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All flesh is grass, yet today many of us live our lives so far removed from agriculture that this oft quoted statement has little real meaning. David Bellamy in Botanic Man. One morning, in December, I paid my usu...
Low cost airlines are offering new destinations for travellers to and from Rome and some of the regular airlines have introduced special low price tickets for the low season winter months. Wizz, the Hungarian-based line...
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The presidents of three of Rome's largest immigrants communities, Albanian, Bangladeshi and north African, have started a hunger strike in protest against the length of time it takes to renew a permesso di soggiorno in R...
Thanks to a campaign in favour of breast feeding, 95 per cent of Rome's mums now say they will breast feed their babies when they leave hospital, an incease of 20 per cent since the campaign started about 18 months ago....
Rome is getting ready for the arrival of some 4 million starlings that migrate from north to south Europe with the arrival of winter. Many Romans will remember them from the magnificent patterns they make in the sky as t...
The emergency units in Italian hospitals are being over-used by people who do not need emergency treatment, according to the national tribunal for the rights of citizens. Only 17 per cent of the cases being dealt with in...
On Sunday 2 October the association of Italian bankers, ABI, will open some of its prestigious and historically-important buildings to the public for the third successive year. Buildings all over Italy, varying from h...
A survey on the religious faith of 504 people living in Rome has found that 77 per cent of those questioned were Roman Catholic, 12.3 per cent were atheist or did not belong to any religious group, 8.3 per cent believed...
Rome's metro line A will be closing early from October 2004 to October 2007. The exact date to the start of the project has yet to be announced. The 21.00 closure, which has been announced by Rome's office for mobility,...
Figures released by Italy's federation of hoteliers and tourist agencies and by the confederation of small businesses show a drop of 800 million in spending on tourism and 15 per cent fewer foreigners visiting the count...
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A barrier in the river Tiber, to protect the Tiber island and the surrounding area from erosion, was inaugurated by the president of the Lazio region, Francesco Storace, on 21 September. The barrier which cost more than...
The documentary film clip before the show gives a flashback of the first encounters with the boys in their habitat. They were nesting in garbage heaps of Nairobi's dumping site in Dandora, with dirty clothes and unkempt...
Many foreigners are lured to Rome by the pleasures of the Italian lifestyle, only to find that the stress of the rat race they left behind is easily matched by the stress of finding a job here. It is the lucky few who ar...
When I moved to Rome in January, I found myself living in a small, but decent shared flat near Castel S. Angelo within a week. I'd been warned that house-hunting would be a nightmare in Rome and I should be braced for a...
"We all wanted to get out. We all dreamt of one day being in Paris, New York or Rome. Curiosity devoured us." Ilir Zefi, an Albanian, chose Rome and took his life in his hands getting here, thrust across the Adriatic by...
The Dutch Institute in Rome, which celebrates its centenary this year, came into being as a direct result of the opening of the Vatican archives to scholars in 1880. It was founded in 1904 by the historian Petrus J. Blok...
In a city such as Rome, it is easy enough to meet people. There is continuous movement of people into the city throughout the year so there is no shortage of activity. The size and frenzy of Rome can however leave you fe...
Not many people would expect relocating to London, New York, Paris or Moscow to be easy. They wouldnt anticipate picking up a well-paid job, a cheap (and beautiful) apartment in the centre of town, an excellent neighbour...
The next traffic free day in Rome will be on Sunday 26 September. The "ZTL" the zones of the city where traffic is limited, which includes the historic centre, Trastevere and S. Lorenzo, will be closed to all private c...
Major supermarket chains in Italy have announced a price freeze on their branded goods until the end of 2004. The new development is a reaction to increased pressure from Italian consumer associations for price reduction...
Ten new Iveco double-decker buses are to operate on the tourist route 110 in Rome. The roofless red buses have special features that will allow easy boarding, alighting and increased comfort for the disabled. Presentin...
The restoration of the Fontanone, the large marble fountain that overlooks the city of Rome from the Janiculum hill, will be unveiled on Saturday 18 September during the all-night-long festivities of the Notte Bianca. T...
The last stage of the American presidential elections has seen the often-overlooked constituency - overseas Americans - turning out in higher numbers than ever before to register to vote. There has never been an official...
On 15 September there is a 24-hour countrywide local public- transport strike. Rome's city buses and the underground will strike from 8.30-17.00 and then again after 20.00.
The last of Italy's volunteers working for small non-govenmental organisations in Iraq have left the coutnry. Their withdrawal comes after the kidnapping of two Italian women on 7 September. Simona Pari and Simona Torr...
An accident at Palazzo delle Esposizioni, one of Rome's largest exhibition spaces, injured seven people who were working on the renovation of the building. Two are in a serious condition. The incident occurred on 14 Sept...
Oliviero Toscani, the famous Italian photographer, has produced a new series of road safety advertisments for the insurance company Genertel. Simple photographs of brake marks on the road and buckled guard rails, things...
Last year, 282,683 foreign children were registered in Italian state schools, 3,25 per cent of the total. In the city of Brescia, foreign children make up 10 per cent of the total (1,900 out of 19,000 children), most of...
Diane Kerry, sister of the presidential candidate for the Democrat Party, John Kerry, will be in Rome on 14 September at the Economy Book and Video Center in Via Torino from 15.30-17.00. She will be talking about the imp...
The second annual "Notte Bianca", when Rome stays awake all night, will be held this year between Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September. The initiative is jointly run by the city council, Rome's chamber of commerce and the...
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