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Riccardo Bastianello

Soaring gas prices threaten survival of Venice glassblowers

Nov 17 2021

VENICE, Italy Glassblowers in the tiny island of Murano, in the Venice lagoon, have long been famed for the colours and sophistication of their art, but a global surge in gas prices is making it hard to keep furnaces open, threatening their survival.

Italians stay afloat by faking it on Amazon

Mar 25 2021

MILAN A 40-year-old mother from Rome used to have no problem providing for her two young children until the coronavirus struck last year and she lost her job, pushing her into the murky, multi-million-euro business of fake Amazon reviews.

Italy's Veneto defies government, lifts coronavirus curbs early

Apr 27 2020

PADUA, Italy The northern region of Veneto, one of Italy's early coronavirus hotspots, broke ranks with the national government on Monday and announced it would lift some lockdown restrictions a week ahead of schedule.

After the floods, Venice struggles with coronavirus hit

Feb 24 2020

VENICE, Italy Scarcely have floods that hit Venice last year receded than the coronavirus has posed a new threat to the lagoon city's billion-euro tourism industry, shutting carnival for the first time in 50 years and fuelling fears of a second "economic" virus.

Two dead, 79 infected in Italy as government fights to contains coronavirus outbreak

Feb 22 2020

MILAN Cases of the new coronavirus in Italy, the most affected country in Europe, rose on Saturday to nearly 80, killing two people and prompting the government to close off the worst hit areas in the northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto.

Two dead, 79 infected in Italy as government fights to contains coronavirus outbreak

Feb 22 2020

MILAN Cases of the new coronavirus in Italy, the most affected country in Europe, rose on Saturday to nearly 80, killing two people and prompting the government to close off the worst hit areas in the northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto.

UPDATE 5-Two dead, 79 infected in Italy as govt fights to contains coronavirus outbreak

Feb 22 2020

MILAN, Feb 22 Cases of the new coronavirus in Italy, the most affected country in Europe, rose on Saturday to nearly 80, killing two people and prompting the government to close off the worst hit areas in the northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto.

Italy's coronavirus outbreak infects 51 people, kills two

Feb 22 2020

MILAN An outbreak of the new coronavirus has killed two people and infected another 51 in northern Italy, forcing authorities to ban public events and companies to tell workers in affected areas to stay at home. | Video

Venetians shun referendum on split from mainland sister city

Dec 01 2019

PADUA Venetians gave the cold shoulder to the fifth vote in 40 years to break away from sister city Mestre on the Italian mainland, with little expectation of a parting of the ways.

Venice hit by another ferocious high tide, flooding city

Nov 15 2019

VENICE An exceptionally high tide hit Venice again on Friday just three days after the city suffered its worst flooding in more than 50 years, leaving squares, shops and hotels once more inundated. | Video

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