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As Tourists Crowd Out Locals, Venice Faces 'Endangered' List

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.


When Cultural Heritage Is At Risk, Italy's Art Police Come To The Rescue

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.


Italian Police Recover Stolen Van Gogh Paintings

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."


Italy's 'Cultural Allowance' For Teens Aims To Educate, Counter Extremism

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.


'Tough Guy' Farmers Stand Up To Italian Mafia — And Win

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.


Mother Teresa, Now A Saint, Was Not Without Flaws

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.


Italian Fertility Campaign To Boost National Birth Rate Backfires

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.


Italian Coast Guard Rescues More Than 6,000 Migrants In Mediterranean

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.


Italian Quake Victims Question Who's To Blame For Buildings' Failure

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.


Migrants Help In Relief Effort After Deadly Earthquake In Italy

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.


In Rubble Of Quake-Hit Italian Towns, Rescuers Race To Find Survivors

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.


Powerful Earthquake Strikes Mountainous Region Of Central Italy

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.


Italian Hipsters Help Resettle Syrian Family In A Remote Village

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.


In New Neapolitan Novel, Fans Seek Clues About Mysterious Author's Past

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.


Italy, Land Of Pizza And Pasta, Is Gluten-Free Friendly

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 — ...


Phoenix Students Restore School To Reclaim Native American Identity

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.



Venice's Gondoliers Make Room For Wheelchairs

Saturday, May 16, 2015

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Italian Cheese Lovers Find Their Bovine Match Through 'Adopt A Cow'

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 ...


In The Italian Alps, Stradivari's Trees Live On

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 ...


An Old-School Entertainer, Making Jazz In The Present Tense

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.