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Is it true that Greeks invented Pizza before Italians?

  Historical evidence shows that the Greeks ate a flat bread called πλακούς (plakous), or “flat” bread, topped with olive oil, herbs, onions, cheese, and garlic, and baked in a tandoor.    Greek pizza adapted by the Romans who naturally adopted the idea of baking speckled bread in the oven after putting the ingredients of […]

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Sicilian town sells houses for 1 Euro

  The Sicilian town of Troina has recently put many abandoned houses on the market for 1 Euro.    Troina, an ancient city into the heart of the island, can be reached through an extraordinary territory, incredibly rich of valleys, hills and mountains, often quite unknown even by Sicilians.   The city origins refer to […]

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Lifestyle Travel

Travel Around Lisbon And Portugal

   Lisbon, Portugal and its history has been written about on so many pages, its monuments have been described in many different ways so that it gives you the feeling that time has never passed, not only because its architecture has been kept intact even though it was terribly hit by an earthquake in 1755, […]

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Greece: Athens welcomes tourists with love letters

In order to attract travelers to the Greek capital, Athens & Partners, a public-private travel partner, announced the launch of a digital advertising campaign for “Love Letters from Athens”.  The action includes six short promotional videos depicting popular Athens monuments and landmarks, such as the ancient Irodion theater, the Plaka district or the Panathenaic Marble […]

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Spain: Anger after king’s sisters got vaccinated in Abu Dhabi

  The two sisters of King Felipe VI of Spain were at the center of a political storm after confirming that they were vaccinated against COVID-19 in Abu Dhabi.  Spain’s Infanta Elena and Infanta Cristina went to visit their father last month. Honorary King Juan Carlos I. The former king has been living in Abu […]

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France: Majority of people in favor of legalizing marijuana

  According to a recent parliamentary survey, most French people are in favor of legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Although France has the largest number of cannabis users in Europe, it also has some of the toughest drug laws. This survey involves a quarter of the population of over a million. It was conducted by […]

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Italy stops COVID-19 vaccine shipment to Australia

  Italy and the European Commission have blocked the shipment of COVID-19 vaccine to AstraZeneca in Australia.  The British-Swedish drug manufacturer failed to fulfill its EU contractual commitments, so the Italian government rejected its request to export 250,000 doses from the Anagni factory near Rome.    Italy made this request and it was approved by […]

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Spain: Negative coronavirus test mandatory for Balearic Islands arrivals

  The Balearic Islands government announced that travelers from other parts of Spain must prove that they have tested negative for the coronavirus.    Starting from March 4 (Thursday), if domestic tourists leave the area and their cumulative incidence exceeds 100 COVID-19 cases per 100,000 residents, they must show a negative PCR test.    Previously, […]

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Greece: Movement restricted to within 1.2 miles from home

  In order to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, Greece on Thursday restricted the range of activities to within 2 kilometers (1.2 miles) of home.    Daily cases continue to increase as the country recorded 2,703 cases of the virus on Wednesday, the highest number of confirmed cases so far in 2021.    Nikos […]

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France: Escargot producers struggle to make ends meet

  Since the start of the second lockdown on October 30, with the closure of the country’s restaurants, producers of Escargot in the heart of French “Burgundy” are struggling to make ends meet.    Snailsboiled in garlic butter are a classic of French cuisine. They have long aroused the fascination and fear of tourists, especially […]

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Spain: Around 20% of population has reached COVID-19 immunity

  According to a study by the famous Spanish Institute of Epidemiology, Spain’s immunity to coronavirus has reached nearly 20% of the population.    According to statistics from the Spanish Society of Epidemiology (SEE), 19% of the population is immune to coronavirus, a total of 9.7 million people. This measure is based on a combination […]

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Pandemic pushed Italy extreme poverty to 15-year high

  ISTAT said on Thursday that according to preliminary data, the number of absolute poor in Italy reached the highest level since 2020 in 15 years.  According to the National Bureau of Statistics, the incidence of absolutely poor households has risen from 6.4% in 2019 to 7.7% in 2020, which means an increase of 335,000 […]

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