Monthly Archives: November 2015

Vatican in row with residents over cobbled streets

Row has broken out between the Vatican and residents living in the city-state over the centuries-old cobbles that line the streets and which the Holy See wants to cover with asphalt Continue reading

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Italy’s ‘king of pasta’ injured in drive-by shooting

Ciro Moccia, the owner of one of Italy’s mot famous pastamakers, shot and injured in attack possibly linked to his refusal to pay protection money Continue reading

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Beet & Potato Gnocchi With Kale Pesto

Gnocchi has always been one of my favorite foods, and although I prefer to make ricotta gnocchi at home for ease of preparation and lightness, I love any well-made gnocchi. I decided to tackle potato gnocchi a couple of weeks ago and wanted to … Continue reading

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Italians outraged after headmaster scraps Christmas carol concert following Paris attacks

Principal says he did not want to cause offence to non-Christian pupils by organising a winter concert instead of a Christmas-related one Continue reading

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Man scales Colosseum to protest Rome Holy Year crackdown

A man has climbed onto an outside ledge of Rome’s Colosseum and shouted in protest at a new decree restricting sightseeing tours and rickshaw rides Continue reading

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Rome cracks down on fake centurions who charge tourists exorbitant sums for photographs

The costumed touts intimidate and hustle tourists at the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps and other prime attractions around the capital Continue reading

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Road workers discover 2,000-year-old Roman villa

Routine operation leads to chance discovery on Esquiline Hill, one of the seven hills on which the imperial capital was built Continue reading

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Vatican puts journalists on trial despite criticism from rights groups

Decision to put two journalists on trial – for the first time in the history of the Holy See – criticised by rights groups Continue reading

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Rome unveils new weapon against starling hordes that leave city coated in guano

Authorities hope that a crack team of hawks will be able to scare the birds away Continue reading

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Vatican puts journalists on trial over leaked documents

Trial to start on Tuesday after journalists involved accuse the Holy See of trying to gag press freedom Continue reading

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Pear, Dark Chocolate, & Walnut Loaf

Pear, Dark Chocolate, & Walnut Loaf

Life has finally settled down a bit after our fairly chaotic past month. My arm is still in a cast after breaking my wrist and will be for another few weeks.  I can now use the fingers on my casted arm however, so I am getting around the kitchen much easier. Although I will always […] Continue reading

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