Italian state plan for Colosseum gets thumbs-up after court fight

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s top administrative court awarded victory to the government in a dispute over the management of the Colosseum amphitheatre on Monday, rejecting objections from Rome’s anti-establishment mayor. The verdict is the final twist in a tussle over the 2,000-year-old venue for gladiator fights, and will allow the government to proceed with a […]

Juventus buys $46 million Bernadeschi from Fiorentina

Bernadeschi, 23, broke out for 11 Serie A goals last season for Fiorentina, adding two in the UEFA Europa League.

‘Nothing is impossible’: Bonucci brings hope to AC Milan

MILAN — Nothing is impossible. That’s AC Milan’s new unofficial slogan following Leonardo Bonucci’s surprise transfer from defending six-time Serie A champion Juventus. Presenting fans to Bonucci via Weibo on Friday, Milan CEO Marco Fassone recounted how Italy’s top defender moved to a rival club. “It started by chance and it seemed impossible but Leo…

Totti ready to begin new role in Roma management

ROME — Recently retired Roma captain Francesco Totti is ready to begin his new role working in the club’s management, without any specific role for now. Totti tells Roma’s website, “I want to be everything and nothing. I want to be an important person for Roma, and Roma really understand that’s what I want to…

WiFi4EU and WiFi Italia working together to enhance free connectivity in the EU

Today in Rome the European Commission and Italian government are committing in working together to provide more freely accessible WiFi in Europe. #3Novices #News #OnlineMedia 3Novices Europe

Bailed out Italian bank to cut thousands of jobs, close branches

Italy’s Monte dei Paschi di Siena bank is to lose more than 20 percent of its staff as part of its public bailout plan. On Tuesday, the EU approved a multi-billion euro rescue that effectively nationalizes the lender. #3Novices #News #OnlineMedia 3Novices Europe

EU backs Italy in stand-off with NGOs over refugee rescue

EU and Italian authorities want new rules placed on NGO rescues, raising international aid organizations’ ire. The Italian government threatens to close its ports and insists on NGOs signing up to a “code of conduct.” #3Novices #News #OnlineMedia 3Novices Europe