ROME SHOWS ITS DARK SIDE


 

Villa Medici, the French Academy in Rome, is showing an unusual side of Rome in its new exhibition “Roma dei Bassifondi” (Rome's Underworld).

28 Oct 2014 More

ROME: SAN PATRIGNANO EXHIBITS

 

In an exhibition in Rome between the 24th - 26th October, visitors can admire the craft products created by former drug addicts in the San Partignano recovery centre at Coriano, Rimini (Marche). The collection, entitled “Barrique, the Third Life of Wood”, is based on the re-use of old wine barrels from the San Patrignano Community wine cellar, converted and re-designed to make decorative articles and furniture.

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25 Oct 2014 More

LAND OF FIRE COMES CLEAN

 

Eight months of controlling and analysizing samples of earth from the so-called Terra dei Fuochi (Land of Fire) have produced surprising and encouraging results. The Casertano area north east of Naples, infamous as an illegal dumping ground controlled by the local Camorra criminal organization, is not as polluted as previously feared.


23 Oct 2014 More

MATERA EUROPEAN CULTURE CAPITAL 2019


 

Against stiff competition from five other Italian cities, Matera (Basilicata) has won the bid to become European Capital of Culture for 2019. The jury, composed of thirteen members (six Italians and 7 of other nationalities) selected the City of Stones by seven votes to six.

20 Oct 2014 More

CERVETERI SPHINX RECOVERED






Cerveteri (Lazio), famed for its unique Etruscan burial ground, received a special gift to mark its tenth anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage Site when Italy's special cultural heritage police  recovered the statue of a winged sphinx that had been stolen from the town museum in May 2014. The 160 kg sculpture, dating from the fourth century BC was hidden in a field, awaiting transportation abroad where it would have been sold on the illegal antiquities market.


16 Oct 2014 More

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