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: If you’re heading to Rome and you like dead people, check out the newly restored mausoleum underneath St. Peter’s Basilica. Want to win a trip to Europe? Think you’re pretty handy with a video camera? Then enter the Europe Travel Commission’s “You […]

Italian News Snippets: 05.25.08






Some Italian news for your Sunday reading pleasure: News Flash – all Eurofly flights from New York to Italy in May are only $499. Do not pass go, do not stop for lunch, just buy these tickets now! The last time Berlusconi was the PM, one of his cabinet ministers […]

Italian News Snippets: 05.18.08



Some Italian news for your Sunday reading pleasure: News Flash – all Eurofly flights from New York to Italy in May are only $499. Do not pass go, do not stop for lunch, just buy these tickets now! Italians are reportedly “among the top orgasmers” (is that really a word?) […]

Italian News Snippets: 05.11.08


Some Italian news for your Sunday reading pleasure: News Flash – all Eurofly flights from New York to Italy in May are only $499. Do not pass go, do not stop for lunch, just buy these tickets now! There’s another “36 Hours” series entry from the NY Times, and this […]

Italian News Snippets: 05.04.08


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



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