Argentina beats Italy 37-16 to finish winless run in fashion

TREVISO, Italy (AP) – Argentina defeated Italy 37-16 and emphatically finished their winless run on Saturday as …

TREVISO, Italy (dpa) – Argentina defeated Italy 37-16 and emphatically ended their winless run on Saturday, while the Azzurri streak continued.

Marcos Kremer, Juan Martin Gonzalez, Matías Moroni, Santiago Cordero and Facundo Bosch have tried to help Argentina end a streak of seven straight defeats, including a winless rugby championship.

Paolo Garbisi kept Italy in the game with solid kicks and Stephen Varney got his first international attempt, but the Azzurri’s miserable streak extended to 16 with a faulty performance.

Both teams longed for an overdue win. Argentina got close last weekend when they scared France in Paris before losing 29:20.

The Pumas scored in the ninth minute, seconds after Emiliano Boffelli sent a penalty off the post. Boffelli atoned for his missed shot by serving Kremer, who raced forward and jumped over the line near the post.

Boffelli had the simplest transformation.

Italy struggled and showed little of the serenity they showed against New Zealand last weekend as the Azzurri managed to keep the score at 21-9 before the All Blacks ran away in the final quarter and won 47-9.

The hosts missed another offside penalty and this time Boffelli did not miss from a central position.

Argentina were better at every area of ​​the pitch and Italy struggled to put every offensive together as they were beaten in every tackle.

Italy gave Argentina their second try in the 28th minute when Gonzalez stepped past the Azzurri defense and ran onto the ball to jump over it. Boffelli converted again and the Pumas led 17-0.

Italy finally scored points on the board eight minutes before half-time thanks to a Garbisi penalty.

Garbisi managed to score another penalty – which went off the post – with the final shot of half-time to help Italy reduce the gap to 11 points.

But Italy’s good job was undone right at the start of the second half when the ball hit an unmarked Moroni who went into the corner after a pathetic defense. Boffelli added the extras.

Italy eventually managed to get close to the Argentine line and got their first attempt at the fall internationals when Varney got the ball practically on the line from the back of a scrum, pretending to cheat before forcing it.

Garbisi converted and added another penalty after Azzurri prop master Marco Riccioni was carried away on a stretcher.

However, there was another attempt at Italy’s best phase of the game as a poorer defense let the ball get to Cordero, who sped to the right and flipped. This time, Boffelli missed.

Nicolas Sanchez also added a penalty for Argentina and his substitute colleague Bosch scored the Pumas’ fifth attempt seconds after losing control of the ball.


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‘Dolce Vita’ prepare will exhibit Italy in type

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The Dolce Vita sleeper train will roll through some of the most spectacular landscapes in Italy, including that of Tuscany.


It is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe with an immense heritage: world famous cities, spectacular scenery and a world class rail system to get around.

Italy is already a dream destination – now the train experience is to become even more dreamy and a “Treno della Dolce Vita” is planned.

The “Dolce Vita Train” will travel on 10 routes through Italy’s most famous landscapes, in historic trains with retro luxury, Dolce Vita era furnishings. The itineraries will cover 14 of Italy’s 20 regions and reach 128 cities, covering 10,000 miles from north to south. The itineraries range from one to three nights.

Passengers who sleep, eat and be entertained on board, in the style of iconic services such as the Venice Simplon-Orient-Express from Belmond – can travel through the famous Tuscan hills and around Sicily in luxury trains honoring Federico, Fellini’s film of the same name from the 1960s.

The trains are scheduled to hit the market in 2023, but were announced with a test drive from Rome to Civitavecchia on the Lazio coast in a vintage train specially equipped for the occasion.

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Matera, in the Basilicata region, will be on the itineraries.

Celebrity chef Carlo Cracco took care of the trip and gave a taste of what the guests will experience.

The Treno Dolce Vita is a joint project between Trenitalia, part of the Italian state railway Ferrovie dello Stato, and Arsenale SpA, a luxury hotel company that is behind future luxury hotels such as the Soho House in Rome and the Rosewood in Venice.

A spokesperson for the project called it “a new frontier in luxury hotel business” and promised that trains would travel to all of Italy’s attractions – sea, hills, lakes, mountains, medieval villages and foodie destinations.

The project hopes to capitalize on the desire to travel to less visited places and to travel more slowly after the pandemic.

Paolo Barletta, CEO of Arsenale SpA, said: “Tourism is not just about hotels and restaurants. Italy is a 360-degree experience and we have to start over from this experience in order to make a complete offer. ”

He promised that the trains would take tourists on “new routes” to “lesser known places”.

The train travels through the Langhe wine region, Piedmont.

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The train travels through the Langhe wine region, Piedmont.

The experience is heavily driven by the Made in Italy brand, with retro fittings from some of the most famous Italian designers, including Gio Ponti, Carlo Scarpa and Piero Fornasetti.

The company also promises works of art from the time on board.

The itineraries cover world famous areas such as Val d’Orcia in Tuscany as well as lesser known places. “The Trapani Triangle” will be a slow drive through Sicily that includes destinations such as Taormina, Agrigento and Modica, as well as Trapani and Palermo.

Other routes take guests through less touristy parts of the country, including the Sila Mountains in Calabria and the coast of Basilicata. Matera, the famous cave house town that will star in the upcoming Bond film “No Time to Die”, will also be on the route.

The northern routes include Milan to Cortina through the Dolomites, Milan to Turin through the Piedmont wine country and the Ligurian Riviera.

Each 11-car train will only carry 64 people in 32 cabins – 12 deluxe and 20 suites. On board there is fine dining, live entertainment, a lounge bar and a concierge service to help you with the arrangements on site.

How much the tickets will cost is not yet known.

Can’t wait until 2023? Meanwhile, Trenitalia has announced new routes for summer 2021, including the first Frecciarossa high-speed train between Milan and Reggio Calabria, as well as high-speed routes into the mountains, including Bolzano to Ancona and Milan to Trento and Bolzano. Services are also being intensified along the Adriatic coast.

Packed parks, lurking virus? Worries mount as Italy reopens | Your Cash

MILAN (AP) – Italy’s gradual reopening on Monday after six months of rotating virus locks is not satisfying anyone: too cautious for some, too hasty for others.

It’s too late to eat too much outdoors for Italy’s restaurant owners, whose survival has been threatened by more than a year of recurring closings. The country’s ongoing 10pm curfew is dampening the theater’s reopening and is seen as poor public relations for Italy’s main tourism industry, which is hoping overseas visitors can finally return in the second summer of the pandemic. The government has also faced strong pressure to reopen from Italy’s right-wing parties.

However, the country’s tired virologists and medical workers fear that even the provisional reopening planned by Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s government will invite a jack-of-all-trades who risks a new virus surge before the current one is really suppressed.

“Unfortunately, as I have had to repeat many times: the virus does not negotiate. In addition, the virus has managed to adapt, become more aggressive and widespread, ”said Professor Massimo Galli from Sacco Hospital in Milan.

In a preview of what many fear, Italians crowded the streets, squares and parks of cities from Rome to Turin, Milan to Naples on Sunday – a day before virus restrictions were eased – as the warmer weather made an unusually cold one Spring pushed aside.

The Italian Interior Ministry recognized the risks and on Sunday directed law enforcement officers to ensure social distancing and the wearing of masks are enforced so that the easing of restrictions does not lead to a new virus spike.

Italy has the second deadliest pandemic in Europe after the UK with over 119,000 confirmed deaths. And experts say the number is low because more Italians suspected of having COVID-19 died in the spring of 2020 before they could be tested.

By Monday, 15 of Italy’s 21 regions and autonomous provinces will have the lowest coronavirus restrictions. For the first time since autumn, interregional travel is allowed. The number of people who can visit friends and family at the same time doubles from two to four. In restaurants and bars, people can dine al fresco. Contact sports can be resumed outdoors.

However, plans to fully reopen Italian high schools in the last six weeks of the school year ran into inadequate public transport and had to be reduced to at least 70% of personal school attendance for the upper grades.

Four southern regions – Basilicata, Calabria, Apulia and Sicily – as well as tiny Aosta on the French border in the north continue to be subject to stronger second-tier virus restrictions.

The Italian island of Sardinia – the only region completely free of restrictions this winter – was plunged into the red zone in mid-April after the all-clear signal led to a surge in new infections. Sardinia has become a cautionary story quoted by Italian virologists.

The reopening will take place even if the intensive care units in Italy remain above the alarm threshold of 30%. Italy’s vaccination campaign is also still far from its target of 500,000 shots a day and is only now trying to protect people between the ages of 70 and 79. The World Health Organization says people over 65 caused the vast majority of COVID-19 deaths in Europe.

“There are two words that should guide us in the next few days,” said Health Minister Roberto Speranza on Sunday. Trust, because the measures worked, and be careful. We have to take it step by step, take it step by step and evaluate the development day by day. “


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