Monthly Archives: January 2016

Italian town of Ostana hails first baby in 28 years

Piedmont town which has seen population plummet hails new arrival as a “dream come true” Continue reading

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Fugitive mafia bosses arrested by Italian police after hiding in secret bunker

Giuseppe Ferraro and Giuseppe Crea arrested in dawn raid by anti-mafia police after being on the run for more than a decade Continue reading

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Italian town punishes tax cheats by banning their children from playgrounds

The move is designed to put pressure on 180 families who are dodging their taxes, says mayor Continue reading

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Anger in Italy after authorities cover up nude Roman statues of goddesses so as not to offend Iranian president

Hassan Rouhani is on a tour of Italy and France to drum up trade and diplomatic links after his country signed historic deal to limit its nuclear ambitions Continue reading

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Roasted Cauliflower With Lemon Parsley Dressing

Vegetables play an important part in our weekly menus which have me on a constant search for tasty new recipes. One of my favorite ways to prepare vegetables such as cauliflower, Brussels sprouts, and broccoli is to roast them. Roasting vegetab… Continue reading

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Italian policeman who clocked in for work in his underwear is sacked

Alberto Muraglia became unwitting symbol of Italy’s problem with absenteeism Continue reading

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Colourful carnival season begins in Venice

Venice has begun its carnival season with a large floatilla of colourful Venetian boats floating through its canals Continue reading

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Italy to restore historic 18th century prison located on tiny island in the Mediterranean

The jail on Santo Stefano was based on a design invented by British social theorist Jeremy Bentham Continue reading

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One in four mozzarella cheeses made from foreign milk products, Italy says

National farmers’ organisation sounds the alarm after more than three tons of foreign curds are seized in Puglia Continue reading

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Italy turns down request to send famous Palio horse race to UK for Queen’s 90th celebration

If the Queen wants to see the famous horse race, she should come to Siena, locals tell the longest-serving British monarch Continue reading

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Eggs In Purgatory With Spinach & Peppers

We have been making a concerted effort to eat a little lighter this year which includes incorporating more meatless meals into our weekly menu. This egg dish is one that I used to make for the family on weekends many years ago, but for some rea… Continue reading

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