Italian News



Some Italian news for your Sunday reading pleasure: After a couple was caught having sex in the Cesena cathedral’s confessional box, the cathedral had to be purified before it could be used again for normal services. Someone’s wishing they had a satellite navigation device for figuring out how to get […]

Italian News Snippets: 06.08.08





Some Italian news for your Sunday reading pleasure: I know I should eat less red meat, but when in Florence I can’t resist La Bistecca. And other fans will be happy to know the real thing (the “Fiorentina”) is on its way back to restaurant plates very soon. If you’re […]

Italian News Snippets: 04.27.08


Some Italian news for your Sunday reading pleasure: Lots of articles about the election results, and what they mean for Italy – including this one wondering whether Berlusconi can deliver what Italians want, and this one suggesting that Italy might be moving toward a two-party system. It’s nice to know […]

Italian News Snippets: 04.20.08



Some Italian news for your Sunday reading pleasure: It’s election day in Italy today! Well, the first of two (April 13-14). So, if you’re even vaguely curious about the Italian elections, you can read the party platforms and see who you might have voted for. Venice might be seriously expensive, […]

Italian News Snippets: 04.13.08


Some Italian news for your Sunday reading pleasure: Apparently the wine you drink can offer a clue to your sexual identity. Who knew? Say it isn’t so – are they really going to start charging for the Roman Forum? There are museums everywhere you look in Rome, and even some […]

Italian News Snippets: 04.06.08


I keep re-reading this article, and I still can’t stop shaking my head in disbelief: Italy’s Supreme Court has ruled that nepotism is an offence, despite the almost universally held belief that it is impossible to get a job in the country without a “raccomandazione” or friendly word, from a […]

Italian Supreme Court Rules Nepotism Illegal



Just a quick note to mention that if you’re in Italy right now, there may be an excuse not to splurge on the “upgrade” to buffalo mozzarella on that pizza you’re ordering: Over the past week, Italian authorities have searched dozens of buffalo dairies and seized milk samples for tests […]

Dioxin Found in Some Buffalo Mozzarella