News del Giorno: Milan Taxis Protest Uber, KFC in Rome

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Milan taxi drivers are planning a series of strikes and blockades for upcoming Fashion Week to protest their archenemy: Uber and its offshoot, UberPop. [La Repubblica

Colonel Sanders’s road has led to Rome. KFC opens an Italian outpost in a shopping mall on the Eternal City’s suburban outskirts. [Life in the City]

Till death do they part: This Sunday, Pope Francis will marry 20 couples at St. Peter’s Basilica. This is his first time celebrating the sacrament as Pontiff. [Official Vatican Network]

Italian authorities have confiscated 220,000 bottles of counterfeit Brunello di Montalcino and are investigating an unnamed wine consultant whom they believe orchestrated the €1 million scam. [Decanter]

Italy’s new national team coach Antonio Conte led the Azzurri squad to a 2–0 victory against Norway in their first match of the Euro 2016 tournament, the European championship for men’s national football teams. [La Gazzetta dello Sport]