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...

The dating game Italian style

My mother is Italian and my father is English, and they are still very much together. Recently I have started to think that this is because they are both atypical: my father is not particularly Euro-s...

The supernatural world of Italian comics

From Dylan Dog investigating the paranormal underbelly of London life to the king of terror Diabolik and the erotic works of Manara, Italian comics, or fumetti, are almost as much a part of the countr...

Getting to grips with Metaphysical art

Immediately before world war one, a group of young Italian men, quite macho and from provincial families nostalgic for past glories, formed a circle of friends in Ferrara. They had no special theories...

Irish College anniversary

The Pontifical Irish College celebrates its 375th anniversary on 6 November. The college is one of a handful of survivors of what in the 16th and 17th centuries was a thriving network of Irish seminar...

Remembering the war dead

A Remembrance Day ceremony to commemorate the Commonwealth war dead will be held in Rome at the Via Zabaglia military cemetery on Tuesday 11 November. Participants are asked to arrive punctually by 10...

Burial grounds for furry friends

As early November approaches, an annual rite here in Italy is upon us. Families will begin flocking to their local cemeteries, autumnal flowers in hand, to pay respects to the departed and tidy up the...

The Irish College celebrates its heritage

The Pontifical Irish College in Via dei SS. Quattro Coronati, or Colaiste na nGaedeal, as its green gates proclaim, is celebrating its 375th anniversary on 6 November. As with many birthdays for those...

Rome housing sales increase

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...

Romantic centenery

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...

Recycling in Rome

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 in...
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