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Italy Travel News 04/30/2010

Flashmob Circles the Colosseum The city of Rome had a birthday last week, and to celebrate a flashmob gathered to give the Colosseum a "hug." Very cute. Meeting boys on Italian trains I enjoyed this short vignette – both for the amusement of the girls knowing what the boys were […]

Italy Travel News 04/28/2010

Brothel raid in Florence Police raiding a brothel in Florence got a bit of a surprise when they found the women to be not what they were expecting. It turned out to be two women in their 60s and one in her late 40s, one of whom was just trying […]

Italy Travel News 04/23/2010

Weird Food From Italy There's plenty of odd food to be found in Italy – it's certainly not all pizza and pasta! Here are some of Italy's stranger culinary offerings. Italy’s economy to grow by 0.5 percent Some stories – like this one – seem to be indicating that Italy's […]

English Translation of “Domani 21/04/09,” Abruzzo Earthquake Benefit Song

The one-year anniversary of the earthquake that devastated L’Aquila in Abruzzo was earlier this month on April 6th, and today marks the one-year anniversary of the recording of a song that served as a fundraiser for earthquake relief. “Domani 21/04/09” came out while I was in Milan last year, and […]

Italy Travel News 04/20/2010

Thirteen things you can do to start tracing your Italian ancestry If you've got Italian ancestors, this is a handy list of things you can do to start the search for their records in Italy. It's especially useful if you're hoping to get dual citizenship. Attorneys file appeal of Knox […]

Italy Travel News 04/19/2010

Italy’s troubled economy: Still tottering Greece's economic straits are all over the news lately, but Italy's economy isn't in a much rosier position. Berlusconi vows to free Italy of tax “oppression” I can totally get behind the idea of wanting to reduce the amount of bureaucracy and red tape in […]