Articles for the Italy Category


Naples

Naple’s remarkable bay

Naple’s remarkable bay

By WAYNE JOHNSON The Bay of Naples is where glamour, history and culture come together, and there’s even a hint of danger to the place. FROM ancient times, the Bay of Naples has attracted visitors and residents with its warm climate, passionate people and epic coastline. Today, people still flock here, to sites such as […]

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Pompeii

Rain blamed for Pompeii collapses

Rain blamed for Pompeii collapses

By Rachael Brown Another two walls have collapsed in Italy’s ancient city of Pompeii. Officials at the city, which was buried in a volcanic eruption in 79AD, say heavy rain is eroding what is left of the ancient Roman site. There have been two incidents of walls collapsing this week, but officials say the walls […]

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Pompeii

Another collapse at Pompeii

Another collapse at Pompeii

NAPLES, Italy, Nov. 30 (UPI) — Heritage and art experts in Italy said they are assessing the damage to one of Pompeii’s best-known houses, the House of the Moralist. A dry stone wall in the garden of the house collapsed Tuesday, raising new concerns about the state of the world heritage site, the Italian news […]

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Pompeii

Who will pay for Pompeii?

Who will pay for Pompeii?

As another disaster strikes the ancient city, Mary Beard argues that such sites are far too costly for any one country to maintain By Mary Beard 7:00AM GMT 14 Nov 2010 The latest disaster to hit Pompeii was not a particularly serious one by the standards of that unfortunate city – battered by an earthquake […]

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Pompeii

Pompeii collapse prompts charges of official neglect

Pompeii collapse prompts charges of official neglect

By Philip Pullella, REUTERS ROME – Archaeologists, commentators and opposition politicians accused Italy’s government of neglect and mismanagement on Sunday over the collapse of the 2,000-year-old “House of the Gladiators””in the ruins of ancient Pompeii. Some commentators said the UNESCO World Heritage site should be privatised and removed from state control because the government had […]

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Italy

Emilia Romagna: a rich bounty

Emilia Romagna: a rich bounty

From Bologna to Rimini, Emilia Romagna is an Italian region with art, history and fine food in great abundance. In alluring Emilia Romagna, you can combine a gourmet holiday with a feast of culture and history. And autumn and winter are ideal times to spend a day discovering wonderful art treasures, then settle down to […]

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Verona

City of star-crossed lovers

City of star-crossed lovers

Swapnil Gunjal, Hindustan Times Verona is not as famous as other Italian towns like Rome, Florence or Venice. But this town is the site of the most famous love story of all time. William Shakespeare immortalised the town in his famous novel, Romeo Montecchi e Giulietta Capuleti, better known as Romeo and Juliet. While in […]

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Italy, Pisa

Fine Art & Antiques: Pisa of art and history

Fine Art & Antiques: Pisa of art and history

By Dr. Lori The Italian town of Pisa was not only home to the scientist Galileo and other luminaries but it served as a major maritime center and was a wealthy medieval city. Not far from Florence, Pisa is a 30-minute drive from the highly active, industrial port of Livorno in the heart of Tuscany. […]

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Italy

San Cassiano: a ski race to the feast

Duncan Gardham gives his body and his palate a winter workout in the ski resort of San Cassiano in the Italian Dolomites. It was not the most auspicious start to a week of gourmet skiing. The Friday night before departure I ventured out to meet a friend for a quiet drink and stopped at one […]

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Genoa

Gorgeous Genoa: A look beyond the obvious in a less well-known area of Italy

Gorgeous Genoa: A look beyond the obvious in a less well-known area of Italy

Think of Italy and you’ll have visions of ancient ruins in Rome, gondolas punting through Venetian canals or the beauty of the northern lakes. And then there’s Genoa. Where, you say? OK, so it might not have the same recognition factor but if you’re looking for an Italian destination that’s not swamped by the tourists […]

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