Italy in Brief

Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Mon, 12/11/2023 - 07:00
Archaeologists at Pompeii have uncovered a “prison-bakery” where enslaved people and donkeys were confined to grind grain for bread in harrowing conditions,…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Sat, 12/09/2023 - 07:00
Italian opera singing took its place on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity list earlier this week, just as Milan’s renowned Teatro alla Scala…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Wed, 12/06/2023 - 14:00
The 34th edition of Il Sole 24 Ore’s yearly Quality of Life Index, published earlier this week, crowned Udine the top city in Italy. It’s the first time the…
Culture
by Toni DeBella | Thu, 11/30/2023 - 13:00
In a victory that the sports press has dubbed the “Miracle of Málaga,” Italian tennis players broke a dry spell of nearly five decades to become the Davis Cup…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Mon, 11/20/2023 - 16:00
Le Cinque Terre (or Five Lands), a string of picturesque towns along the northern Ligurian coast, is known for its steep, terraced vineyards and olive groves,…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Thu, 11/16/2023 - 11:00
On November 12, residents of Ladispoli, a small community within the greater metropolitan area of Rome, were warned to stay indoors as an escaped circus lion…
Food & Drink
by Italy Magazine Staff | Mon, 11/13/2023 - 14:00
Italian food exports were up by 8% in the first eight months of 2023 and are on track to surpass 2022’s record-breaking value of €60.7 billion by the end of…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Tue, 11/07/2023 - 17:00
After a recreational diver spied some mysterious metallic remains off the northeastern coast of Sardinia, near the town of Arzachena, experts were called in…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Thu, 11/02/2023 - 18:40
Contemporary artist Michelangelo Pistoletto’s Venere degli Stracci (“Venus of the Rags”) will be re-installed in Piazza Municipio in Naples early next year, in…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Tue, 10/31/2023 - 16:30
On Monday, October 30 at 7.40am — exactly seven years after a magnitude 6.6 earthquake struck central Italy — the Basilica di San Benedetto in Norcia, a small…