Orchestra dell’Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia
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Sales of residential housing in the province of Rome increased by 24.55 per cent in 2002 compared with the previous year, and in the city of Rome they increased by 32.1 per cent, according to a report just published on R...
The Keat-Shelley Memorial Association opened its centenary celebrations with plays, poetry readings and a gala dinner in Rome on 29 Oct. The association was formed in 1903 to buy the house at the foot of the Spanish Step...
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Romans are learning to recycle their rubbish. 14 percent of all waste in Rome is now recycled, up from 5.6 percent in 2001. So far this year 60,000 tonnes less waste have been sent to landfills and incinerators than last...
There will be 2.5 million legally-registered immigrants in Italy by the end of this year, according to the annual report by the Catholic relief agency Caritas. By the end of this year the percentage of immigrants to po...
The Italian economy is less competitive on world markets than last year, according to the annual Global Competitiveness Report of the World Economic Forum. This year Italy is placed 41 on a list of 102 countries, eight p...
A few years ago Italians hardly knew what Halloween was, but now the spooky feast of “all hallows eve” on 31 Oct is becoming increasingly popular among Romans. Many pubs host themed parties on the night, and...
How environmental are we? The town Cremona in the Lombardy region in north-eastern Italy has been billed the most ecological city in the country according to the environmental association Legambiente, which has been mon...
The next phase of redevelopment at Rome's Termini's station is set to begin early next year. The works will include the construction of two car parks, one over the rail-tracks and another on nearby Via Giolitti, and the...
A general strike has been called for 24 October by all three major unions, with a four-hour walk-out planned by workers to protest the pensions reforms announced by prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. Buses, trams, metros...
Mad dog mania seems to be going around, with reports about canine aggression constantly in the headlines. Victims of these attacks are running to hospitals, while most benevolent dog-owners are still puzzled about new la...
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They used to refer to them as the seven hills of Rome. Now there are eight. That is what they call it: lottavo colle or the eighth hill. Ascent and descent take 15-20 stupendous minutes, and it is best scaled in the morn...
What follows are details of what you need to do to obtain a permesso di soggiorno, or permit to stay in Italy. However, you will not necessarily be asked for all of the documents listed, and you may be asked for somethin...
Violinist Maxim Vengerov will play his Stradivarius in Rome after a seven-year absence at a concert on 24 October to raise funds for the Fondo per l'Ambiente Italiano (FAI), the organisation which rescues threatened prop...
A project to make Italy's banks more user-friendly was launched in October with a service that tells clients where to find their closest working automatic teller machine (ATM) by telephone (800 002266) or internet (www.p...
The number of weddings in Italy is on the wane but the cost of that special day continues to rise, according to data from the "Milano sposi" fair held earlier in October. In 1960, 400,000 weddings were held compared with...
Rome residents got a big surprise this spring, when the scaffolding concealing the front of the Keats-Shelley House in Piazza di Spagna finally came down after a lengthy restoration project involving the faade and roof o...
Don Gianfranco Corbino can reasonably be considered one of the luckiest priests in Rome. On 26 October he will be handed the keys of his new church, Dio Padre Misericordioso, designed by American architect Richard Meier,...
A musical celebrating the life of the late Mother Teresa of Calcutta is being performed in Rome to coincide with her beatification on Sun 19 Oct by Pope John Paul II. The show combines songs and dance routines with scene...
Pope John Paul II celebrated his 25th anniversary as pontiff with a Mass at 18.00 in St Peter's Square on Thurs 16 Oct. The occasion marked the beginning of another busy week for the frail 83-year-old pope, who attended...
There are 16 million overweight people in Italy and 5.4 million who are defined obese, an increase of 25 percent in the last five years. In Rome one child out of six is obese and one out of three is overweight. To discov...
Romes busy Sunday antiques and collectors' markets are once again in full swing. The Porta Portese market held on Via Portuense and adjacent streets is the most famous, but there are many others worth a visit. The Ponte...
Italians make up 38 per cent of all those who lost their lives as a result of floods in Europe between 1980 and 2002, according to research commissioned by the European Union. The largest number of floods occurred in Fra...
A project to clean Michelangelo's David in Florence using water is finally underway, despite objections from international art experts. A row erupted earlier this year over whether to use a dry or a wet cleaning techniqu...
Italian children receive record amounts of homework from their teachers. Along with students from France, Russia and South Africa, they do an average two hours' homework a day, while American children do less than an hou...
Italy's civil aviation authority (ENAC) has reported serious deficiencies in the security checks carried out at many Italian airports, including Rome's Fiumicino. Inspectors sent to various airports carrying explosives o...
After a long spell in the doldrums, last year the Italian cinema industry finally looked beyond its own bellybutton, regained its self-confidence and churned out some fine films. The public gratefully lapped them up and,...
English-speaking expatriates living in Italy suffer from the same psychological symptoms and conditions found in general populations elsewhere. They seek psychotherapy for anxiety, depression, stress and substance abuse,...
Autumn has arrived with moderate falls of rain that have refilled wells and tanks and revived heat-exhausted gardens and forests. Recent fears of drought and water shortages are dissipating, and next summer seems a long...
Pompei, the latest book by Robert Harris about the last hours before Vesuvius struck, was on the shelves of the S. Susanna lending library within two or three weeks of its publication this year. Its a very popular new...
They loved high drama and preferred lots of tears to their tales. And when there werent enough to suit their tastes, they rewrote the scripts to keep the handkerchiefs dabbing, explained Loredana Cipriani Ciabatti of her...
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