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.


A woman took a dip recently – naked – in Rome’s Trevi Fountain. Her defense? “The water belongs to everyone and it was hot. What’s wrong (with taking a dip)?” Now she’s a bit more contrite, wishing people would just forget about her. Fat chance. Italy will begin taxing lap […]

Italian News Snippets: 05.04.07


Some Italian news for your Sunday reading pleasure: Italy ranks first among international vacation destinations for U.S. travelers for the 5th year in a row. Thankfully, you don’t have to speak Italian to understand this funny little video about telling time in Italy. What’s the secret? Why, it’s all about […]

Italian News Snippets: 01.06.08


Late Sunday night just before I was shutting down my computer I read the first reports of the Italy earthquake. At the time, the bulk of the news was coming in via Twitter, and the latest information had the epicenter in L’Aquila – about 60 miles east of Rome in […]

6.3 Magnitude Earthquake Hits Italy near Rome



I just learned from someone I follow on Twitter that a 5.4 magnitude earthquake hit southern Italy several hours ago (and since there’s basically no news about it online yet, I’m going to say that this is one more reason why Twitter is so incredibly wonderful – and if you’re […]

Magnitude 5.4 Earthquake in Southern Italy


Anyone familiar with Venice knows that the city has an issue with water. Its relationship with the water that surrounds it is complicated, and the fragility of this canal city is part of what makes it both endlessly romantic and in a constant state of peril. And now that winter […]

Venice Floods Hit Highest Levels Since 1986


Some news from Italy for your Sunday reading pleasure: The author of the book about the mafia – which has recently been made into a movie – is leaving Italy following threats on his life. Yet another Roman stadium has been excavated – well, it’s about half-excavated right now – […]

Italy News: 10.19.08








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