2009 in Italy
Events of 2009 in Italy.
Berlusconi is involved in several controversies in relation to his career and personal life.
Trial of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito
Knox and Sollecito were tried for and convicted of the Murder of Meredith Kercher.
A major earthquake occurred in Abruzzo on 6 April, killing about 300 people.
- 11 January – Pio Laghi, Roman Catholic cardinal (born 1922)
- 9 February – Eluana Englaro, right-to-die patient (born 1970)
- 13 May – Achille Compagnoni, mountaineer (born 1914)
- 6 August – Riccardo Cassin, mountaineer (born 1909)
- 8 September – Mike Bongiorno, television personality (born 1924)
- 20 November – Lino Lacedelli, mountaineer (born 1925)