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

CORIANDOLINE: CHILDREN'S TOWN

 

Coriandoline, a little “town” designed entirely by children near Correggio (Reggio Emilia), has now been officially inaugurated.

13 Mar 2009 More

PROSECCO SEEKS NATIONAL RECOGNITION

 

Italy’s ever more popular bubbly, Prosecco, is to apply for official recognition as a certified product of a particular area in the Veneto Region, in order to protect it from the many imitations springing up in countries such as the USA, Brazil, Australia, Austria, Chile and Romania.

09 Mar 2009 More

ITALY HONOURS DALAI LAMA

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Terzin Gyatso, the Dalai Lama, is now an honorary citizen of both Rome and Venice. The Tibetan spiritual leader was greeted with a standing ovation at Rome’s City Hall on Capitol Hill. Mayor Gianni Alemanno presented him with the symbol of Rome - a model of the ancient bronze sculpture of the wolf suckling the twins Romulus and Remus, legendary founders of the city.

Shortly afterwards, the honorary citizenship of Venice was also conferred on the Dalai Lama by Venetian mayor Massimo Cacciari in a special ceremony at Venice City Hall.   

 

07 Mar 2009

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