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Politician apologizes for referring to Holocaust survivor by her Auschwitz number

By On January 6, 2022

ANSA MILAN – A local politician in Italy apologized for referring to a well-known Holocaust survivor Liliana Segre by her concentration camp tattoo number in a Facebook comment criticizing her support for… Read More

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‘Most important’ Italian dinosaur site found near Trieste

By On January 6, 2022

ANSAROME – Researchers say that they have found the “most important” Italian dinosaur fossil site, near the northeastern port city of Trieste. The site at Villaggio del Pescatore contains at least seven… Read More

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Visiting this winter? Bring ice skates

By On December 1, 2021

ANSA Winter sports in “sunny Italy” are not limited to the Alps. While snow is an extremely rare occurrence in Rome, Italian weather experts are forecasting a pretty nippy winter, especially considering… Read More

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Artist re-creates Trevi Fountain in miniature with 20,000 Legos

By On December 1, 2021

ANSA ROME – A Sardinian artisan has made a reproduction of Rome’s iconic Trevi Fountain out of Lego bricks. The author of the 20,000-brick work is Maurizio Lampis, president of the cultural… Read More

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Draghi credits vaccines in progress against COVID

By On October 31, 2021

Italian Premier Mario Draghi (seated) consults with Matteo Salvini during the summit. ANSA ROME – Premier Mario Draghi said that the end of the COVID-19 emergency was now within sight thanks to… Read More

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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