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Film director Sofia Coppola to make opera debut with production of La Traviata in Rome

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Sicilian mafia try to assassinate head of national park in night-time ambush

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Stolen Christopher Columbus letter, acquired by Library of Congress in the US, returned to Italy after trans-Atlantic investigation

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Italian regions battle over who invented tiramisu in long-running culinary clash

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Italian paramedic goes on trial accused of stealing Rolex from Sopranos actor James Gandolfini as he lay dying from a heart attack

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Human skeletons and 2,000-year-old barracks found during construction of metro line in Rome

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Italy’s Amalfi Coast under threat from land erosion as ‘flying’ lemon farmers dwindle

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Italian parliament gives gay unions the green light

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Venice gondoliers block city canals to protest ‘reckless’ speed boats terrorising their passengers 

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‘Sistine Chapel of the Early Middle Ages’ buried for a millennium by an earthquake reopens

Church of Santa Maria Antiqua lay undiscovered for more than 1,000 years after it was buried by rubble from an earthquake Continue reading

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Mysterious death of Italian banking executive to be re-examined amid murder claims

Prosecutors in Siena order body of David Rossi to be exhumed after family say he was killed for knowing too much about bank’s financial meltdown Continue reading

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