The Italian Almanac
Italian News - May 31 The exhibition, which runs until September 3, aims to show how the increasingly inter-cultural nature of the comics business has helped it progress into the realm of serious art.
Italian News - May 31 Italian archaeologists digging in the Roman Forum have found a well-preserved skeleton of a woman who lived 3,000 years ago, at least 300 years before the traditional date of the founding of Rome.
Italian News - May 30 One of Italy's oldest producers of sugared almonds, a delicacy traditionally given to wedding guests, is moving with the times by putting a 'Gay Bride' product on the market.
Italian News - May 30 The brown bear disappeared after authorities gave a green light for the animal to be killed, saying it was a threat because it seemed to have gained a taste for fresh meat.
Italian News - May 29 Tony Blair was facing fresh controversy over his holidays after he jetted off to Italy for another luxury 'freebie' break whith his wife and their children, courtesy of Prince Girolamo Strozzi.
Italian Art - May 29 The Portland Art Museum engages in a international cultural exchange with the museums of Brescia, Italy, and the international exhibition company Linea d'ombra.
Italian Science - May 29 Italian researchers have engineered mice able to heal their own hearts thanks to a genetically i mplanted growth factor. "The mice's recovery was extraordinary, something I've never seen before."
Italian News - May 27 The United States are ready to discuss with new Italian Defence Minister a timeframe for leaving the Santo Stefano base on the small island of La Maddalena.
Italian News / Art - May 27 About 6,000 documents including diaries, manuscripts, family memoirs and photographs of Amedeo Modigliani will be moved permanently from France to Italy, archive officials said.
Italian News - May 26 Italy vowed on Wednesday to save a brown bear which has strayed over the national border coming from the Adamello-Brenta park in northern Italy and now risks being shot dead by German hunters.
Italian Art - May 26 One of the Uffizi Gallery's finest rooms and its most striking sculptoral group have been restored thanks to an American foundation whose donors include Sting and Mel Gibson.
Italian News - May 26 Fun fairs in the Italian region of Lombardy will soon have to do without the goldfish that have long been the reward for success at all sorts of skill and shooting games.
Italian News - May 24 There are only 63 people in the medieval village of Bergolo eligible to vote in Italy's local elections on Sunday. But they will not be stuck for choice: 40 candidates are running for office.
Italian News - May 24 Livia Turco directed her first thoughts as health minister to women, making a commitment to ensure pain-free childbirth was always an option in public hospitals.
Italian News - May 23 A fascinating and fittingly colourful show in the northern Italian town of Rovereto looks at the influence comic books and cinema have had on one another.
Italian News - May 23 Colorado College stressed the "great impact" of Strada and his private humanitarian organization Emergency and his "crucial work" to treat the civilian victims of war.
Italian Art - May 21 Rome is set to celebrate Raphael in its first-ever major exhibition on the Renaissance great. The show, which opened at the Galleria Borghese, has been insured for more than one billion euro.
Italian News / Sport - May 21 The Illinois women's basketball team leaves Monday for a ten-day trip to Italy. The Illini will play four games against Italian teams beginning on Wednesday in Rome.
Italian News - May 20 Every week, hundreds of letters pour into the office of the Club di Giulietta, in Verona, Italy, the city that is the setting for Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet."
Italian News - May 20 Italy's musical-string makers are fighting a mad cow ban on the use of their raw material, animal guts. "This ban makes no sense. You can't eat a violin string."
Italian News - May 20 The first ever FutureFashionEvent will take place in Pisa, Italy. The FutureFashionEvent is focussed on wearable technology and smart textiles and is divided into a Conference, a Show and an Exhibit.
Italian News - May 19 The Tuscans' proud claim to be the descendants of the ancient Etruscans has taken a knock after a DNA comparison of Etruscan skeletons and a sample of living Tuscans.
Italian News - May 19 Celiac disease is an intestinal disorder caused by an inability to digest gluten and top Italian chefs are leading the fight on discrimination against sufferers of the disease.
Italian News / Fashion - May 18 Italian modelling agencies held the country's first 'fashion' strike on Wednesday to protest against what they say is a growing tendency to push Italy out of the industry.
Italian News - May 18 What's the difference between pancetta and prosciutto? Are they interchangeable in recipes? The difference between prosciutto and pancetta is the difference between ham and bacon.
Italian Cars - May 18 Maserati has announced it will participate in the 24 Hours of Nürburgring on June 17 with a GranSport Laboratorio and a GranSport Trofeo. The cars will compete in the DMSB E1XP and the 24-Hour Special.
Italian News - May 17 Barbie dolls wearing a Valentino gown in which star Julia Roberts won an Oscar are set to raise money for AIDS. "The dress is a real jewel, one of my all time favourites," said the Italian style icon.
Italian News - May 17 An anonymous buyer shelled out 3.5 million dollars for a Stradivarius violin known as the "Hammer", smashing the previous world record for a musical instrument sold at auction.
Italian News - May 16 An Italian company is releasing a revolutionary 'smog eating' cement product capable of reducing urban pollution by over 40%. It can be applied to road surfaces or building exteriors.
Italian Movies - May 16 According to Italian cinema monitoring company Cinetel, Italian films, for years maligned even in their own country, are enjoying a renaissance with box office booming.
Italian News - May 14 Many Americans stationed at Aviano are used to get medical care from local Italian professionals. That’s shown by the 3,300 appointments made with doctors outside the base in 2005.
Italian News - May 14 An ancient king's war chariot found in a tomb near Rome has helped rewrite the history of the Romans and their Sabine rivals. "An exceptional find," said archaeologist Paola Santoro.
Italian News - May 13 Italy's supreme court kept up a reputation for dodgy sex rulings on Friday by giving the thumbs up to estranged husbands who try to cajole unwilling wives into having sex.
Italian News - May 13 A group of 150 juvenile delinquents will soon be sent out to sea to learn a seafaring trade as part of a justice ministry rehabilitation project. The youths will ship out on fishing boats.
Italian News - May 12 Writers, painters, journalists, clerics and school children will be among the citizens of Florence taking to the streets today to read out Dante's Divine Comedy.
Italian News / Science - May 12 An Italian researcher working in the United States has isolated the body's energy sensor that tells the brain when it is time to stop eating, sending out a signal that the body doesn't need any more.
Italian News / Art - May 11 One of the most famous paintings by Titian is back in Italy for the first time in nearly four centuries. Supper At Emmaus, usually on display at the Louvre, is on loan to Milan's Ambrosiana Library.
Italian News - May 11 The father of Italy's musical theater died in Rome Tuesday at at age 87. At the time of his death, Garinei was working on a stage musical inspired by Capra's 1961 film, "A Pocketful of Miracles".
Italian News - May 10 First-time MP and proud new mother Donatella Poretti is flying the flag for working moms throughout Italy, claiming the right to breast-feed her daughter in parliament.
Italian News - May 10 Florence is paying tribute to English playwright William Shakespeare with a new exhibition at the city's Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale library. The show focuses on Hamlet.
Italian News - May 10 Distinguished Polish director Krzysztof Zanussi is looking to his Italian roots for his latest film, Il Sole Nero (The Black Sun). The movie, is set in Sicily.
Italian News - May 9 Five chicks that are being flown into Italy next month have only just hatched but they are already carrying a weighty responsibility. The birds will have to restore the country's osprey population.
Italian News - May 9 Scholars agree that Lucrezia Borgia's reputation as a deadly, a golden-haired temptress, the embodiment of female evil and prolific poisoner is more myth than reality.
Italian News - May 8 Gardening is a growing passion among Italians. A poll of nearly 1000 Italian city-dwellers found that a third were passionate gardeners who devoted time to their plants.
Italian News - May 8 The Italian Unabomber, the elusive psychopath who has terrorised the Venice area for 12 years, struck again at the weekend when a man picked up what he thought was a message in a bottle.
Italian News - May 6 An award winning Italian chef has become a chum of pampered dogs by devising cordon bleu “canine recipes”. Recipes so good that you could share them with your dog.
Italian News - May 6 A major anti-prostitution operation by Italian police has smashed an extensive and well-organised network of Chinese brothels in the northern city of Novara.
Italian News - May 6 A new Italian documentary tells the tale of a fourteenth-century galley resting at the bottom of Venice lagoon. The unique discovery was made in 2001.
Italian News - May 5 Among the most pressing orders of business for Europe's first "transgender" lawmaker may be fighting over which bathroom to use in the Italian parliament.
Italian News / Music - May 5 Umbria Jazz has unveiled a glittering line up for this year's edition of Europe's biggest jazz festival. The spotlight will be on jazz and blues guitarists.
Italian News - May 4 Biologists here have said the sighting of a huge, rare species of shark in the sea near the toe of Italy is both good and bad news for the environment.
Italian News - May 4 The 111th birthday of silent screen legend Rudolph Valentino will be marked with the presentation of this year's Magna Grecia Awards.
Italian News - May 3 A team from the Natural History Museum at Lerici have discovered Titanosaurus bones that could change the accepted picture of the huge leaf-eating beast.
Italian News - May 3 A huge Roman villa has been unveiled just outside Florence - the first ever in the tourist area and one of the biggest Roman farms ever discovered.
Italian News - May 2 Italian cars are winning prestigious roles in blockbuster movies. Niche sports carmaker Lamborghini is the company that is leading the Italian charge on Hollywood.
Italian News - May 2 Italy's Nobel-prizewinning leftwing Dario Fo is to follow theatre greats Pirandello and Eduardo De Filippo in receiving an honorary degree from Rome's La Sapienza.
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