Italian News

So, it’s probably not the stuff you’d find on the front page of the dailies in Italy, but it’s Italian news nonetheless.


Some Italian news for your Sunday reading pleasure: What’s going on in Italy lately? First we have the couple having sex in a cathedral confessional box, and now we’ve got a couple that got arrested after having sex in the street. Sometimes I’m a big fan of regulation, and in […]

Italian News Snippets: 07.20.08


Some Italian news for your Sunday reading pleasure: An Etruscan tomb has been discovered in Perugia, removing one thing from what I imagine is still a miles-long list of really cool stuff still underground in Italy. Do you have a spare €220,000 burning a hole in your designer pockets? Here […]

Italian News Snippets: 07.13.08


Some Italian news for your Sunday reading pleasure: World happiness studies indicate that people in Italy aren’t as happy as some of their European neighbors – Italy ranks only 45th in overall happiness, whereas Ireland is 6th. Britain comes in at 21st, the United States is 16th, France is 36th, […]

Italian News Snippets: 07.06.08




Some Italian news for your Sunday reading pleasure: If the idea of a “Pope Casanova” seems surprising to you (as it did to me), then check out this Times Online article about the young man’s entry into Rome before his more legendary days as a, well, a Casanova. Rick Steves […]

Italian News Snippets: 06.29.08





Some Italian news for your Sunday reading pleasure: Yay! After a disastrous start, the Italian soccer team has actually made it out of the first round at the Euro 2008 soccer tournament. They have to play Spain today, and it’s win or go home. Keep your fingers crossed… Well, you […]

Italian News Snippets: 06.22.08




Some Italian news for your Sunday reading pleasure: Remember the couple who was caught having oral sex in a cathedral confessional box? They’ve apologized to the archbishop, who accepted their apology. Tom Hanks is in Rome at the moment, filming “Angels & Demons,” the prequel to Dan Brown’s hit “The […]

Italian News Snippets: 06.15.08