Italian News Snippets: 03.25.07


Italian-News-Snippets-03.25.07

A few newsy tidbits for your Sunday afternoon reading:

  • Italy is surprised by negative reactions to hostage exchange, and recent hostage Mastrogiacomo won’t go back to Afghanistan – he recounts his ordeal here

  • Leonardo’s “Annunciation” visits Japan to debut new art preservation methods
  • The Uffizi Gallery in Florence will be increasing security after a journalist got a knife into the museum
  • The exterior of Florence’s Duomo is undergoing a close inspection to see what on the ornate facade needs repair
  • World’s oldest perfumes discovered on Cyprus by Italian archaeologists
  • A villa in historic Pompeii has been vandalized
  • Italian woman thought dead, turns out she’s very much alive
  • Sicily’s Baroque Noto Cathedral to reopen after ten years of restoration

Photo by: Amigos de João Paulo II

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