Italy in Brief

Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Tue, 03/14/2023 - 12:35
Habemus podcast. On March 13, to mark the 10th anniversary of the pontificate, Vatican News aired a special 9-minute “Popecast” with Francis — born Jorge…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Fri, 03/10/2023 - 14:00
As part of a national initiative to promote reading among the Italian public, the Ligurian port city of Genoa has been named Italian Book Capital 2023 by the…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Thu, 03/09/2023 - 10:00
37-year-old Elly Schlein took home a surprise victory at last month’s primary for the new leadership of the struggling Partito Democratico (the center-left…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Wed, 02/22/2023 - 11:38
The first national museum dedicated to Enrico Caruso — the Neapolitan voice behind the best-known version of “‘O Sole Mio” — will open this summer, in the year…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Fri, 02/17/2023 - 10:14
Teatro alla Scala’s new streaming service is here, and it almost beats watching from the nosebleed seats. On Valentine’s Day 2023, the renowned Milan opera…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Wed, 02/15/2023 - 07:20
For the first time since the turn of the 20th century, the magnificent mosaics lining the cupola (dome) of the Romanesque-style Florence Baptistery are…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Mon, 02/06/2023 - 08:21
Italy’s longest-running and most anticipated music contest, the Sanremo Festival, will host its 73rd edition from February 7 to 11.  How the Sanremo Festival…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Fri, 01/27/2023 - 02:47
Culture authorities, stakeholders and press gathered in Rome earlier this week to celebrate the repatriation to Italy from the United States of 60 looted…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Wed, 01/18/2023 - 12:53
President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky will address viewers during the broadcast of the final night of the Sanremo Music Festival, Italy's highest-profile and…
Culture
by Italy Magazine Staff | Tue, 01/17/2023 - 12:20
Italian actress and postwar sex symbol Gina Lollobrigida died yesterday in Rome at the age of 95. Considered the epitome of Italian beauty during her heyday in…