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Spring into Summer

Finally the sun has appeared! It’s March and will soon be time to set the clocks forward! Spring is a wonderful time to visit Italy. It’s quieter, …

Picturesque Roads in North Lazio

OK, so you’ve decided to ‘self-drive’ and go exploring further out of Rome into the wilderness of the unspoiled Lazio countryside….but, which are the …

Rome’s Largest Catacombs with Newly Uncovered Frescoes Will Open to the Public

This month, Rome's largest catacombs will open to the public after an in-depth, years-long restoration project. For the first time in centuries, visitors will be able to descend into the underground cemetery to see a recently rediscovered collection of ancient frescoes.<p>Located in subterranean …

Paninis Are Pa-nonos: Mayor Of Florence Takes Aim At Tourist Picnicking

Florence has taken aim at picnicking tourists. The problem: visitors who choose to dine on the steps of the Italian city's historic churches.<p>Earlier this week, just before lunchtime, the city began hosing down the front steps of a basilica where sightseers like to sit and eat. Mayor Dario …

Italy

Italy criticizes US for withdrawal from Paris climate pact

<i>Max Civili <br>Press TV, Rome</i><p>Italy has joined other countries reaffirming their commitment to the Paris climate change agreement, after US President …

Clean Technology

A Father of the Lamborghini Miura Has Died

Paolo Stanzani, who later led development of the Countach, has died at 80.<p>Paolo Stanzani, one of the top engineers in Lamborghini's earliest days, has passed away at 80 years old, reports <i>Top Gear</i>. Working with engineer Gian Paolo Dallara and stylist Marcello Gandini, Stanzani is credited with …

Sports Cars

Apple planning new flagship retail store in Milan, Italy with outdoor amphitheater

As Apple continues to expand its retail presence around the world, the company is said to be planning a new flagship location in Milan, Italy. According to a local report, Apple’s preliminary guidelines for the store were approved by the city’s planning department last month.<p>According to the …

Italy reopening embassy in Libya two years after closure | Reuters

ROME (Reuters) - Italy is sending its ambassador back to Libya, its foreign ministry said on Monday, making it the first Western diplomatic mission to reopen in the divided country.<p>An exterior view of the Italian embassy in Tripoli February 15, 2015. REUTERS/Hani Amara<p>Italy closed its embassy in …

North Africa

Hirt’s Arabica Coffee Bean Plant – 3.5″ pot – Grow & Brew Your Own Coffee Beans

Arabica Coffee Plant – Coffea Arabica •Plants are approximately 6 inches tall •Attractive houseplant or shady patio bush •Easy to grow – fun to watch …

Mass deportations planned as Italy named 'frontline' of Europe's refugee crisis

Italy the most attractive route into the EU according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.<p>Italy is to take a tougher stance on …

Roman Antiquity Missing Since World War II Found in Russia

Art World<p>The sculpture had been wrongly classified and was languishing in storage.<p>,<p>The Prussian Cultural Heritage Foundation (SPK) announced today …

What If the Roman Empire Had Never Existed?

What If the Roman Empire Had Never Existed?<p>Updated on October 12, 2016<p>How the Roman Empire Came to Power<p>The Roman Empire was a an incredibly large …

Ancient History

Walk in the footsteps of ancient Romans with the reopening of the Circus Maximus

Rome has given its citizens and tourists a glimpse of its past with the opening of the city’s ancient entertainment centre – the Circus Maximus (the Big Circus).<p>If you are a film buff you probably know more about the famous 2800-acre complex than you think, as it was immortalised in the 1959 …

Ancient Rome

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Brexit May Save European Growth After All

Europe's project for "ever closer union" may harm competition and growth rather than enhance it.<p>For those of us troubled by Brexit, and for Europeans concerned about the survival of the wider European project, a much-awaited book by one of the world's most renowned economic historians and an expert …

Europe

Beyond Caravaggio: Robilant + Voena's exhibition celebrates those inspired by the Italian master

Visitors to the National Gallery’s Beyond Caravaggio exhibition who are not blinded by the brilliance of Caravaggio, and can see the merits of those who were influenced by him, should visit the Robilant + Voena gallery in Dover Street where an exhibition, In Pursuit of Caravaggio, has just opened …

Like being there: Walking through an ancient Roman town

The development of new technologies and techniques, combined with the increasingly interdisciplinary approach of archaeological investigation, are …

‘It was an ancient form of sex tourism’

Men of antiquity worshipped Aphrodite by having sex with her temple maids at Paphos on Cyprus. Now the site is receiving new recognition, writes Andrea Watson.<p>In 2017, Paphos will enjoy the title of European Capital of Culture<i>.</i> Who would have believed that this holiday resort in Western Cyprus, a …

Ancient History

The secret behind Italy’s rarest pasta

It's so difficult and time-consuming to prepare, that for 300 years only the women of a single Sardinian family knew how to make it.<p>Away from its famed cerulean seas, Sardinia’s craggy interior is a twisting maze of deep chasms and impenetrable massifs that shelter some of Europe’s most ancient …

Italian Food

Roman coins ID'd in Japanese ruins, but their origin baffles

TOKYO (AP) — The eyes of a visiting archaeologist lit up when he was shown the 10 tiny, tarnished discs that had sat unnoticed in storage for two and a half years at a dig on a southern Japan island.<p>He had been to archaeological sites in Italy and Egypt, and recognized the "little round things" as …

Archaeology

Thousands of Kids are Stranded at Rome Airport—or Disappearing

More than 11,500 unaccompanied minors have arrived at Rome’s main airport with nobody to pick them up. Some are adopted by the local community, many …

Italy's last prince is selling pasta from a California food truck

The grandson of Italy's last king has launched a new business selling pasta from a food truck on the streets of Los Angeles.<p>Emanuele Filiberto, 44, is the only male heir of Italy's exiled king, Umberto II, who was forced to resign when the country became a Republic after World War II.<p>He decided to …

Italy
Disease

Rome shows off cleaned up Colosseum

Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi (C) speaks during a news conference about the latest stage of restoration of the Colosseum by luxury goods firm …

George and Amal Clooney Meet the Pope During Romantic Trip to Rome

Welcome to Vatican City! <b>George</b> and <b>Amal Clooney</b> met <b>Pope Francis</b> during a trip to Rome on Sunday, May 29.<p>The <i>Descendants</i> actor, 55, is collaborating …

7 golden ideas to enhance your small balcony

If you have a small balcony but want to put it to great use as valuable extra space in your home, don't go anywhere. We have some great ways for you …

Landscaping

Excavation for Rome metro uncovers Roman barracks

Excavation work for a new metro line in Rome has unearthed a huge Roman barracks from the 2nd Century AD when Emperor Hadrian was in power.<p>The find is so impressive that Italy plans to create Rome's first "archaeological station" at Amba Aradam, on the city's third metro line.<p>The new station is …

Archaeology

Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Celebrate Two-Year Wedding Anniversary in Italy, Where They Married: 'You Make Me So Happy!'

Lamborghini Miura Turns 50, Follows "The Italian Job" Route

Designed by the Lamborghini’s engineering team in their spare time, against the wishes of Ferruccio Lamborghini, the Miura P400 was introduced, as a …