Britain’s Prince Charles and his wife Camilla had a private audience with Pope Francis on Tuesday as part of a tour designed to shore up Britain’s ties with the continent as it prepares to leave the European Union.
The Empoli Jazz Festival attracts every year hundreds of enthusiasts and is organized by Empoli Jazz in co-production with Music Pool, Network Sonoro, Centro Studi Musicali Ferruccio Busoni. The city of Empoli Empoli is a town about 20 kilometres (12 mi) southwest of Florence, to the south of the Arno in a plain formed by the river. The plain has […]
After a difficult few months working flat-out to assist people in the areas affected by earthquakes, extreme snowfall and a deadly avalanche, the Italian fire service finally has something to celebrate.
The Vigili del Fuoco were named the world’s best firefighters at a competition known as ‘the firefighting Oscars’.
Italy’s new government line-up brings a few fresh faces to some of it’s key seats. While also retaining most political figures from the previous cabinet in a bid to ensure political stability. Here are some of those from the centre left-right coalition tasked with key roles in managing a potential banking crisis in the eurozone’s third largest economy as well as reforming a key […]
Milan’s La Scala opens its 2016-17 season Wednesday with a performance of Madame Butterfly. It will be in its original version for the first time since the famous opera’s controversial 1904 premiere. Adapted from a play by David Belasco, composer Giacomo Puccini’s first version of the Japanese tragedy was presented at La Scala on February 17th, 1904. The premiere was […]
December 8th is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception, meaning that if you work in Italy, you’ve probably got the day off. But what’s it all about? What are we celebrating? The Feast Day marks the Immaculate Conception – that is, the conception of the Virgin Mary in the womb of her mother, Saint Anne. It’s often mistakenly thought to […]
A pair of legs on display in Turin’s Egyptian Museum likely belonged to Ancient Egyptian Queen Nefertari, according to a new archaeological study. The legs had been kept in the museum for decades after being found in Nefertari’s tomb – but this study is the first to scientifically assess whether they actually belonged to the ancient queen. Nefertari’s tomb in […]
Burano, an island in the Venice Lagoon, is often overlooked by visitors to the famous canal city. But Orna O’Reilly tells us why the island – which last week came second in a Forbes “most beautiful places” list – is worth a trip. For those of you who have never heard of Burano, I can tell you that it […]