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The Fondo Ambiente Italiano (FAI the Italian Environment Foundation) is to undertake funding the restoration of the city of L'Aquilas most famous monument, the Fountain of the Ninety-nine Spouts, damaged in the recent earthquake.

Posted on 30 Apr 2009 by Editor

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One of Italys most important astronomical parks, the Torre del Sole at Brembate di Sopra near Bergamo (Lombardy), is staging a programme of special events to mark International Year of Astronomy 2009.

Posted on 25 Apr 2009 by Editor

La Bibbia di San Paolo – Patrimonio Ediciones

A precious illuminated bible, commissioned by the Holy Roman Emperor Charles the Bald in 866, is on view for the first time in the Abbey of St. Paul Outside the Walls, Rome.

Posted on 20 Apr 2009 by Editor

The third festival of the Via Francigena, or French Road, that took medieval pilgrims from Canterbury to Rome and thence onwards to the Holy Land, is being celebrated in many of the towns and villages in Italy along the route between the 17 th to 19 th April.

Posted on 17 Apr 2009 by Editor

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The city of Genoa is having to cope with an invasion of some two hundred wild boars that trot into the outskirts in the evenings looking for food.

Posted on 12 Apr 2009 by Editor

Why Italian earthquake scientists were exonerated | Science | AAAS

The editor and staff of Italyupdate wish to offer all their sympathy and support to the people of the beautiful region of Abruzzo, who have been so badly hit by the earthquake around L'Aquila.

Normally, our website is dedicated to basically good news from Italy of cultural events, food and wine, new tourist attractions and exhibitions. However, an event of these tragic proportions cannot be passed over in silence. We can only bow our heads.

 

Signed: Julie Davidson, Harry Reid, Margaret Stenhouse, Antonio Rigillo

Posted on 08 Apr 2009 by Editor

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A terracotta bust, on show for the first time in an exhibition at the town of Impruneta, near Florence, is thought by experts to be a hitherto unknown work by Leonardo da Vinci.

Posted on 08 Apr 2009 by Editor

ITALY TOPS FOR GOURMET TOURISM

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Italy has confirmed its role as leader in the field of gastronomic tourism in Europe, according to a survey carried out by the BitLab observatory of incoming tourism to Italy, commissioned by Fiera Milano (Milan Expo). The survey, based on an analysis of 3,492 articles published in 100 newspapers and magazines in 20 European, American and Asian countries, made Italy a first choice destination for food and wine-loving travellers, ahead of Greece, Spain and France.

 

Posted on 05 Apr 2009 by Editor

 

Veronas city council has come up with a sure-win idea to help fill the town coffers. Romantically minded couples can now get married inside the house of the Capulet family and have their wedding photos shot on the balcony where Shakespeares ill-starred heroine Juliet conversed with Romeo......

Posted on 02 Apr 2009 by Editor

SCILLA: CORAL TREASURE

 

A forest of rare black coral, calculated to be composed of 300,000 colonies, has been discovered near the coast of Scilla, Calabria, during explorations of the sea floor by environmental scientists. The coral is located at a depth that varies from 50 to 110 metres and is considered to be the most extensive known colony in the world.

Posted on 28 Mar 2009 by Editor

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