Italy in Brief

Culture
by Tatjana Dordevic | Wed, 07/05/2023 - 13:00
Described as the longest and most challenging professional sporting event in the world, The Ocean Race concluded just a few days ago in Genoa. Why was the…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Sat, 07/01/2023 - 09:30
Ongoing excavation activities among the ruins around the Regio IX district of the ancient city of Pompeii may have hit pizza pay-dirt.  A fresco dating back 2…
Culture
by Alexa Ahern | Mon, 06/12/2023 - 15:20
Silvio Berlusconi once called himself the “Jesus Christ of politics.” It seemed he never cared much about weighing his words as a public figure. But actually,…
Culture
by Alexa Ahern | Fri, 05/19/2023 - 14:15
Emilia-Romagna and parts of Le Marche have been submerged in devastating floods over the past week. Highways are now rivers, fields of crops are lakes and many…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Thu, 05/18/2023 - 12:30
Archaeologists uncovered a pair of skeletons during recent excavations and security work on the Insula of the Chaste Lovers, a section of the ancient city of…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Wed, 05/10/2023 - 02:29
The Eurovision Song Contest is one of the world’s most watched non-sporting events and among the largest music competitions on the planet. This year’s warbling…
Culture
by Toni DeBella | Mon, 04/24/2023 - 06:06
The screenplay synopsis practically writes itself: US-born widow of an Italian prince (or something like one) finds herself at the center of a battle over the…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Wed, 04/19/2023 - 13:05
We see it time and time again in Italy: A run-of-the-mill restoration gets underway, only to be interrupted by the discovery of new artworks and artifacts.…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Mon, 04/17/2023 - 10:51
The United States has the Oscars; Britain owns the BAFTAs. But how much do you know about Italy’s “Davids”?  On Wednesday, May 10, the 68th edition of the…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Wed, 04/05/2023 - 03:40
Agrigento, a hilltop city on the southwestern coast of Sicily, has been crowned Italy’s Capital of Culture for the 2025 calendar year.  The much-anticipated…