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The remains of two imperial Roman ports are to be made into an archaeological park, with work starting in 2005. The ports are both to the north of Ostia, close to Rome and to Leonardo da Vinci international airport at Fi...
Four very large rock falls in the Italian Dolomite mountain range in the past few weeks, including one of the smaller columns of the "Cinque Torre" above Cortina D'Ampezzo and the top of the "Piccolo Cir" above the Passo...
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Dissatisfied patients in Italy are taking legal action against their doctors more often than before. A report published by Cittadinanzattiva, an action group protecting citizens' and consumers' rights, shows that in 200...
The famous villa, gardens and fountains built for Cardinal d'Este in the 16th century have been restored to their former splendour and the night-time opening is back again after 20 years. ACEA, Rome's electricity utility...
The death of a woman in Milan who fell down a lift shaft at the end of July has once again highlighted the precarious state of Italy's lifts. The death was the third of its kind in 16 months despite regulations introduc...
There has been an increase of 4.84 per cent in the arrivals of tourists to Rome this year, with American visitors up by 10 per cent and Japanese up by 5.88 per cent compared with the same period in 2003. The figures, p...
In a new drive to discourage graffiti the senates justice commission has suggested more severe penalties for people caught defacing public and private property. Depending on the offence culprits could risk a fine of up...
The Ethiopian ambassador to Italy, Mengistu Hulluka, has declared that his country is willing to lengthen the runway at Axum airport to allow the return of the Axum obelisk from Rome. The obelisk was looted from Ethiop...
Rome will play host to the long-awaited concert of Simon and Garfunkel on Saturday 31 July, their first-ever appearance together in Italy. Everything is ready for the free concert in the Fori Imperiali which is a part of...
Late-night shopping in certain streets in the centre of Rome will become a reality on Friday 30 July until the 31 August. Shops in 26 streets, winding through the centre of Rome from the Via Veneto, down to the Pantheon...
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Ibimet, the Italian national research council's institute of biometeorology, has revealed that the Italian climate is changing fast. In the last 15 years the temperature of the Tyrrhenian sea has risen by two degrees cen...
Stricter controls have come into force around Rome to combat the misuse of parking permits for the disabled. The problem has arisen because relatives and friends continue to use these permits even after the death of the...
Unesco has named two new world heritage sites in Italy. The first is the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany, an agricultural area between Montalcino and Montepulciano made famous by the writer Iris Origo in her book " War in the Val...
A joint promotion called "Return home safely" has been launched by the Italian road police, 20 discotheque owners and an association of insurance companies in Lazio, Tuscany and Emilia Romagna. The aim of the promotion i...
Summer train promotion Trenitalia has just announced its summer promotion which allows travel in a first class compartments for the price of a second class ticket. The offer runs on Tues and Wed until 8 Sept and is val...
Illegal parking attendants continue to be a serious problem on the seafront at Ostia. These self-appointed foreign and Italian parking attendants demand money to park and look after your car as you head to the beach for...
Hungry bears. Fruit- and vegetable-eating bears from the Marsica woods in the Abruzzi region of Italy are being threatened with extinction. The Marsica forest lies within the boundary of the Abruzzo National Park, in th...
There is a new garden open to the public in Rome, a hortus conclusus (enclosed garden) which has been recreated in a disused space inside the Museo della Civilt Romana at EUR by a group of about 30 criminal offenders. Fo...
As any student of Italian knows, sign language is second nature to the Italians. Why waste words when you can clearly express an emotion, a comment or make a suggestion with a hand movement? But in actual fact, sign lang...
Remember Esperanto? Back in the 1950s and 1960s, a lot of people believed that Esperanto would be the lingua franca all the nations of the world would learn in order to communicate with each other. Then English inexorabl...
It was just over a year ago that many Italian motorists found themselves putting on their seatbelts for the first time in their lives. The much-heralded points system had arrived. The main novelty contained in the high...
Rome in summer Once upon a time Rome used to be a city to avoid like the plague in August. In fact it was considered dangerously unhealthy by travellers and Romans alike until only about a decade ago. Then the city admi...
A young American and his girl were looking down into the Forum of Caesar, now excavated down to its foundations. There was not a blade of grass or a fallen column in sight. You see, he told her, theyre getting ready to...
With the onset of summer, gone are the days of long, concealing winter coats and oversized, bulky sweaters. Gone is the ability to conceal our flaws with clothing and here are the days of baring as much as possible to ba...
The Rome city bus company ATAC is changing bus routes and adding new buses to some routes on summer Sundays and holidays from 25 July until the end of September. Mauro Calamante, the president of ATAC, has announced that...
Four large Italian consumer associations are asking all cell-phone owners to switch off their phones from 12.00 14.00 on Thursday 15 July in protest at what they describe as "Sky-high tariffs, unnecessary services and m...
A group of 37 Africans who were put ashore at Porto Empedocle in Sicily on Monday 12 July have been taken to a centre for illegal immigrants in Agrigento, Sicily, from where they may be repatriated under existing Italian...
Italian fire stations are to be opened to the elderly for six weeks in the height of the summer. The initiative comes following the exceptionally hot summer of 2003, when elderly people, who had remained in towns and cit...
With 36 shipped-wrecked Sudanese and one other African national now waiting a decision as to whether or not they will be allowed to disembark in Sicily, the figures from the countrys statistics institute, ISTAT, show tha...
The S. Susanna lending library in Via XX Settembre 15 is switching to summer opening hours. Between 16-31 July and 1-15 Sept the library will be open Tues 10.00-13.00, Wed 15.00-18.00 and Sun 10.00-12.30. In August openi...
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