VERONA PROMOTES JULIET WEDDINGS

 

 

Verona’s 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 Shakespeare’s ill-starred heroine Juliet conversed with Romeo......

02 Apr 2009 More

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.

28 Mar 2009

BARBIE CHOOSES FIAT 500

The world’s most famous doll, Barbie, who celebrates her 50 th birthday this year, has chosen one of Italy’s most famous cars - the Fiat 500 ¿½ to be her official conveyance during the year-long anniversary celebrations.

24 Mar 2009 More

SLOWLY DOES IT

 

The 3 rd World Slow Day, invented by a stressed Italian manager, has now spread outside Italy’s borders and was celebrated last week in various countries.

21 Mar 2009 More

LAZIO REOPENS WWF RESERVE

 

“Il Monumento Naturale di Piano Sant’Angelo”, a nature reserve run by the World Wildlife Fund, has now reopened, thanks to funding received from the Lazio regional government. The reserve, which lies between the towns of Corchiano and Gallese, near Viterbo in northern Lazio, is noted for its unusual and dramatic landscape, with deep canyons ¿½ refuge for a wide variety of wildlife - and for its archaeological remains dating back to the ancient race of Falisci, that include an aqueduct and a series of rock tombs.

16 Mar 2009

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