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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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Monumental figures of emperors and warriors etched onto embankments of Tiber in Rome

The project, based on an unusual technique, is the work of a South African artist, William Kentridge Continue reading

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Heiress to Italian fashion house Pucci faces manslaughter investigation

Prosecutors investigating whether tree, on estate owned by Pucci heiress, was diseased Continue reading

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Rome council workers accused of renting luxury flats to ‘friends’ for less than £10 per month

City council rented out flats overlooking Vatican and Colosseum for as little as £7.50 a month, investigators say


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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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Meet the British art director hoping to spark a revolution within Italy’s museums

James Bradburne runs the Pinacoteca di Brera in Milan and hopes to eliminate the inefficiency which pervades Italy’s galleries Continue reading

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Row over Italian town’s plans to build €150m 280ft statue in honour of Italian saint

The statue would be in honour of Padre Pio, one of Italy’s most popular saint, in an idea dreamed up by a patissier from the local area Continue reading

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Romans rise up to tackle squalor and decay in the eternal city

Beauty of Rome increasingly marred by graffiti, pot-holed roads, broken benches and overflowing bins 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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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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Rome’s roads ruined by endemic corruption

Police investigate council officials accused of taking bribes in return for letting contractors get away with shoddy work Continue reading

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