Sylvia Poggioli

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Discovery of ancient bronze statues in Italy may rewrite Etruscan and Roman history

Saturday, December 03, 2022

The discoveries shed light on what the Italian Culture Ministry calls a "unique multicultural and multilingual haven of peace" between Etruscans and Romans at a time when they were mostly at war.


One Tuscan village uses wool-insulated cooking boxes to save on energy costs

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Rising energy prices in Europe have forced some Italians to turn to abandoned cooking methods. One Tuscan village is using wool to insulate cooking boxes that slow-cook food with less energy.


Italy has been a strong supporter of Ukraine — but that is starting to change

Thursday, November 10, 2022

Though Italy's new prime minister vows to continue the country's staunch support for Ukraine, much of the public is critical of Italian weapons deliveries and analysts say the government may waver.


Italy has been a staunch supporter of Ukraine — but that support could dwindle

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Italy has been a staunch supporter of Ukraine since Russia's invasion in February. But with high energy prices, inflation and a new government, there's concern that support might start to dwindle.


Italy says dozens of migrants stuck on a ship near its coast aren't welcome

Tuesday, November 08, 2022

Italy's new right-wing government is taking a harder line on migrants picked up by rescue boats in the Mediterranean — blocking men from leaving the ships.


Giorgia Meloni is Italy's first female prime minister

Tuesday, October 25, 2022

Giorgia Meloni was sworn in as Italy's first female prime minister. Her party's roots emerge from the ashes of Italy's fascist movement.


Support for Ukraine becomes the focus of Italy's politics

Saturday, October 22, 2022

A rift between Italy's new Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni and coalition member Silvio Berlusconi over his ties to Russia complicates her effort to reassure the West of her support for Ukraine.


Pope Benedict XVI apologizes for handling of sexual abuse cases but denies wrongdoing

Wednesday, February 09, 2022

A report on sex abuse in the German Catholic Church faulted former Pope Benedict's handling of four cases. Benedict acknowledged the abuses under his watch but denied any wrongdoing.


An epic inheritance fight will soon cost a Texas-born princess her 16th century villa

Monday, January 17, 2022

After years of legal wrangling, the sprawling Roman villa filled with masterpieces from antiquity to the Renaissance will hit the auction block Tuesday with a starting price of $534 million.


Pope Francis gives an early Christmas Eve homily with a pointed message on humility

Saturday, December 25, 2021

Pope Francis celebrated Christmas Eve Mass in St. Peter's Basilica as COVID-19 infections surge in Italy.


Paolo Sorrentino's new film 'The Hand of God' is based on his adolescence in Naples

Friday, December 03, 2021

Italian film director Paolo Sorrentino discusses his new film The Hand of God, which opens in U.S. theaters Dec. 3. It's about the tragedy he experienced as a teen and the escape he found in cinema.


A public mental health model in Italy earns global praise. Now it faces its demise

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Trieste has a reputed approach to bringing people with mental illnesses out of hospitals and into the community. Now the region's hard-right politicians are breaking the system apart.


Italian prime minister: multilateralism is the answer to COVID pandemic

Saturday, October 30, 2021

It was a busy day at the G20 Summit, as leaders from the world's 20 wealthiest countries met in Rome, Italy for their first in-person gathering after nearly two years of coronavirus lockdowns.


Biden continues the tradition of U.S. presidents meeting with the pope

Friday, October 29, 2021

President Biden is beginning his European trip by meeting with Pope Francis at the Vatican. These two leaders know each other quite well, and share many of the same concerns.


Italian demonstrators flock to Rome for anti-fascist protest

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Following violent neo-fascist protests earlier this week, Italy's largest labor federation is holding a rally Saturday to condemn the far-right.


Thousands gather in Italy to celebrate the Barcolana Regatta

Saturday, October 16, 2021

One of the world's largest regattas, the Barcolana in Trieste, Italy, held its 69th race this week. It is a time to celebrate the good life.


Italy's New COVID Vaccine Mandate Is One Of The Strictest In The World

Friday, September 24, 2021

Italy is imposing one of the most strict COVID vaccine mandates in the world starting next month by requiring workers in public or private jobs to show proof of vaccination or lose pay.


Italy Is Making COVID-19 Health Passes Mandatory For All Workers

Friday, September 17, 2021

The "green pass" will show whether a person has been vaccinated, recently recovered from COVID, or tested negative for the virus. Workers failing to present a pass will be suspended without pay.


A Once-Forgotten Port Of Italy Is Alive With A Diverse Cultural And Literary Legacy

Friday, July 30, 2021

Overshadowed by nearby Venice, the lesser-known city of Trieste is one of Italy's great destinations and once the stomping ground of great writers like James Joyce.


A Landmark Fraud And Corruption Trial Opens At The Vatican

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Vatican prosecutors accuse a once-powerful cardinal, as well as nine other people, with defrauding the Holy See of millions of dollars. Their trial started this week after a two-year investigation.