Ten Photographs of Autumn Colours in Abruzzo
Considering an autumn trip to Italy? These photos of the Abruzzo region in the fall may make you want to spend your whole trip in this region.
Berlusconi case puts harsh spotlight on politician and celebrity Nicole Minetti
Another young showgirl-turned-politician will find out in a couple of months whether she'll be charged with arranging prostitutes (including one who was underage) for Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. She is (not surprisingly) a member of Berlusconi's party – he "discovered" the former dental hygienist when he was in the hospital having his teeth repaired after he was hit in the face in Milan with the miniature Duomo. (via @newsfromitaly on Twitter)
Alghero Morning Time Lapse on Vimeo
This is a lovely snippet of early morning life in a Sardinian beach town. I love watching the umbrellas being opened row by row! (via @italofileblog on Twitter)
Saturday Scene: Rome at Night
I love the nighttime photos of Rome in this post! So gorgeous…
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The Wonders of Scuba Diving in Sardinia
Interested in a diving holiday in Italy? Consider Sardinia.
9 Million Italians Take Pets on Summer Holiday
This makes me happy, but I also know that there's an alarming counter-story about the number of pets that get abandoned when Italians leave for their month-long holiday each year…
Submit Stories and Images to Tell the Story of Jewish Italy
A European Jewish cultural organization is asking for help in chronicling "Jewish contributions to Italian society." They're looking for documents, photographs, stories, etc. to help tell the story of Jews in Italy.
Tuscan Friars Pray Diarrhoea Upon Bible Thief
What do you do when someone keeps coming into your church and stealing the bibles? Why, you pray that the thief gets a horrible case of diarrhea, of course.
Tuscan Mayor Awards Man for 75 Years of Vacationing in Small Town
An 82-year-old Italian man has been visiting the same town every single year for the past 75 years during his holidays – so the mayor gave him an award for his "faithfulness."
Serie A strike likely to go ahead
As of Wednesday the 24th it appears that the Serie A season won't start this weekend as scheduled due to a player strike. I hope it gets cleared up before Saturday, but the same issue has been at the heart of two other (postponed) strikes since sometime in 2010, so I imagine a strike's gonna happen at some point…
Una Lettera aperta al popolo meraviglioso d’Italia (An Open Letter to the Wonderful People of Italy)
This is a letter of apology to Italy for this season of Jersey Shore… It's sweet & funny, & would be funnier if not for the fact that the whole Jersey Shore in Italy thing makes most of us want to cry…