2013 in Italy
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Events in the year 2013 in Italy.
- January 4: The plane carrying Italian stylist Vittorio Missoni crashes in the ocean near Los Roques, Venezuela.
- February 11: Benedict XVI announced his resignation as Pope
- February 12–16: Marco Mengoni won the Sanremo Music Festival.
- February 25: In the general election centre-left coalition led by Pier Luigi Bersani won an absolute majority in the Chamber of Deputies but in the Senate no party won an outright majority. The anti-establishment Five Star Movement, led by Beppe Grillo, became the first party of the country with 25.5% of votes.
- March 13: Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio his elected Pope with the name of Francis.
- April 2: Zafferana Etnea, a small tourist town in the province of Catania, was covered in ash after Mount Etna erupted.
- April 20: Giorgio Napolitano was re-elected President with 738 votes in the sixth ballot amid widespread protests by MPs eager to elect Stefano Rodotà. Napolitano is the first President in the history of Italy to be re-elected for a second term.
- April 28:
- May 3: Twenty people were injured and more than one hundred houses were damaged in a series of tornadoes in Northern Italy.
- May 7: The cargo ship Jolly Nero impacts the control tower of the port of Genoa, with the consequent collapse of the latter and the killing of 11 people.
- May 25: Don Pino Puglisi become blessed. He is the first case of a martyr killed by Mafia.
- June 24: Former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was sentenced to seven years in prison and barred from holding public office for abusing power and having sex with an underage prostitute
- July 28: A coach has plunged off a flyover in southern Italy, leaving 39 people dead and 8 injured.
- August 4: Silvio Berlusconi was convicted of tax fraud and sentenced to four years imprisonment.
- October 3: At least 339 African migrants have died and 50 are missing after a boat carrying them to Europe sank off the southern Italian island of Lampedusa.
- November 17–19: At least 18 people died in Sardinia following the massive floods caused by Cleopatra cyclone.
- November 27: The Senate expelled former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi form his seat in Parliament following his conviction for tax fraud.
- December 15: The Pitchforks protests broke out in Turin with hard fights between protesters, who asked the resignation of the government, and the police.
- March 7: Damiano Damiani, 90, Italian screenwriter, film director, actor and writer. (born 1922)
- March 21: Pietro Mennea, 60, Italian sprinter and politician. (born 1952)
- May 6: Giulio Andreotti, 94, 41st Prime Minister of Italy. (born 1919)
- June 24: Emilio Colombo, 93, 40th Prime Minister of Italy. (born 1920)
- Silvio Berlusconi gets 7 years in underage sex case CNN, 2013-06-24.
- Silvio Berlusconi ousted from Italian parliament after tax fraud conviction The Guardian, 2013-11-27.