News from italy

The oldest man in Italy has died at the age of 111

February 2024 |
Tripoli Giannini, nicknamed Tripolino, died at his home in Cecina, near Livorno in Tuscany, on New Year’s Eve. He was the second-oldest man in Europe, after André Ludwig, a Frenchman who is 75 days older. Giannini’s son, Romano, wrote on Facebook:...

Venice limits access to tourists

February 2024 |
Venice is to limit the size of tourist groups in an attempt to reduce the pressure of thousands of visitors crowding its squares, bridges and narrow walkways each day. From June, groups visiting the Italian canal city will be limited to 25 people,...

In Pompeii is reviving ancient textile dyeing techniques

February 2024 |
Inside the Pompeii archaeological site, a new project is reviving ancient textile dyeing techniques to show another side of daily life before the city was destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79. The inspiration for this endeavor...

The Garisenda tower in Bologna is at risk of collapse

January 2024 |
Work to prevent the collapse of a leaning medieval tower in the heart of the northern Italian city of Bologna will cost $21.5 million and take 10 years at least, its mayor has said. Recently, the city unveiled an almost $5 million project to shore...

Virginia’s state-run fine arts museum, give back stolen Arts

January 2024 |
Virginia’s state-run fine arts museum has begun the process of returning 44 pieces of ancient art to their countries of origin after law enforcement officials presented the institution with what it called “irrefutable evidence” that theSUBSCRIBE...

Pope Francis has already given directions for his funeral

January 2024 |
Pope Francis told a Mexican broadcaster he will break with tradition and simplify papal funeral. Pope Francis has said he has “already prepared” his tomb in a Rome basilica in a further sign of the pontiff’s quest to break from longstanding Vatican...

A flower's collection 500 years old

December 2023 |
A collection of pressed flowers taken from the hillsides of Bologna 500 years ago is unlocking knowledge about how the climate crisis and human migration is changing landscapes in northern Italy. Picked between 1551 and 1586 by the Renaissance...

A diver has discovered thousands of old bronze coins near the coast of Sardinia

December 2023 |
An Italian diver’s sighting of something metallic near the coast of Sardinia has led to the discovery of tens of thousands of Roman bronze coins, Italy’s culture ministry has said. After the man alerted the authorities, divers from an art...

Now you can visit the room where Michealangelo hid from Pope Clement VII

December 2023 |
The room where Michelangelo hid from Pope Clement VII in 1530, whose walls are covered with his etchings, opened to the public last month. Sketches drawn on the walls of a small room in Florence by Renaissance artist Michelangelo as he hid from an...
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