Smoke on.

The new no-smoking law will now come into effect in Italy on 10 Jan 2005, after the holiday period. It was due to come into force just before the new year festivities but the minister for health has...

No president for football.

The presidents of 42 Italian series A and B football clubs met at the end of November in a second attempt to elect a president for FIFA, the Italian football federation. At the first attempt on 5 Nove...

From ashes to ashes.

The Rome city authorities have approved new rulings concerning the final destination of ashes following cremation. Previously ashes could only be kept in consecrated ground, in an authorised cemetery....

L'Immacolata.

Wed 8 Dec is the Italian public holiday for the religious feast of the Immaculate Conception. It is the day when the pope traditionally visits Piazza Mignanelli near Piazza di Spagna to pray at the...

Bookshop closing.

The Economy Book and Video Center has announced that it will close on 31 Dec after almost 40 years of serving the English-speaking community in and around Rome. All stock, including cards, books and v...

Poinsettias for sale.

Volunteers who work for the Italian association against Leucemia (AIL) will be present in 3,000 Italian squares on 10, 11, and 12 Dec selling poinsettias to raise money for medical research into blood...

A good crop.

In the next few weeks olive oil presses all over Italy will be working day and night to process what the Confederazione Italiana Agricoltori (CIA) says will be a very high-quality crop. The CIA also b...

Celebrating Hanukkah.

Hanukkah is the Jewish festival of light celebrated for eight days in the Hebrew month of Kislev (usually mid to late Dec). It commemorates the rededication of the Temple in Jerusalem after the victor...

La Scala re-opens.

La Scala opera theatre in Milan, one of the most famous opera houses in the world, will re-open on 7 December following three years of reconstruction. The stage has been completely modernised and a 56...

Last-minute train tickets.

Quick counters have been introduced for travellers arriving at the railway station less than 15 minutes before their train departs. Trenitalia has opened counters at the following stations: Roma Term...

Charity Christmas cards.

The United Nations Childrens Fund (UNICEF) shop in Via Torino 96 is selling Christmas cards Mon-Fri 09.30-18.20. Cards may also be ordered on-line at www.prodottiunicef.it. For information, tel. 06478...

Season of discontent for fans.

Whisper it softly if youre among their fans, but Roma and Lazio may have a lot more in common than either would care to admit. After reasonable success in the 2003-04 season, both now find themselve...

Miracle at the opera.

The Teatro dellOpera in Rome the second most prestigious opera house in Italy after La Scala in Milan has just staged a miracle never before performed in its 124-year history. However, its superinte...

The other Tuscany

Sabina is a beautiful country retreat within easy reach of Rome  Just ten years ago there was nothing here, says Luciana Pancera. She points to the rolling green countryside stretching out as...

Political Update.

It may be autumn but the colours of Italian politics are strong and dramatic. The seasonal appointment to pass the budget has drawn into relief all the divisions in the government coalition and has ev...

Weaving the way from Giotto to Malevich.

Though there are a great many masterpieces and surprises in this exhibition, it is a hotchpotch because it is a theme show. Theme shows are notoriously dangerous, because more often than not the works...

The tones of multi-national music.

Musicians from all over the world will be in Rome between 9-17 December for the fourth edition of the International Festival of Young Musicians. The festival is organised by the Rome-based association...

Adoration of the Christ restored.

A famous round painting of the Adoration of the Christ child, which has puzzled art historians for more than a century, has been restored and put back on display at the Borghese Gallery in Rome. At t...

Rubbish disposal on Sunday.

On Sun 5 Dec the Rome city refuse disposal department, AMA, in collaboration with TG3 Lazio, the regional television news of RAI 3, is offering free disposal of any large items of rubbish, to the resi...

High speed, low cost.

Trenitalia has announced that it is to dedicate one high-speed train every day to Milan, and back, at the special price of 9 each way. The new service is not a temporary offer and will be included in...
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