Italy in Brief

Culture
by editorial | Thu, 12/01/2022 - 11:55
It’s Verona’s “turn” for a little love from UNESCO: The city’s annual festival of street games, Tocatì — “it’s your turn” in local dialect — has been inscribed…
Culture
by editorial | Tue, 11/29/2022 - 14:37
A new free-access online database maps out more than 1,400 monuments, buildings, street signs and plaques that bear witness to Benito Mussolini’s fascist…
Life + Style
by editorial | Tue, 11/22/2022 - 07:26
Black Friday mania in Italy is taking a backseat to the bigger-picture mood: 90% of Italians are concerned about the rising cost of living, 79% about climate…
Food + Wine
by dreambook2011 | Fri, 11/18/2022 - 10:13
In survey results that are likely to surprise, well, no one, 73% or approximately three out of four Italians indicated that they have come across faux Made in…
Food + Wine
by editorial | Thu, 11/17/2022 - 09:30
As inflation-wary consumers face sticker shock at the supermarket and rates of food waste in Italy are on the rise, scientists have released timely research…
Food + Wine
by alexa.ahern | Mon, 11/14/2022 - 09:40
It’s been months since the alarm first sounded on the drought that’s been ongoing in Italy since late last year, causing the government to declare a state of…
Culture
by editorial | Fri, 11/11/2022 - 05:51
Transparent barriers erected around the perimeter of St. Mark’s Basilica in Venice are turning the tide against the city’s infamous acqua alta (high water).…
Life + Style
by dreambook2011 | Thu, 11/10/2022 - 06:34
Rome has long been recognized for its vibrant and gritty urban artworks. Full-fledged murals by internationally renowned artists co-exist with guerrilla-style…
Culture
by editorial | Wed, 11/09/2022 - 12:44
A team of archaeologists announced on Tuesday the discovery of more than two dozen bronze statues believed to date back some 2,300 years. The extraordinary…
Culture
by editorial | Wed, 11/02/2022 - 08:18
On this day in history — or rather, in dark and nebulously defined hours between November 1 and 2, 1975 — the polarizing Italian intellectual Pier Paolo…