Italian News



Some Italian news for your Sunday reading pleasure: After a couple was caught having sex in the Cesena cathedral’s confessional box, the cathedral had to be purified before it could be used again for normal services. Someone’s wishing they had a satellite navigation device for figuring out how to get […]

Italian News Snippets: 06.08.08





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