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: 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



Some Italian news for your Sunday reading pleasure: Ryanair isn’t the only low-cost airline that’s increasing their presence at Milan’s Malpensa airport – now easyJet will expand service at Malpensa over the next few years. You’ll remember my post about the Trevi Fountain’s waters running red? Well, there are some […]

Italian News Snippets: 10.28.07



Some Italian news for your Sunday reading pleasure: We’ve heard of the great Bernini because of his masterpieces of sculpture, but he was also a painter – and a new exhibit in Rome is showing off this lesser known side of Bernini’s artistic contributions to the world. The show at […]

Italian News Snippets: 10.21.07


Some Italian news for your Sunday reading pleasure: If you’re near the Pantheon in Rome and want to try out your Italian menu translator, Shelley’s got a tip on a lunchtime spot that’s definitely not for tourists. There’s a special Roman theater exhibit at Rome’s Colosseum right now, and it […]

Italian News Snippets: 10.07.07


Some Italian news for your Sunday reading pleasure: Here’s your warm fuzzy Italy story for the day: Rather than punishing a shoplifter, this Italian store owner organized other customers to make sure the elderly man didn’t have to steal the food he clearly couldn’t afford. Apparently Italian women still aren’t […]

Italian News Snippets: 09.30.07



Some Italian news for your Sunday reading pleasure: The coach of Catania’s soccer team might have been trying to teach his players how to kick arse, but he did it a bit too literally when he planted his foot in an opposing coach’s backside. Oops. He’s been banned for a […]

Italian News Snippets: 09.02.07