in the world in the University archive. The fragment dates back to the VI or VII century: an incredible datation since, according to the Muslim tradition, the Prophet Muhammad was dictated the Holy Book by God in the VII century. … Continue reading

Foreign relations / History of Italy / Security and defence

Italy and the Middle East

During his official visit to Israel, the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi tried to maintain a balanced position between his host and the Powers which had just concluded the nuclear deal with Iran. The agreement, which is anathema to the Israeli Government, was signed also by the European Union after having being negotiated by its … Continue reading