NEW LEONARDO FOUND IN ATTIC

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A terracotta bust, on show for the first time in an exhibition at the town of Impruneta, near Florence, is thought by experts to be a hitherto unknown work by Leonardo da Vinci.

08 Apr 2009 More

ITALY TOPS FOR GOURMET TOURISM

 

Italy has confirmed its role as leader in the field of gastronomic tourism in Europe, according to a survey carried out by the BitLab observatory of incoming tourism to Italy, commissioned by Fiera Milano (Milan Expo). The survey, based on an analysis of 3,492 articles published in 100 newspapers and magazines in 20 European, American and Asian countries, made Italy a first choice destination for food and wine-loving travellers, ahead of Greece, Spain and France.

05 Apr 2009

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

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