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Sunday 30 January. A study on the Italian family conducted by the national research council has revealed that between 1990 and 2000 the number of young people staying at home and living with their families increased. Tho...
Pope John Paul II, who was taken to hospital late on Tuesday evening, is expected to stay in the Policlinico Gemelli for a few days to undergo observation and medical tests. An official Vatican spokesman said that there...
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The minister of culture and fine art, Giuliano Urbani, has accepted a request from residents of the centre of Rome that the Campo de Fiori be made into legally-protected area, under a law introduced in 2002 especially fo...
The province of Rome saw the opening of 5,375 small business activities in 2004, according to figures released by the national federation of artisans. In the centre of the city the number of businesses opening and closin...
The president of the Turin Egyptian Museum Foundation, Alain Elkann, has announced renovations to the museum, the second most important Egyptian collection in the world after the national museum in Cairo. Dante Ferretti...
The Italian council of ministers has approved the setting up of a system for sending "registered" e-mails, making it possible for an e-mail to be recognised as a legal document. The measure will make Italy one of the fir...
A new law is set to blur the distinction between soft and hard drugs in Italy, with steeper fines and prison terms for dealers in particular. Maximum limits and maximum penalties - small quantity waivers for personal use...
Sunday 23 January. A report released by a team of legal, medical, religious and scientific experts on a plaster Madonna in a garden in Civitavecchia, north of Rome, which cried tears of blood ten years ago, concludes tha...
British Airways, the flagship British carrier, is to lay off all the staff at its bookings call centre in Rome. The company has decided to reduce costs and encourage on-line booking, even though passengers travelling wit...
Seventy-five years, which is normally long enough to give works of art respectability, have passed since Mahagonny first came out in its present form. It is a real opera, in that there are arias, duets, ensembles and cho...
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Pattaya, Gulf of Thailand. 27 Jan. Pattaya, one of the worlds havens for sex and licence has now all but demolished its once lurid reputation as a mecca for foreign boy-obsessed paedophiles. Two hours by bus to the sou...
Cartoniadi, a municipal competition, will take place in Rome from 1 - 27 February. Promoted by AMA, the citys department responsible for the collection of refuse, and Comieco, the national consortium for the recycling of...
An Italian high court has declared that sections of the highway code, introduced in July 2003, are illegal. The court has ruled that points can be deducted from a licence only if the driver of the vehicle committing the...
Romes main post office, in Piazza S.Silvestro, opened at the end of December after a two-year closure for restoration and the installation of new postal facilities. It is a showcase not only of beautiful restoration but...
The first pelican to be seen in Rome for over a hundred years was found in mid-January on the Tiber a few kilometres from the historic centre by a doctor out canoeing. Is it a permanent visitor, brought to Rome by global...
By the end of January everyone in Italy who has a contract with any of the Italian telephone companies for a fixed-line or mobile telephone will have received a questionnaire for completion. This is for the preparation o...
After abundant snow-falls at the beginning of January, ski resorts around Rome are set for a good season. The main Lazio resorts (Terminillo, Monte Livata, Campo Staffi) and the ones in Abruzzo (Ovindoli, Campo Felice an...
Housewives and house-husbands all over Italy have until 31 January to pay a state accident insurance policy, which has been made obligatory this year for the first time. The annual payment of 12.91 must be made by an est...
The Camorra seems intent on giving a new meaning to the saying see Naples and die. A savage turf war between conflicting Neapolitan mafia clans claimed 124 victims in 2004 many of whom were innocent bystanders caught in...
Looking for a book in English? Thats not a problem these days. Theres Feltrinelli International in Via Orlando, theres Feltrinelli in Largo Argentina, theres Mel in Via Nazionale, theres the big bookshop at Stazione Term...
The Coop group is one of the leading food retailers in Italy and as its president, Aldo Soldi, proudly reminded those gathered for the 150-year celebrations last year of the first consumer cooperative in Italy (founded i...
Im obviously delighted. Its one battle we have won! exclaimed Irma Tobias Perez from the Philippines, one of the four non-voting immigrant councillors elected to the Rome city government last spring. The battle had flar...
Below is a vivid and moving account of how the tsunami hit the north and east coast of Sri Lanka exactly a month ago. The description, sent in an e-mail to St Pauls within-the-Walls church in Rome by one-time parishioner...
An early start today to visit the wild and spectacular heart of Italy, the Abruzzo, to the east of Rome. The commuters rush past in their thousands on their way to work, but the 07.45 train from Rome to Pescara is very p...
The transport commission of the European Union has opened an enquiry into the proposed 1,2 billion recapitalization needed to save Italys state flag carrier Alitalia from closure. The enquiry wants confirmation that the...
The second stage of restoration work on the romantic gardens at the Villa Sciarra on the Janiculum hill in Rome has been completed. Trees that did not feature in the original planting and any trees that are unsafe have b...
Sunday 16 January. A traffic block was imposed in several Italian cities in an attempt to cut smog levels. A slow goods train was derailed near Varese, the second train accident in a week. Omert was broken in Naples, w...
The Rome city council, in conjunction with two city transport companies, Atac and Trambus has inaugurated a new service to help the homeless in the winter months. Two coaches go around the city at night giving out blanke...
About 4,000 people die annually in Italy of air pollution related complications, according latest findings in a study by the Italian National Cancer Research Institute of Genoa. The research carried out from 1996-2002 c...
The 2005 edition of the six nations rugby championship begins again in early February. Italy will be playing three matches at home in Rome at the Stadio Flaminio starting with the first match on Sunday 6 February against...
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