SEEING STARS AT LA TORRE DEL SOLE

One of Italy’s 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.

25 Apr 2009 More

ROME: RARE CAROLINGIAN BIBLE ON VIEW

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.

20 Apr 2009 More

VIA FRANCIGENA - ANCIENT PILGRIM ROUTE TO ROME

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 ¿½ 19 th April.

17 Apr 2009 More

WILD BOARS BESEIGE GENOA

 

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.

12 Apr 2009 More

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 ¿½ 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

08 Apr 2009

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