Italian News Snippets: 03.31.07


Some Italian news to get you through the weekend:

  • The largest whale fossil ever recovered in Italy was found recently in a Brunello vineyard
  • Italian researchers tell us what different emotions dogs express with their tails
  • Italy has some experience with hostages being killed when the government didn’t negotiate – former Italian Prime Minister Aldo Moro was killed in 1978 by his abductors

  • Smog is more than just an annoyance – it’s damaging Italy’s historic buildings
  • Look out Tuscany, Skid Row and Sebastian Bach are coming back in July



  • Mourners in Calabria march on Remembrance Day in honor of Mafia victims
  • Thanks to new labelling, consumers know if they’re buying Italian tomatoes or Chinese tomatoes
  • Here’s a new Italy arts guide with some of the country’s Spring exhibits
  • Venice’s film festival is set to honor Tim Burton this year
  • As if Italian food wasn’t good enough already, they’re looking East for ways to improve

Photo by: Francesco

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