The Italian Almanac
Italian Art - September 30 The show features 213 works from Italian and foreign museums and private collections which will turn Florence's Palazzo Pitti into "the world's most intriguing porn shop."
Italian News - September 30 The trouble started a few days ago, when a twenty-kilogram, one metre thirty-tall statue of Buddha was placed on the peak of Pizzo Badile.
Italian Science - September 30 Wine may not only good for the heart and soul but could also help combat global warming, according to a new study from Italy's National Research Council (CNR).
Italian News - September 29 French actress Carole Bouquet says she left actor companion Gerard Depardieu because, among other things, he never shared her love of Italy.
Italian News / Art - September 29 Hundreds of Florentine art restorers will soon showcase their skills on the Web, the first stage in plans to turn the city into a sort of 'Silicon Valley' of the sector.
Italian News - September 28 A team of Italian divers is preparing to descend into the waters off the island of Elba in search of a massive hoard of gold and silver coins.
Italian News - September 28 From next month Roman school children who dare to skip classes could find it much harder to pull the wool over their parents' eyes.
Italian News - September 27 A 18-year-old German tourist was hauled away by police here at the weekend after he stripped naked in front of the world famous Leaning Tower of Pisa.
Italian News - September 27 Alitalia's patriotic credentials were under scrutiny this week when it emerged that the national flag-carrier was guilty of offering French cheese at one of its lounges.
Italian News - September 26 Tourists visiting Rome may have to pay a nightly bed tax to offset the costs of maintaining one of the world's most popular destinations.
Italian News - September 26 Lawyers for the J. Paul Getty Museum have determined that half the masterpieces in its antiquities collection were bought from suspected dealers.
Italian News - September 24 Camerino's sheet metal belts made for either sex, lined in leather and satin, weigh about two pounds have a lock at navel level.
Italian News - September 24 The anti-terrorism drill - the biggest ever held in Italy - involved two simultaneous fake train blasts and a simulated attack on an airport bus with hostage-taking.
Italian News - September 22 Health-conscious pizza-fans will soon be able to tuck into their favourite dish with fewer worries, nutritionists announced this week.
Italian News - September 22 Most of Italy's old people don't see themselves as such, claiming that so called 'old age' has little to do with how many years you have lived.
Italian News - September 22 Why is Italy, the country with the world’s largest stock of art and forty UNESCO heritage sites, shunned by so many holidaymakers?
Italian News - September 21 Italy's highway patrol has been given its second Lamborghini squad car to be used for both high-speed chases and medical emergencies.
Italian News - September 21 The first-ever image of a soldier in the Ancient Roman navy has surfaced at a major imperial naval base at Ravenna. Previous finds have only shown civilians.
Italian News / Movies - September 20 An Italian film which scooped a prize at the Venice Film Festival has come under fire from the anti-smoking lobby because of its cigarette-hooked cast.
Italian Science - September 20 Italian researchers have identified a group of healthy blood cells that help cancers grow. The find represents a step forward in cancer research.
Italian News - September 20 The winner of the first Safe Driving Championships, a 23-year-old man from the northeastern Veneto region, emerged from about 300,000 young people.
Italian News - September 19 Thousands of people packed into Naples cathedral to watch the blood of patron San Gennaro liquefy in the repetition of a centuries-old 'miracle.'
Italian News - September 19 The government is to soften a new law under which hundreds of scooters have been confiscated in the wake of protests from consumer associations and traffic police.
Italian News - September 17 A lost fairytale by the great Italian novelist Italo Svevo has come to light hidden among some papers acquired by a library in his home-town of Trieste.
Italian News - September 17 Guzzanti highlights the problem of censorship in Italy, freedom of expression and the hard life of Italy's satirical authors. The movie received the longest applause of the festival.
Italian News - September 16 Orthodontists have national convention, as do lawyers and IT salespeople. So, some might say, why not exorcists?
Italian Sport - September 16 "I'll make what I think is the right choice," said the former 'Golden Ponytail', who is in Tokyo for the launch of a series of Japanese stamps showing highlights of his career.
Italian News - September 15 A loosening of government gaming rules means that Italians will be able to bet legally on the Miss Italy contest for the first time, upsetting contestants.
Italian News - September 15 The third edition of Caffest is on at Castel dell'Ovo, one of the city's most distinctive monuments, from 10am to 8pm this Saturday and Sunday.
Italian News - September 15 History enthusiasts will be able to see Ancient Rome as it would have looked to the likes of Julius Caesar, Nero and Constantine.
Italian News - September 13 Il Cucchiaio d'Argento (The Silver Spoon) has been the best-selling cookery book in Italy for more than half a century, the quintessential gift for newlyweds, required in every kitchen.
Italian News - September 13 Top Italian photographer Oliviero Toscani continued his famous shock tactics with an advertising campaign featuring two men on a black leather sofa, kissing and groping.
Italian Sport - September 13 A five-set victory over Russia by Montali’s heroes sent fans in Rome into ecstasy. The tenacious new champions of Europe won the title for the sixth time in eight finals.
Italian News - September 12 A prosecutor in Rome has opened an inquiry into the death of Italy’s most famous porn actress on the suspicion that it was faked to hide her links to “a top politician”.
Italian Music - September 12 The princess of Italian pop, Laura Pausini, is one of the musical superstars featuring on an album of duets with late soul legend Ray Charles.
Italian Television - September 10 Thais Souza Wiggers and Melissa Satta, chosen from thousands of young hopefuls, will join the daily satire program 'Striscia La Notizia' (Strip The News) from September 26.
Italian News - September 8 The 50-year-old 'Die Hard' star will be on hand for the final night of the pageant which will be broadcast live by Italian state television.
Italian News - September 8 Italy is considering reviving the medieval 'baby wheel' which enables desperate mothers to abandon their newborn offspring anonymously.
Italian News - September 8 Crowe and Ms Spencer looked as though they would have preferred to be in a glamorous Venice hotel after their amorous display on the red carpet for the film's festival screening.
Italian News - September 7 As Italian children brace for the shock of returning to school after a three-month summer holiday, child education experts are dishing out advice.
Italian News - September 7 On Monday evening the ceremony of baptism Andrey Shevchenko’s son took place in the ancient church St.Vincenco in North-Italian city Cernobbio.
Italian Science - September 6 Introns, which account for around 25% of the human DNA sequence, play a role in embryonic development and in important cellular processes.
Italian News - September 5 "This is remarkable for Italy," said lawyers for 98-year-old Amalia Cuccioletti after the judge lopped four years off a nine-year waiting period.
Italian News - September 5 Although many regions now have fire-prevention programmes in place, the area of Italian woodland that went up in smoke this summer was sharply up on last year's figure.
Italian News - September 3 A summer music hit has sparked a war of words between Italian left-wingers and neo-fascists who claim the Colombian pop song, La Camisa Negra, as their anthem.
Italian News - September 3 Mr Scajola said he viewed cooperation with India as a strategic partnership where both countries could jointly work together to expand their economic development.
Italian News - September 2 Organisers of the 2005 Miss Italia beauty pageant have decided to have contestants wear bikinis in the finals as part of a bid to bring the show up-to-date and boost viewing figures.
Italian News - September 2 George Clooney, Russell Crowe, Spike Lee and Gwyneth Paltrow are just some of the Hollywood stars expected to light up the lagoon city over the next 10 days.
Italian News - September 1 New research has pinned down why extra-virgin olive oil, a staple of Italian cuisine, helps the nation's inhabitants avoid tumours and other diseases in their later years.
Italian News - September 1 Pollution, vandalism and natural decay have run up a maintenance bill for Italy's cultural heritage that the state says is too big for it to handle.
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