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: Some artists in Milan have produced a collection of needlepoint and fabric vaginas (yes, you read that right) which appear to be wearable art. An added bonus of the original Italian post, besides being just the kind of quirkiness I needed today, […]

Italian News Snippets: 06.01.08





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 […]

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 […]

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