MAYO PALACE SILVER COLLECTION ON DISPLAY



163 rare examples of antique European silversmithing art are on display at the Palazzo d´¿½ Mayo  in Chieti (Abruzzo) after a long research and restoration process carried out by the Fondazione Carichieti. 
 

03 Jun 2012 More

MSC DIVINA BREASTS THE WAVES



The latest luxury liner to join the MSC fleet, the MSC Divina, baptized in Marseilles on the 26 May,  is dedicated to Italian film idol, Sofia Loren. The ship, which can accommodate 4,363 guests, has 16 decks named after Ancient Greek gods and goddesses.

31 May 2012 More

BERGAMO CLAIMS MANZU'



The city of Bergamo is petitioning for the return of one of its most famous sons, the Italian sculptor, Giacomo Manz´¿½. Manz´¿½, whose works include the monument to the “Partigiano” (“Partesan Fighter”) at Bergamo and the “Doors of Death” in St. Peter's basilica, Rome, lived and worked for the last thirty years of his life at the historic town of Ardea, some 30 kms from Rome. He was buried in the park surrounding his studio in 1992, where there is also a museum dedicated to his work.

28 May 2012 More

SLOW FOOD DAY



The second edition of Italian Slow Food Day will be celebrated on the 26 May 2012, with 300 piazzas, markets, streets and gardens all over Italy displaying and selling local seasonal produce.

25 May 2012 More

DEATH OF ROME'S FAMOUS PINES



Recent checkups by tree doctors have revealed the sad fact that 105 of the venerable umbrella pine trees in Rome's Villa Borghese park, celebrated in Italian composer Ottorino Respighi's symphonic “Roman Trilogy”, are fatally ill.

23 May 2012 More

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