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Former mining center now a tourist attraction in Sardinia

By On October 1, 2021

ANSA The mining industry in Sardinia, Italy, was booming in the early 20th century, as European nations looked to reconstruct from the damage of World War I. But, Sardinians faced myriad logistical… Read More

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Island of Capri hosts ‘Song of Sirens’ festival

By On September 1, 2021

ANSA NAPLES – This month from Sept. 10 to Sept 20, the island of Capri will host an interna-tional festival of theatre, music and the visual arts, titled ‘Il Canto delle Sirene’… Read More

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Italy edges England in Euro 2020 soccer finals

By On August 1, 2021

ANSA LONDON – Two soccer-mad nations faced each other, and one blinked. Italy bested England in the final of the Euro 2020 soccer tournament. The winner was determined by a penalty-kick shootout… Read More

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An emotional farewell to TV great Raffaella Carrà

By On August 1, 2021

ANSA ROME – There were emotional scenes on July 9 as famous faces and ordinary folk said farewell to Raffaella Carrà at the funeral of the Italian TV icon and entertainment legend,… Read More

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Fiat’s Lingotto roof track to be huge hanging garden

By On July 6, 2021

ANSA ROME – The famous test track on the roof of Turin’s Lingotto building, the home of a former Fiat factory, is going to be turned in Europe’s biggest hanging garden. The… Read More

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All acquitted in collapse of bell tower during 2016 quake

By On July 1, 2021

ANSA ROME – All seven defendants have been acquitted in the August 2016 collapse of a bell tower in the quake-hit Lazio village of Accumoli that killed a family of four. The… Read More

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30 percent of Italian families involved with horses for work, sport or hobby, study finds

By On June 1, 2021

ANSA VERONA – The age-old passion for horses grips some 30 percent of Italian families, with a total of 3.2 million participants, according to a study by Fieracavalli-Nomisma on the occasion of… Read More

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Calabrian resort Tropea wins coveted tourism award

By On May 30, 2021

ANSA TROPEA – The famed Calabrian seaside resort of Tropea has been named “Borgo dei Borghi” for 2021 in an award given each year by Rai3 state broadcasting channel. The resort, nicknamed… Read More

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75th anniversary of falling of the monarchy draws near

By On May 1, 2021

Vittorio Emanuele di Savoia and his wife Marina Doria. ANSAOn June 2, Italy will celebrate the 75th anniversary of the founding of the Republic of Italy, ending the 85 years as a… Read More

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Mattarella honors 28 young people for COVID heroism

By On April 1, 2021

ANSA ROME – President Sergio Mattarella has honored 28 young people for their civic bravery last year, naming them“Ensigns of the Republic.” The 28 “distinguished themselves for their commitment and their brave… Read More