News from italy

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...

The Venetian City Council has banned takeaway food shops

June 2017 |
The Venetian City Council has banned takeaway food shops claiming such businesses were incompatible with their cultural heritage. New gelaterias can still set up shop, however, outlets and kiosks selling pizza by the slice have been prohibited....

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met in Italy with the G7 Group

May 2017 |
Before traveling to Russia, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met in Italy with the G7 Group to discuss additional strategic moves against Syria’s leader Bashar al-Assad. The U.K, France, Germany, Canada, Japan, and Italy met with...

Six police officers were slightly injured outside the G7

May 2017 |
During the two-day meeting, six police officers were slightly injured outside the G7 session in Lucca. Approximately 300 demonstrators attempted to crash through the line of armed officers. Some protestors tossed stones and objects, injuring the...

Taxi unions are complaining that Uber represents unfair competition

May 2017 |
Taxi unions are complaining that Uber represents unfair competition. A Rome court has ordered Uber to stop and desist advertising and promoting taxi service by unlicensed drivers. A Milan court banned a similar promotion two years ago and that was...

Babies in Britain, Canada and Italy cry more

May 2017 |
A research by a Journal of Pediatrics reveals that babies in Britain, Canada and Italy cry more than those elsewhere. The study claims the least crying newborn infants are in Denmark, Germany and Japan. Researchers are attempting to determine...

Pope Francis has opened a free launderette service for the poor

May 2017 |
Pope Francis has opened a free launderette service for the poor in the Eternal City. Free washing machine service is another of initiatives aimed at poor people such as housing, haircuts, meals, and medical care. Along with a washing machines...

Northern Italians can expect to outlive those in the southern regions

May 2017 |
Whether one lives in the north or the south of Italy is a factor in life expectancy. The National Health Institute asserts average expectancy has fallen by about three months. Researchers fault “imperfect lifestyles and disparity of access to...
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