NEW BRIDGE FOR VENICE

  

Venice’s public works councillor has announced plan to convert one of its most important bridges, the Ponte dell’Accademia, into a permanent structure. The present bridge is made of wood with iron supports and was only intended to be temporary, when it was first set up in 1933.

The Ponte dell’Accademia is situated outside the celebrated Accademia Gallery and is a popular viewing spot for tourists and photographers.

28 May 2008 More

PINTORICCHIO SHOW A HIT

 

A major exhibition of the works of 15th century Umbria artist Pintoricchio, marking the 550 th anniversary of his birth, is proving to be one of the most popular exhibitions in Italy this year.

21 May 2008 More

"MEDOLIVA" AREZZO

The best in olive oil will be on show at Arezzo (Tuscany) between the 17 th ¿½ 19 th May. The “Medoliva” Mediterranean Olive Fair is an international event with exhibitors from 16 counties participating,

16 May 2008 More

THE SARDINIAN CAVALCADE

 

The annual Sardinian Cavalcade at Sassari takes place on the 18th May this year. Over 3000 participants in splendid traditional ......

13 May 2008 More

ITALIAN CLONE GIVES BIRTH 

Italy’s answer to Dolly the sheep ¿½ Prometea, the world’s first cloned horse, recently gave birth to a healthy foal named Pegaso at the Cremona Laboratory of Reproduction Technology where she was born in 2003. Mother and baby are both doing very well, said researcher Cesare Galli, head of the team that created Prometea from cells taken from her mother. The animals belong to an ancient native Italian breed known as Aveglinese or Haflinger, from the Hafling valley in Alto Adige (South Tirole).

12 May 2008

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