Last Sunday volunteers turned out to clean up what had once been a sacred river on the ancient Appian Way, the Almone. Increasingly ordinary citizens are participating in conservation of Italy's extraordinarily rich cultural heritage.
Gigantic stage curtain, Picasso, for "Parade" ballet
Immigration in the past, when Italians flooded into France, has lessons for today. Preparing for the future, Italian Interior Minister Minniti balks at the word "emergency" applied to immigration and sets new guidelines,
An international archaeological team has been sifting through 2,000 years of ancient Roman history at the base of the Palatine Hill, where traces of cabins dating from the time of Romulus and Remus have been found
Just when you think there is nothing new under the old Italian sun, comes along a book like "Dream of Venice Architecture," whose photographs of Venice by Riccardo De Cal can only be described as sublime.
One out of five young Italians are now classified as neither working, studying or in training programs -- double the percentage of young NEETs in the rest of Europe. Six out of ten say they have scant hope of achieving their parents' standard of living.
Novelist Igiaba Scego, the author of "Adua," interweaves time, people, and tragedies, as her solitary character, Adua, whispers her most secret thoughts and dreams to Bernini's marble statue of an elephant in front of the church of Santa Maria sopra Minerva.
Mid-summer Italy is sagra time, when even the smallest town celebrates itself and its identity, especially but not only through its culinary specialties, from wine to chestnuts, cheese, honey and even pumpkins. Visitors are welcome.