The Italian Almanac
Italian News - December 31 Giovanni Morsiani, president of the Italian St. Bernard Club, announced the creation of the Fondazione Barry du Grand St Bernard.
Italian News - December 31 The first "official Angels and Demons tour" is now showing visitors the Roman sites used by Dan Brown, author of The Da Vinci Code.
Italian News - December 29 Gina Lollobrigida won her case against the gossip magazine "Novella 2000" and the court declared she never posed naked.
Italian Music - December 28 After 20 years Ornella Vanoni and Gino Paoli decided to join again for a new musical tour, starting next February from Teatro Sistina in Rome.
Italian News - December 27 Bad weather all over Italy, and a critical situation in Campania, with rain and wind storms but no victims announced so far.
Italian Movies - December 27 In the annual contest between Christmas movies "Shrek II" is leading the box office, followed by "Christmas in Love" and "Tu la conosci Claudia?"
Italian News / Cinema December 26 "Roberto Benigni reminds me of my father, and I'm sure he would have liked his movies". That's what Geraldine Chaplin said during an interview in Capri.
Italian Television - December 21 "Maurizio Costanzo Show", the popular talk show now on air every night on Canale 5 (Channel 5), is coming to an end.
Italian News - December 21 A "carabiniere" noticed an old man stealing a bike in Monza, an industrial town in north Italy. A control was subsequently disposed and ...
Italian Movies - December 18 Marco Bellocchio is ready to shoot a new movie titled "Il regista di matrimoni" and featuring Sergio Castellito, in the little village of Cefalu'.
Italian News - December 13 A ski village, including ski runs and a little mountain range has been set in the middle of Rome for a show titled "Rome, Queen of Snow".
Italian News - December 10 Criminal offenses in Italy grew a full 10% during year 2003, but Italian families spent an average $700 in locks, safety doors and security systems.
Birthday in Italy (and China) - December 9 After official celebration in Shanghai, a birthday cake was waiting for Mr. Carlo Azeglio Ciampi, President of the Italian Republic, in the presidential airplane.
Italian Television - December 8 Michelle Hunziker will lead the program "Paperissima" (Big Blunder) on Channel 5 every Friday night.
Italian Movies - December 7 Famous actor Giancarlo Giannini will start shooting a comedy movie, titled "Dubbing De Niro".
Italian News december 5 Italian police had a hard time trying to stop a drunk man who drove from Frosinone to Cassino on the wrong side of A1 highway.
Italian Sport - December 3 The Italian Federation of Martial Arts decided to accept capoeira, a discipline now very popular in Italian gymns, as an acknowledged sport activity
Italian News - December 3 An unknown script by Federico Fellini has been found in Florence and published by the literary magazine "Caffe' Michelagiolo".
Italian News - December 1 60% of Italians think alternative medicinal drugs are effective, and 45% say they should be included in National Health Service payments.