News from italy

Laser technology revealed Christian frescoes covered by dirt in Rome's Catacombs

July 2017 |
Laser technology cleanup of the tunnels of Rome’s biggest Catacombs of St. Domitilla revealed Christian frescoes covered by dirt and calcium deposits. At the ceiling center was an image of Christ seated on a throne with two men on either side...

Florence mayor new approach in handling tourist sit-down and snacking

July 2017 |
Florence mayor Dario Nardella created a novel approach in handling a tourist sit-down and snacking problem in the center of town. Increasing numbers of tourists have been lunching every day on steps of basilicas like Santo Spirito and Santa Croce...

An incident in Turin resulted in hundreds of soccer fans stampeding

July 2017 |
A June incident in Turin resulted in hundreds of Juventus soccer fans stampeding when firecrackers mistaken for explosions and gunshots caused panic and crowds to scream, surge and trample. Three people were seriously injured. Hospitals treated...

Italy’s school children suffer high levels of anxiety

June 2017 |
The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) claims that while Italy’s school children score well in socializing, they suffer high levels of anxiety. Results suggest the Italian school system is one of the world’s...

An oratory as been transformed into a synagogue in Palermo

June 2017 |
An oratory known as Holy Mary of Saturday as been transformed into a synagogue in Palermo, Sicily. The edict of Palermo’s archbishop, Corrado Lorefice, reversed a Spanish order of five centuries ago that forced Sicily’s Jews to leave...

20 percent of women born in the 1970s to remain childless in Greece, Spain and Italy

June 2017 |
A Viennese study group reported that about 20 percent of women born in the 1970s are likely to remain childless in Greece, Spain and Italy. Italy’s birthrate has reverted to 1.3. Countries recognize the problem and Italy has increased bonuses...

The town of Bormida is offering to pay 2,000 euros to anyone who moves there

June 2017 |
In the Ligurian region of Italy, the town of Bormida is offering to pay 2,000 euros to anyone who moves there. The community is down to less than 400 people and to save it from being a “ghost town,” the mayor has tossed in a bonus of...

Roman marble portrait head has been returned to a museum near Naples

June 2017 |
An ancient Roman marble portrait head of Drusus Minor has been returned to a museum near Naples. It was stolen in 1944 from an Italian museum and purchased by the Cleveland Museum of Art from the Phoenix Art Museum in Arizona in 2012. They believed...

"Viva Arte Viva", the Venice Biennale in mid-May

June 2017 |
The Venice Biennale in mid-May was a sprawling art show, “Viva Arte Viva.” New and established artists exhibited varying themes such as Swiss artist Julian Charriere’s “Future Fossil Spaces,” a room of bricks from the...
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