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SHOCKING VIDEO: Italy PM Orders the WHOLE Country on Lockdown to Fight Coronavirus – WATCH

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte says travel restrictions are being imposed nationwide to try to stop the spread of the spread of coronavirus.

Conte said Monday night that a new government decree will require all people in Italy to demonstrate a need to work, health conditions or other limited reasons to travel outside the areas where they live.

Source: Italy imposes nationwide travel restrictions to contain coronavirus

More than 50,000 people forced to leave home in Italy after WW2 bomb found in Brindisi – WATCH


British bomb believed to have been dropped on southern Italian city in 1941 More than 50,000 people had to evacuate their homes in Brindisi in the south of Italy on Sunday, as experts removed a second world war British bomb.

The British bomb, uncovered by construction workers on 2 November during refurbishment works at a cinema, is believed to have been dropped on the port city in 1941.

The Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera described the operation as “the biggest peacetime evacuation in the country” as more than 54,000 inhabitants were forced to leave their homes for several hours on Sunday morning, within a radius of 1,617 metres from where the bomb was found.

Source: Italy: more than 50,000 evacuated in Brindisi after WW2 bomb found

Another beautiful Italian town is selling houses for just $1

Have $1 and a sense of adventure? The town of Bivona in Sicily might be the place for you.

The latest destination on the scene is Bivona, a small town deep in the heart of the southern island of Sicily, which is easing restrictions and offering tax bonuses to anyone who wants to pay just over a dollar to buy one of a dozen empty and dilapidated properties.

As in other Italian towns and villages offering properties for next to nothing, Bivona’s young people have been deserting their home in pursuit of better opportunities in big cities, leaving it depopulated and in danger of dying completely.

Source: Another Italian town is selling old homes that are cheaper than a cannoli to lure new residents

We bought a $1 house in Italy. Here’s what happened next

CNN Travel caught up with some of the pioneering buyers — or “€1 citizens,” as the locals in Italy call them — to discover whether it’s been worth it to buy a house for a little more than $1.

Morgane Guihot, who hails from near the city of Nantes, France, was among the first buyers to snap up the €1 deals being offered in Mussomeli, a beautiful town deep in the heart of Sicily where narrow, ancient streets cluster around a crumbling hilltop citadel.

Source: We bought a $1 house in Italy. Here’s what happened next

LOOK: Hillary Clinton Turns Her Emails in Scandal into Art by Reading Them at Venice Art Exhibit, Italy


Hillary Clinton’s emails, long a political talking point, have become art — and the former secretary of state herself went to take a look.

The 2016 Democratic presidential nominee looked through printed copies of her emails and sat at a replica of the Oval Office’s Resolute Desk during a visit Tuesday to an art exhibit in Venice, Italy, titled “HILLARY: The Hillary Clinton Emails,” according to the exhibit’s creator and curators.

“Hillary Clinton spent an hour yesterday reading her emails at my exhibition of all 62,000 pages of them in Venice,” American poet and artist Kenneth Goldsmith tweeted Wednesday. “She is pictured here at a replica of the Oval Office Resolute Desk, stacked with her emails.”

Source: Hillary Clinton reads her emails at Venice art exhibit

SHAME ON YOU! WATCH: Venice Red Carpet Taken Over by Climate Change & Cruise Protesters

Several hundred demonstrators have taken over the red carpet at the Venice Film Festival, demanding action to fight climate change and a ban on cruise ships entering the lagoon city.

Wearing white boiler suits over their clothes, the roughly 300 protesters sat on the red carpet where Hollywood stars such as Brad Pitt, Scarlett Johansson and Joaquin Phoenix have premiered their latest films during the 11-day event.

Source: Chaos in Venice as red carpet ‘overrun’ at iconic film festival