San Marco on the web

St Marks Basilica in Venice can now be visited from home. A new hi-tech website (www.basilicasanmarco.it) has been created which contains over 500 pages, a thousand images, several panoramic views and...

How to become a domestic god or goddess

With names like "applied domestic economics", "the epistemology of laundry", and "the foundations of domestic psychology", the six lessons that make up a new, one-day, course in home management aim to...

Feltrinelli expansion underway

Bookstore chain Feltrinelli is undergoing a period of expansion and renovation in Rome, with the second wing of the megastore at Largo di Torre Argentina due to open on 2 Dec. After the relocation of...

Shakespeare: as you like it

Mariangela Temperas love affair with William Shakespeare began back in the early 1970s, when she was a young student in London. I was working on my thesis on L.P. Hartley at the time and I didnt rea...

Floating down the Tiber

In the posters, they call it the oldest monument in Rome, and so it is, even though its the most recent one to be opened up. The namesakes of matrons from the ancient city show visitors around and hor...

Shakespeare: as you like it

Mariangela Temperas love affair with William Shakespeare began back in the early 1970s, when she was a young student in London. I was working on my thesis on L.P. Hartley at the time and I didnt rea...

Down and out in the Eternal City

My names Carmine Ariete and Im 41 years old. Im the one in the photo. Ill forgive you if you think the years have been unkind but thats life on the street for you. As you can see though, Im not your...

The swans of Lake Bracciano

It was a lovely boating afternoon on Lake Bracciano on 26 July, 1956. Xavier Leutenegger (the Swiss director of personnel at the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization at the time), his wife...

The media waits on the pope

“We ordered the book in May, but it didn’t move for several months. Then all of a sudden it was sold out.” Dermot O’Connell, the owner of the Almost Corner Bookshop in Trasteve...

Rome mourns Nassiriya dead

The bodies of the 19 Italians killed by a bomb attack in Nassiriya in the south of Iraq, which were flown back to Rome on Saturday evening, will lie in state in the Victor Emmanuel Monument, the last...

Heatwave toll update

New health ministry figures show the summer's fierce heatwave took a much higher toll among Italy's elderly than previously reported, with 7,659 more deaths among the over-65s during the period 16 Jul...

A calendar for all religions and cultures

An intercultural calendar for 2004, marking religious and lay festivities celebrated by different cultures, has just been released by Roman publishing house Sinnos. Along with Christmas on 25 December...

Starry skies at EUR

A new state-of-the-art planetarium is being installed in Romes southern EUR district. The attraction is scheduled to open in mid-January in the vast high-ceilinged Museo della Civilt Romana complex. T...

Break-in at gay group offices

A break-in took place at the headquarters of Rome's international gay, lesbian, bisexual and transsexual contact group, the Circolo di Cultura Omosessuale Mario Mieli, on the night of Sat 8 November....

New space for architecture

The Acquario in Piazza M. Fanti in Rome's Esquilino district has a new vocation: from 13 November it will be the official headquarters of Rome's Order of Architects, opening with an exhibition dedicat...

Indecisive Italians

Three-quarters of Italians suffer from indecisiveness, according to a survey conducted by Riza Psicosomatica and reported by La Repubblica newspaper, with graduate males aged 26-35 who live in the cen...

Dismantling of obelisk underway

The dismantling of the Axum obelisk in Piazza Porta Capena outside the headquarters of the United Nation's Food and Agriculture Organization has finally begun with the removal of the top section of th...

Public screening for Israeli documentary

Some of the harshest critics of Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza are Israelis themselves whose voices are seldom heard outside Israel. Two film-makers, Joseph Rochlitz and Benny Brunner,...

New wing for multicultural market

The Nuovo Mercato Esquilino (the market formerly located in Piazza Vittorio) is set to become even bigger. The second wing of the former barracks on Via Filippo Turati, which now houses the market, is...

Watch your language

A swearword or vulgar expression is pronounced on Italian television every 21 minutes, says a report by Meta Research, a company that monitors television in Italy. The research association interviewed...
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