Monthly Archives: December 2015

Italy’s most celebrated goalkeeper makes crucial save – of a struggling company

Gigi Buffon invested millions in Zucchi, one of Europe’s biggest textile manufacturers, despite its economic difficulties Continue reading

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Scientists in Italy rediscover snake that was used by ancient Greeks as a weapon of war

Greek navy would hurl snakes such as the Javelin Sand Boa at enemy ships, experts say Continue reading

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Sophisticated art thieves network operating at Rome airport uncovered

The gang is made up of cleaning staff and ground crew who colluded to heist valuable paintings at Rome’s Fiumicino airport Continue reading

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Rome doctors report 30 percent rise in appointments as pollution levels soar

Italian capital is one of a number of cities restricting car use to tackle smog but readings show pollution remains above safe levels Continue reading

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The Leopard author Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s palatial home restored to its glory days

The palatial white stone building in Palermo that inspired classic Italian novel has been restored to its 19th century glory and is available for rent Continue reading

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Going the whole hog: Pasqualina, the domesticated wild boar, in pictures

A caring couple gave a hog a home after finding it desperate, undernourished, and close to death in the woods. Now the 100lb wild boar gallivants freely around their house Continue reading

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Italians lose appetite for healthy Mediterranean diet

Fears of obesity epidemic as Italians turn away from vegetables and fish in favour of red meat and dairy produce Continue reading

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A top Italian women’s football team will disband after a series of mafia-style threats

Sporting Locri, currently in fourth place in the top league in the country, will close after its team president’s child was threatened Continue reading

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Worldwide campaign to save picturesque Italian hilltop village from collapse

Civita di Bagnoregio, visited by 600,000 tourists a year, has a permanent population of fewer than 10, as the volcanic tufa on which it was built slowly crumbles away Continue reading

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A 2,000-year-old ancient Roman laundromat open to public for first time

An ancient dry cleaner’s where ancient Romans brought their tunics to be dyed and washed is among six newly restored buildings in Pompeii to be opened to the public Continue reading

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Mafia suspect arrested 32 years after murder of Italian judge

Suspect arrested thanks to a sting operation combining an anonymous letter with wiretaps Continue reading

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