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Friday, November 25, 2016
Two years ago, UNESCO gave Venice and Italy a deadline to figure out a way to manage the harmful effects of tourism or risk being placed on a World Heritage in Danger list. The deadline has passed.
Saturday, October 22, 2016
Over the decades, they've tracked down looted paintings and manuscripts, and rescued artwork after natural disasters. These days, they're salvaging centuries-old works in Italy's Amatrice quake zone.
Friday, September 30, 2016
Anti-mafia police in Naples, Italy, recovered two priceless Van Gogh paintings stolen from a museum in Amsterdam in 2002. The museum reported the find on its website and says the paintings are in "relatively good condition."
Tuesday, September 27, 2016
Italy is giving 500 euros to every 18-year-old to spend on theater, music, books or other cultural events. The money is aimed at educating native-born Italians and assimilating immigrants.
Saturday, September 10, 2016
A crime syndicate reaps billions working out of its base in Italy's Calabria region. But local farmers have found a way to resist the mob's extortion rackets.
Sunday, September 04, 2016
Pope Francis canonized Mother Teresa Sunday. The nun was praised for her work helping the poor in India. But critics say she only provided minimal assistance.
Thursday, September 01, 2016
Ahead of a government declared "fertility day" on Sept. 22, Italy launched a campaign to spur women to have more babies to counter a plummeting population. But the effort backfired with women calling the messages sexist and offensive.
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Italy's coast guard rescued more than 6,000 migrants from scores of boats in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya Tuesday. It was one of the largest rescues in a single day this year.
Monday, August 29, 2016
The law in Italy provides primary homeowners special funds to make dwellings safer in the event of a quake. But it doesn't apply to second homes. The majority of homes in Amatrice were second homes.
Sunday, August 28, 2016
Volunteers are helping respond to an earthquake in central Italy. Many of them are migrants from Africa, who came seeking asylum. Even in the relief effort, their presence in Italy is controversial.
Friday, August 26, 2016
Many hill towns in central Italy were reduced to rubble by this week's powerful earthquake. Many devastated communities are difficult to reach, and the exact number of missing persons isn't known.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
A powerful earthquake struck the mountainous region of central Italy, killing scores and injuring many more. The temblor also destroyed historic mountain towns, whose residents fear their cultural heritage has been wiped out.
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Caught up in the plight of Syrian refugees, Italian hipsters went to live in a refugee camp in Lebanon. With the help of church groups, they resettled a Syrian family in a remote Italian village.
Tuesday, September 01, 2015
Elena Ferrante is the pen name of an anonymous Italian author. Very little is known about her, but Ferrante's books — widely believed to be a thinly veiled autobiography — have achieved cult status.
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Molten mozzarella, cherry tomatoes and yeast are the aromas that punctuate summer in Rome.
On a recent day, 7-year-old Filippo Virgo has a hankering for pizza — a classic of the Eternal City.
The problem is that Filippo has celiac disease. This means he gets sick from eating gluten — ...
Saturday, June 27, 2015
From 1891 until 1990, just shy of a century, Phoenix Indian School boarded students from Navajo, Apache and other tribes across the Southwest.
Patty Talahongva is a Hopi who went to Phoenix Indian until 1979. By then, attendance was voluntary. That wasn't the case for generations of students before her.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
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Sunday, March 01, 2015
Foodies have long savored the cheeses of the Italian Alps. Dairy farmers still make it by hand, but unless you live in the region or can travel there, you'll have a hard time getting your hands on it. Much of this precious cheese isn't exported.
As you might imagine, this ...
Saturday, December 06, 2014
Antonio Stradivari, the master violin maker whose instruments sell for millions of dollars today, has been dead for nearly three centuries. Only 650 of his instruments are estimated to survive.
But the forest where the luthier got his lumber is alive and well. And thanks to the surprising teamwork of ...
Thursday, September 04, 2014
One of Europe's biggest jazz stars, pianist Stefano Bollani is also a TV personality, a published author and, his friends attest, a skilled impressionist.