Italy Travel News 07/01/2011

  • Monti, Rome’s Quiet Treasure

    The Monti neighborhood of Rome is profiled in this NY Times article. (via @italofileblog & @davidfarley on Twitter)

  • Italian firm’s women-only job cull inflames gender controversy

    This quote from the company kind of says it all: "We are firing the women so they can stay at home and look after the children. In any case, what they bring in is a second income." Yes, I'm thoroughly pissed off by that statement. You? (via @michellefabio on Twitter)

  • Rome’s most mysterious places

    This list includes one of my favorite places in Rome – the Cappuchin Crypt.

  • Turin: City of Chocolate (and Hazelnuts)


    My newest post for Under the Tuscan Gun is about the city that gave us the fabulous flavor combination that is chocolate-hazelnut: Turin.

  • 5 surprisingly raunchy destinations in Europe

    The inclusion of Casanova's Venice to this list isn't surprising – but the Vatican? Yep. There's "a bathroom in the papal apartments painted with erotic images by the Renaissance master Raphael." 'Nuff said. (via @WalksofItaly on Twitter)

  • How to Stay Safe While Studying Abroad in Italy

    This is geared toward women doing a study abroad program in Italy by themselves, & there's some good overall information here about staying safe in Italy.

  • In Italy, a Toast to American Breakfasts

    I love knowing that even in Italy, American breakfasts are revered! (via @italofileblog on Twitter)

  • Top court permits marijuana on balcony

    I kind of can't believe the top court in the same country that houses Vatican HQ has just ruled that Italians can grow pot on their balconies because the small amounts they could grow on balconies "could cause no harm." (via @melanierenzulli on Twitter)

  • Lombard sites make UNESCO list

    Italy already boasts more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country – and now there are more.