News from italy

Agrigento Sicily, terminate a restoration for Statue of Atlas

April 2024 |
A colossal statue of Atlas that lay buried for centuries among ancient ruins has been reconstructed to take its rightful place among the Greek temples of Agrigento in Sicily, after a 20-year research and restoration project. The statue, standing at...

Venice will limit tourist groups

March 2024 |
Venice is to ban loudspeakers and tourist groups of more than 25 people, in a bid to ease the impact of mass tourism on the Italian city. The new rules will come into effect this June, the city said in a statement. The use of loudspeakers has been...

Football champion Gigi Riva has died at the age of 79

March 2024 |
Italy's record goal scorer and former Cagliari forward Luigi Riva died at the age of 79. Riva had been in hospital in Sardinia's capital after reportedly suffering a heart attack in late January. Nicknamed 'Roar of Thunder', Riva scored 35 goals in...

First time a Turkish Abstronaut on ISS

March 2024 |
Astronauts from Turkey, Italy and Sweden returned to Earth in early February, ending a private three-week mission to the International Space Station. The trio were accompanied by a retired NASA astronaut who now works for Axiom Space, the Houston...

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 the works had...
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