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Its a waste of money. It would have been much better to clean up the filthy towpaths along the embankments instead, for walkers and cyclists to use. Luciano Morcon, sports director of one of the best known of the many c...
There are two types of people, says Raffaele Ranucci. Those who make problems and those who resolve them. We belong to the latter group. The president of EUR Spa is not shy about explaining the companys reputation for ef...
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On 14 November Pope John Paul II will address the chamber of deputies, just a few weeks after he was made an honorary citizen of Rome; two apparently similar ceremonies which are actually very different. The invitation...
It used to be said among foreigners in Rome that in the case of serious illness, the best waiting room in the city was Fiumicino airport. And only recently, an Italian dinner hostess announced that if her clockwork went...
The papacy has always been big business. It was so particularly in the late Middle Ages, through to the high Baroque. In the old world it owned vast lands producing vital raw materials, it made wars to gain even more ter...
Practically every continent has some version of a thanksgiving festival, from Africas Kwanzaa, to Indias Pongal and Chinas August moon festival. Each of these cultures celebrates the end of the harvest with a shared feas...
The space seems immense, although it is probably about the same size as a football pitch. The traffic on the busy main road nearby seems miles away. The ugly urban sprawl beyond the trees is forgotten the moment you ente...
Ask anyone, even a golfer perhaps, when the Italian Open was last disputed in Rome, and he or she may not come up with the right answer. Eight years later (it was 1994) the event returns to the capital after a gap that c...
First it was miniskirts. Then came bikinis. And now the craze is all about tattoos and piercings. It is hard to find someone without one or the other or even both. Flaunting them is the key. Your daughter may come home o...
From ghoulies and ghosties And long leggety beasties And things that go bump in the night, Good Lord preserve us Traditonal West Country litany. The ancient litany quoted is perhaps a relic of the fears and supers...
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Andrea Batuzzi was tricked by his wife. On some undisclosed pretext, she inveigled him to take her to one of the most theatrical of the old gateways into Rome, Porta S. Paolo. Just in front of it there rises up the aston...
No doubt there are worse ways of making a living than by being a Swiss guard. You have the honour of protecting the pope; a tax-free salary with board and lodgings thrown in; most of the time the work is pretty easy; and...
Andrea Batuzzi was tricked by his wife. On some undisclosed pretext, she inveigled him to take her to one of the most theatrical of the old gateways into Rome, Porta S. Paolo. Just in front of it there rises up the aston...
At the same time as the new German government was considering raising taxes, in Italy Silvio Berlusconi came up with a financial package that his economy minister, Giulio Tremonti, hailed as the biggest reduction ever of...
If you own a home in the United States but live abroad, you probably rarely think about the insurance on your Stateside house. Recent trends in the insurance industry will reward you for investing a little time to review...
If you own a home in the United States but live abroad, you probably rarely think about the insurance on your Stateside house. Recent trends in the insurance industry will reward you for investing a little time to review...
Walking into Romes new music park is like stepping into another world. The intensity of the colours, the polish of the finishings and the definition of the forms all combine to make you think that you have been transport...
When Justin Bradshaw decided to move permanently to Rome in 1994, he was following a centuries-old instinct that had guided thousands of fellow northern artists before him. London-born Bradshaw had only the meagre saving...
A solitary Englishman was sitting in a Chinese restaurant the other night facing a table of seven young Italians when, all of a sudden, the head of the big table noticed something about the Anglo-Saxon and exclaimed: Loo...
Ahh, the classic Roman holiday: an American tourist poses his lovely wife for a photo in front of the ancient Pantheon, he lines up the camera, then, wait, what is that mangy man and his even mangier dog doing in the pic...
The sun sets below you from the terrace of the Ristorante Da Maria, shimmering on the waters of Campese bay, silhouetting the Faraglione, jagged stacks that owe their name to their resemblance to the fangs of a lion. You...
An established Roman artist has accused the mayor of Rome, Walter Veltroni, of having brought to a halt an ambitious plan aimed at turning Romes underground into a huge, free museum of contemporary art, expressed through...
Anyone who has lived long enough in Rome will remember the days when the British Council was a somewhat stuffy institution, frequented mostly by that stratum of the ex-pat community commonly referred to as the ladies in...
One of the fun things about shopping in Rome is the variety of great re-sell boutiques. If you enjoy snooping around second-hand stores you are in for a treat because there is a wide range and something for every budget....
Football, as 1960s England star Jimmy Greaves is fond of saying, is a funny old game. And here in Italy perhaps its funnier than in most places. On 20 August the Italian football league asked the government to declare...
What is the most attractive place in Lazio, besides Rome? And the next? And the third? Asked where they would send a friend venturing into Lazio for the first time, ten interviewees came up with answers that either aston...
Kilmainham Jail symbolises much of the darker side of Irish history. In harder times than these there was a queue of people committing crimes to gain imprisonment. In more recent times, films such as In the Name of the F...
Films on artists? Most of them are bad. Directors never pay attention to detail, they always make a silly drama of a simple workaday life, they jazz up everything by moving the camera close and far, up and down, sideways...
What does a young German woman do when she and her English boyfriend decide to get married in a civil ceremony in Rome? She hits the computer to research the world of weddings on-line. The amount of information available...
You know youre free of the burden of bureaucracy when, in the tourist information centre of Norcia, you are informed that free camping is permitted anywhere within the national park. Thats 70,000 ha to choose from. No ch...
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