Italy in Brief

Culture
by Laurence Connell | Sat, 10/28/2023 - 13:30
The 44-year-old Italian writer and commentator Roberto Saviano is used to having powerful enemies. Over the course of a career spent exposing organized crime…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Fri, 10/20/2023 - 07:01
A mural entitled Migrant Child — one of only two works by the English graffitist Banksy in Italy — has been slated for restoration and safeguarding, the…
Food & Drink
by Italy Magazine Staff | Tue, 10/17/2023 - 15:50
Osteria Francescana in Modena (Emilia-Romagna) and Reale in Castel di Sangro (Abruzzo) have just been named the top restaurants in Italy by the 2024 guide from…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Fri, 10/13/2023 - 07:08
To mark the 100-year anniversary of the birth of Italo Calvino, which lands on October 15, 2023, the Scuderie del Quirinale in Rome is hosting the exhibition “…
Travel
by Italy Magazine Staff | Wed, 10/11/2023 - 02:00
Citing a housing crisis that’s leaving local residents without places to live, Florence’s city government recently approved a bylaw that will ban all new short…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Wed, 09/27/2023 - 07:45
President Emeritus of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, died at a clinic in Rome on Saturday, September 22, at 98. The announcement of his death came…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Thu, 09/21/2023 - 12:57
Last week, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, the World Heritage Committee — the United Nations’ regulatory body for culture — announced it would not add Venice and its…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Thu, 09/14/2023 - 13:00
Ahead of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, Siena’s synagogue has announced an ambitious restoration effort to undo earthquake damage that destabilized its…
Travel
by Italy Magazine Staff | Tue, 09/12/2023 - 10:02
Low-cost carrier Ryanair announced an 8% reduction in flights to and from the Italian island of Sardinia this winter, with similar changes in the pipeline for…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Wed, 09/06/2023 - 14:25
Many cities and countries have banned texting while driving, but comparatively little’s been done about texting and strolling — and the very real risk of…