The Italian Almanac
Italian News - March 31 The rank of ambassador, currently granted to only 22 out of the country’s entire corps of 1,011 diplomats, is no longer reserved exclusively for men.
Italian History - march 31 A study conducted from the University of Miami has revealed that gladiators fought in ancient Rome, more for the purpose of displaying their skills than for their lives.
Italian News - March 31 The Algerian government Sonatrak company for energy and a group of partners agreed to proceed forward in erecting a second line for gas linking Algeria to Italy.
Italian Sport - March 30 Renault driver Giancarlo Fisichella, winner of the season-opening Australian race, is prepared for Ferrari to unveil its new car in Sunday's Bahrain Grand Prix.
Italian News - March 29 More than 600 years after Pisa's most famous monument went up, officials here have approved construction of a modern office building that will simulate a tilt with a trick of lighting.
Italian News - March 29 Members of five Harley Owners Group chapters from northern Italy rode to a local church called the “Chrome Dome” for the annual Blessing of the Bikes.
Italian News - March 29 The trade fair will be inaugurated with two small shows this April, and gradually more trade fairs will be moved from the crowded old grounds to the new site.
Italian News - March 25 Seven years of withholding sex went too far in the eyes of an Italian court, which ordered a Sicilian man to pay alimony to his wife for refusing conjugal relations.
Italian News - March 25 Finmeccanica SpA of Italy said Thursday one if its units had been awarded a 1.5 billion Euro contract to supply helicopters to the United Kingdom.
Italian News - March 25 A manuscript in the British Library was looted from a cathedral near Naples during the Second World War and must be returned, an independent panel ruled yesterday.
Italian News - March 23 Vetroresina L.L.C., a subsidiary of Vetroresina SPA based in Ferrara, Italy, said it would build a facility in Greenville SC.
Italian News / Music - March 23 A star-studded concert featuring Italian artistes like Andrea Bocelli and Claudio Baglioni has raised €1 million for victims of the tsunami in Sri Lanka.
Italian Science - march 23 A small group of physicists are battling what they see as the cosmological equivalent to the bogeyman: an enormous dark force, that nobody has ever seen, driving galaxies apart.
Italian News - March 22 An unusual refuge has been set up in the northern Italian city of Bolzano to help men struggling in the aftermath of divorce.
Italian News - March 22 Italy’s banks face a pivotal week after Spain’s Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria ( BBVA) and Dutch group ABN Amro threw down the gauntlet over the Bank of Italy’s restrictions on foreign takeovers.
Italian Art - March 22 Velázquez first trip to I taly took place between 1629 and 1631. Rubens had suggested he meet Caravaggio, Titian and José de Ribera in his trip to Italian cities.
Italian News - March 20 The vast majority of Italian youths would like to swap their fathers for someone richer and more successful, such as Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.
Italian History - March 20 Florence was the cultural center of Europe, home to the Renaissance, and responsible for the cultural development in Florence was the Medici family.
Italian News - March 18 Italy has repatriated some 180 illegal migrants following mass landings of boat people on the tiny Italian island of Lampedusa.
italian News - March - 18 The Russian government has approved an agreement with Italy to cooperate in disposing of decommissioned nuclear submarines.
Italian News - March 17 Hundreds of musicians, stage crew and other employees of La Scala opera house voted for the resignation of music director Riccardo Muti.
Italian Art - March 17 Canaletto, real name Giovanni Antonio Canale, lived from 1697 to 1768. He became famous for painting views of the buildings and canals in Venice.
Italian Science - March 17 Russian and Italian scientists have developed an orbital version of the high-precision Pamela magnetic spectrometer, concluding a highly important stage in the RIM-Pamela project.
Italian News - March 15 The Vatican has appointed a top cardinal to rebut what it says are the lies, distortions and errors in Dan Brown’s bestselling thriller The Da Vinci Code.
Italian Music - March 15 For 46 years, Franco Trincale has been chronicling Italian history through song, becoming a local institution in the process.
Italian News - March 14 A project called Marco Polo, initiated by the association of rectors of Italian state and private universities, aims to attract 2,000 Chinese students.
Italian Sport - March 14 Alberico Di Cecco beat Kenyans Philip Manyim and Daniel Yego to win the Rome Marathon on Sunday.
Italian News - March 12 Divers and helicopters were searching the Tiber in Rome after a drunk United States student jumped into the river overnight.
Italian News - March 12 An Italian metal worker was in prison last night facing charges of attempted murder after trying to shoot his wife with a rifle he fashioned from an invalid's crutch.
Italian News - March 11 A $5 million project, funded by the Italian government, will be implemented by participating country governments under the umbrella of the Nile Basin Initiative.
Italian News - March 10 Italy's soothsayers and magicians are facing a future condemned to darkness, after the national media watchdog said it was banning them from daytime television.
Italian Art - March 10 Goodwill, in cooperation with the Italian Cultural Institute and "GAI-Giovani Artisti Italiani", brings the work of eight Italian artists to Los Angeles.
Italian News - March 8 Italian maritime and land forces are pledging their continuous support and presence in the Middle East as part of the global war against terrorism.
Italian News / Movies - March 8 "Stories of Men and Women: Pupi Avati". This is the title of the New York showcase being organised by Cinecittà Holding and BAMCinématek from March 10 to 20.
Italian Sport - March 8 Cipollini, 38 this month and with 16 years as a professional, stole a shock victory in the "Giro di Lucca" (Tour of Lucca) race in Tuscany.
Italian News - March 7 At Laglio, the peaceful town on the shores of Lake Como chosen by George Clooney as a hideaway, people are beginning to turn up their noses.
Italian News - March 7 Rome's new newspaper kiosks are an eye pleasing addition to the city's cobbled squares. There's only one problem: many news vendors hate them.
Italian Science - March 7 Italian archeologists believe a pit containing circular imprints which held perfume jars is the oldest source of the industry of today.
Italian News - March 5 The car taking Sgrena, Calipari and other agents to the Baghdad airport was fired upon at a US checkpoint. Calipari was killed as he threw his body across Sgrena.
Italian News - March 4 Italian soldiers have begun arriving in western Afghanistan under plans for NATO troops to gradually relieve U.S. forces across the country.
Italian News - March 4 Italians voted in a referendum to scrap nuclear power, but their political leaders are now rethinking the policy.
Italian Sport March 4 Italian skiers continued their mastery of the American Birkebeiner completing a near-clean sweep of both the men's and women's events.
Italian News -March 2 Thousands gathered in Florence Tuesday to honour the memory of Mario Luzi, considered one of the greatest Italian poets of the 20th century.
Italian Science - March 2 A new study has found that Italian soccer players get the Lou Gehrig's disease at a rate nearly six times as great as the general population.
Italian News - March 1 The Italian mobile operator TIM, one of the largest mobile phone companies in Italy has issued a unique warning that the number of wiretaps has reached the limit.
Italian Movies - March 1 Italian art director Dante Ferretti wins at the 77th Oscars, together with Francesca Lo Schiavo. It was his eighth Academy Award nomination.
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