Italy

Montestigliano Holiday Farm in Tuscany, An Authentic Italian Experience

The deep-throated cooing of pigeons in the rafters roused me from a delicious sleep. I stretched and yawned before climbing out of bed to watch the …

Travel

Tuscany Dreams – A Luxury Tuscan Villa Escape

It all started with an email. Would you like to come to Tuscany? Well who wouldn't? It was a year ago that we responded saying that the next time …

Tuscany

Homemade Italo Limoncello (La Ricetta Originale)

Limoncello is a popular Italian lemon liqueur generally produced in Southern Italy, particularly in the region around the Gulf of Naples, the coast …

Southern Italy

Rome Public Transport: Tips for Riding the Bus

Rome—easy on the eyes, but hard on the feet. When I get to bella Roma, I flit from one historical attraction to the next like the proverbial kid in …

Rome

15 Amazing Sights To See In Verona – Easily One Of The Most Beautiful Cities In Italy

As you already know, we recently visited Verona – an absolutely beautiful city perched about halfway between the more popular cities of Milan and …

Europe

Italy bails out two banks for 5.2bn euros

<b>Italy's government is bailing out two banks in the Venice region at a cost of 5.2bn euros (£4.6bn; $5.8bn).</b><p>The good assets of Banca Popolare di Vicenza and Veneto Banca will be taken on by Intesa Sanpaolo.<p>Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said Rome would also offer guarantees of up to 12bn euros …

New deal for Conte would be Chelsea's best signing - Lampard

The Blues are being linked with a host of big-name players, but their former midfielder feels keeping the Italian at Stamford Bridge is key<p>Frank Lampard believes a contract renewal for manager Antonio Conte would represent Chelsea's best signing of the close-season.<p><b>Lukaku hits out at 'BS'</b> …

Antonio Conte

Five Things You Need to Know to Start Your Day - Bloomberg

<i>Want to receive this post in your inbox every morning?</i> <i>Sign up here</i><i>.</i><p>Italian bank liquidations, battle lines drawn as Brexit talks begin, and a deluge …

Silvio Berlusconi

Leonardo Bonucci ready to snub Chelsea boss Antonio Conte and stay at Juventus

Leonardo Bonucci is ready to snub his former manager Antonio Conte by staying at Juventus this summer, reports say.<p>Chelsea boss Conte is determined …

Antonio Conte

Italy's centre-right set to win mayoral vote run-offs - exit polls

Italy's centre-right parties performed strongly in mayoral elections on Sunday, according to exit polls, in results likely to put pressure on the centre-left government ahead of national elections due in less than a year.<p>In the most closely watched contest, the northern port city of Genoa - a …

Silvio Berlusconi

House Democrat: Pelosi ‘would be Caesar’ if US were Roman Empire

House Democrat Rep. Joe Crowley (New York) compared House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to an ancient Roman leader in an interview that …

Rome

“We can’t do this forever”: At sea with migrant rescuers

By Rossalyn Warren on Jun 25, 2017<p>THE MEDITERRANEAN SEA — The walkie-talkies crackled to life at about 4:30 a.m. “MSF staff to deck. MSF staff to deck.”<p>Most of the crew aboard the Doctors Without Borders<b>/</b>Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ship was asleep, but the organization had been running its …

Refugees

Italy Rushes to Approve Decree Law to Keep Two Veneto Banks Open - Bloomberg

Italy is rushing to approve emergency rules outlining liquidation procedures for two failed banks in the northern Veneto region in time for them to …

Business

Slovakia U21 boss hits out at 'shameful' Italy and Germany

The manager of the Slovak side was left furious by the manner in which his side were eliminated from the UEFA U21 European Championship<p>Slovakia Under-21 coach Pavel Hapal has branded the Italy and Germany sides a “shame” upon football.<p>Only a 1-0 win to Italy in the final game of the stage could …

Soccer

DirtyPCBs.com

Honestly, this site started as a joke. A weekend script tossed together to consolidate PCB orders from the Dangerous Prototypes team. It sat quietly …

Shenzhen

Italy's Berlusconi Makes Come-Back in Italy Mayoral Elections - Bloomberg

The final round of municipal elections in Italy on Sunday showed a resurgence in support for 80-year-old former Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s …

Silvio Berlusconi

Refugee family begs British Government not to deport their son

“If the Home Office takes my son, I will throw myself under the car that takes my son to the station,” says refugee Jehad Hassan.<p>His son, Yousef, has …

Refugees

Italy could pay as much as 17 billion euros to wind down Veneto banks: minister | Reuters

ROME/MILAN The Italian state will pay 5.2 billion euros ($5.8 billion) to wind down two ailing Veneto-based banks and transfer their good assets to …

Italy holds mayoral runoffs after populists are eliminated

Italian towns are holding mayoral runoffs after the first round of voting eliminated populist candidates in all the big cities up for grabs.<p>Sunday's …

Olympia

More on Getting around Italy

Major cities all have good transport systems, including bus and underground-train networks. In Venice, the main public transport option is <i>vaporetti</i> (small passenger ferries).<p>Bus & Metro<p>Extensive <i>metropolitane</i> (metros) exist in Rome, Milan, Naples and Turin, with smaller metros in Genoa and Catania. …

Italy Travel

Donnarumma denies leaving agent Raiola

Reports in Italy had suggested that the two could part company over the current impasse the shot-stopper finds himself in currently at club levelAC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma has denied reports that he has split with agent Mino Raiola.<b>All the latest rumours</b> The teenager has been in the …

Soccer

Drivers: A Couple Things That Aren't On Your Economic Calendar

Fed, ECB and BOJ preferred inflation measures will be reported, but are unlikely to change views.<p>Canada's Survey of Senior Loan Officers may be more …

Italy faces €17bn bill in deal to wind down two failed banks

Italy has decided to cut its losses and wind down two failed regional banks, at the massive price of up to €17bn (£14.94bn).<p>The Italian government’s …

Business (UK)

Eurozone Enjoys Best Quarter In 6 Years Despite Growth Slowing In June

A further solid rise in eurozone business activity in June rounded off the strongest quarter of economic expansion for over six years, according to …

Business

500 Years After Michelangelo, the Sistine Chapel's Frescoes Have Made Their Way Into, of All Places, the World Trade Center

Back in the 1400s, Pope Sixtus IV organized the construction of the Sistine Chapel, a brick building perfect for both papal congregations to elect new popes and saying prayers—especially after Sixtus enlisted famed Renaissance painters like Sandro Botticelli to do the decorating. It was in the …

Rome

Italy Is Prepared to Spend Billions in Shutdown of Two Banks

Government would assume costly responsibility for liquidating the banks’ portfolio of bad loans<p>ROME—Italian authorities said Sunday they were prepared to spend as much as €17 billion ($19 billion) as part of the shutdown of two regional banks, in a deal that will transfer the lenders’ best assets …

Malaysia

Corey Stoll Offers His View From The Stage Persepective Of The ‘Julius Caesar’ Protests

Corey Stoll, who played Brutus in the Central Park production of <i>Julius Caesar</i>, has opened up about what it’s been like starring in such a hot topic show and carrying on through the occasional protest. Some of his thoughts are serious, such as his response to accusations the play actively advocates …

Rome

An Amalfi Coast Veteran’s Positano Picks

When it comes to romance, you can’t do much better than pastel-hued Positano, and Le Sirenuse—one of its most historic and glamorous hotels (since …

Amalfi Coast

Australia vs. Italy: Score, Reaction for 2017 Summer Internationals

Sefanaia Naivalu and Israel Folau scored braces as Australia scored six tries in a thrilling win on Saturday, beating a spirited Italy side 40-27 at the Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane.<p>Naivalu grabbed the first try of the match before Israel Folau went over twice, while Michele Campagnaro hit back late …

Rugby Union

England to face Germany in semi after Federico Bernardeschi strikes for Italy

• Italy Under-21 1-0 Germany Under-21 • Bernardeschi scores only goal, with Italy to face Spain in other semi-final<p>England will face their old foes Germany in the semi-finals of the European Under-21 Championship after a Federico Bernardeschi goal also sent Italy through to the last four.<p>On a night …

Soccer