Southern Italy

Couple says hotel owner turned them away 'because he does not accept dark-skinned guests'

A couple have allegedly been turned away from a hotel in southern Italy for having "dark skin".<p>Cristobal Rojas, an Italian citizen of Cuban descent, …


When eggplant meets tomato, my summer’s made

Bucatini in Chunky Eggplant Sauce calls for a thin-skinned variety . . . . (Deb Lindsey /For The Washington Post)<p>. . . like this slender Japanese variety — or Sicilian ones when you can find them. (iStock/iStock)<p>Southern Italy is deeply fond of eggplant. Throughout the country — but particularly …


Library fire in southern Italy causes three deaths and destruction of priceless Renaissance books

Italian magistrates on Sunday opened an inquiry into the causes of a fire that gutted an aristocrat's library in the southern city of Cosenza on Saturday, killing three people living in an adjacent apartment and destroying ‘priceless’ works by the Renaissance philosopher Bernardino Telesio and …


Italy anti-terror expulsions top 200

Such expulsion orders, with no option for appeal, are one of the main planks of Italy's strategy for preventing the kind of jihadist attacks suffered …


6 travel tips so locals will hate you less

<b>Sure, tourists boost local economies, but unless it's done respectfully, you'll never be truly welcome.</b><p>I grew up in a region called Muskoka, …


Southern Italy: Hot Springs on the Island of Ischia

Ischia, an island in the Bay of Naples, is known for its thermal pools with healing waters and its health spas. The water from the natural hot …


Roman Change: Ancient Coins Reveal Rise of an Empire

Rome wasn't born big. Back before it blossomed into an empire that sprawled across 2.2 million square miles (5.7 million square kilometers), twice …


The story of the Melrose pepper, a sweet vegetable with deep Chicago roots

When Joseph and Lucia Napolitano emigrated from southern Italy to America in 1903, they packed their Ellis Island-bound, wooden trunk with their cherished belongings, including their most prized possession of all: precious seeds that would produce the fruits and vegetables needed to feed their …


Liturgical Comb | Italian | The Met

Decorated double-sided combs were generally used for the ritual preparation of the priest before the celebration of the Mass, but they could have a …


Pairing Wine with Sardines

“Remember that a very good sardine is always preferable to a not-that-good lobster." Fresh or canned, learn how to prepare and pair an overlooked …


Tomato-Mozzarella Salad with Spiked Pine Nuts and Basil

This salad resounds with the intense fragrances and flavors of southern Italy. It's a new take on an old favorite. Thick-sliced tomatoes with …


Travel Companions: The 4 bike-centric holidays you should take next

Whether you take your road bike on elaborate long-distance weekend rides or just use your fixie to get from point A to B during the week, there’s a …

Canadian News

Wild + Free Summertime Elopement in the Italian Dolomites

Wild and adventurous elopements are popping up everywhere. We’re seeing so many couples embrace this version of the wedding; they introduce epic …


Four killed in southern Italian shooting

ROME (Reuters) - Four men were shot dead in an apparent gangland killing on Wednesday in southern Italy, police said, with two of the victims believed to be farmers who were targeted because they had witnessed the attack.<p>The men were gunned down close to a railway crossing near the village of San …


Gay Teens Asked To Stop Hugging In Front Of Children At Italian Resort

"We embraced, a spontaneous embrace, but we are two men and it was not appreciated."


Diorama converts old grocery store into tropical cocktail bar in southern Italy

Italian studio Diorama has transformed an old grocery store in Puglia into a bar and restaurant complete with tropical plants, flamingo wallpaper and …


You had ONE job: Italian firefighters suspected of starting blazes for cash

That's just SicilyFirefighters in Sicily have been accused of starting fires for money.

Fire Fighting

Tesla drivers set a new record for miles driven on a single charge

Why it matters to you<p>Don't worry about not being able to find a charging station for your Tesla -- it can go over 1,000 km on a single charge.<p>If …

Electric Vehicles

Calabrian High Style

Inside Ceraudo's southern Italian idyll<p>When many of his peers in southern Italy were abandoning family farms and vineyards, Roberto Ceraudo went the …


Norseman Images

No race is quite like the Norseman Xtreme Tri. Here are images of the race just concluded from taken by Kyle Meyr, courtesy NXTRI


Sicily firefighters suspected of setting blazes to get work

Police in Sicily say 15 firefighters are suspected of setting blazes that they were then called to extinguish.<p>The Mediterranean island in summer is …

News (Ireland)

Onion Jam? Yup, It's a Thing - Try This Onion Jam Recipe

Savory jams have been trending for a while now. This includes jams made with savory ingredients, such as bacon jam or tomato jam, or fruit-based …


Google Camp is for tech royalty and British royalty alike

Forget corporate rivalry. Google Camp in southern Italy last week was the place to be for newfound tech royalty — and the real, aristocratic British …

Reed Hastings

The Meaning of Some Common Sephardic Last Names

Some of the most famous names of the Sephardic community can be traced back to medieval times.

Jewish Culture

House Hunting in ... Sicily

<b>A THREE-BEDROOM CONDO IN PALERMO</b><p><b>$1.57 million</b><p><b>(1.34 million euros)</b><p>This condominium, with three bedrooms and four bathrooms, is on the second floor of a historic building in the heart of Palermo, the capital of Sicily. The neo-Classical stone building was constructed in the late 1800s for a noble …

Real Estate

Where Is The 24-Hour Wine Fountain In Italy? This Installation Is Definitely Worth The Trip

Wine becomes a staple fixture in adulthood. According to research I made up in my head, it legitimately counts as a fruit serving; it's many women's …


Man In An Orange Shirt viewers praise the BBC's new 'powerful and inspirational' drama about gay love story after WW2

Man In An Orange Shirt viewers have praised the BBC's new 'powerful and inspirational' drama about a gay love story after the Second World War.<p>In the …


Jay-Z v Kanye: TV Highlights, Monday

It's documentary Monday as the spat between Jay-Z and Kanye and the John Boormann movie Excalibur both take centre stage tonight

News (Ireland)

Medieval Empires

<i>Throughout the medieval era, many multi-ethnic states emerged – some lasting for just a generation, while others would endure for centuries. Here is</i> …

World History

The History and Psychology of the Orgy

Source: WikicommonsThe Ancient Egyptian <i>Book of the Heavenly Cow</i> contains the Myth of the Destruction of Mankind. Displeased with the mounting …

Ancient History