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5 Lesser-Known Museums in Italy Worth Visiting

It’s no secret that some of Western civilization’s greatest treasures are housed within the world-famous cultural mausoleums that litter the Italian peninsula. From the bustling Uffizi Gallery in Florence to the majestic Borghese in Rome and the imposing Sforza Castle in Milan, Italy’s greatest museums are flocked to by tourists and locals alike all year round. […]

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The Gardens of Tivoli in Italy: Villa d’Este

The Villa d’Este in Tivoli is a masterpiece of the Italian Renaissance and is listed on the UNESCO list of World Heritage Sites. The villa was commissioned by Cardinal Ippolito d’Este, son of Alfonso I and Lucrezia Borgia (Ferrara 1509 – Rome 1572), on a site of a Roman villa. The history of its construction […]

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Two Of Frankie Dettori's Finest Moments

Two Of Frankie Dettori’s Finest Moments

Frankie Dettori is arguably the most famous jockey in the world of horse racing. The 47-year-old has claimed over 500 victories in class races during his illustrious career, with a pinnacle moment emerging in 1996 at British Champions’ Day at Ascot when he rode all seven winners at the event. Dettori has been named British […]

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Why is Italian Food Still Surging in Popularity?

There’s something really rather comforting about Italian food, wherever you’re from. Whether you’re a fan of pasta, pizza, steak or fish, nothing beats a sprinkling of Italian authenticity, and time and again people go back for a slice of the action. No high street or food court is complete without a classic Italian restaurant full […]

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6 Things You Could Never Have Guessed Are Actually Italian Inventions

Italy’s contribution to culture and gastronomy is undisputable. From ancient Roman times to the present day, Italians keep coming up with ideas and inventions – and legendary culinary feats and restaurants – that shape not only Italian culture but transcend borders to influence other nations, too. And even though the first examples that spring to […]

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Man accused of kidnapping British model says case a ‘sham’

LONDON (AP) — A lawyer representing a suspect accused of kidnapping a British model says the entire case may have been fabricated as a publicity stunt. The case involves British model Chloe Ayling, who said in August she had been lured to Milan for a phony photo shoot, then drugged, stuffed into a suitcase and […]

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Italian minister – Investing more will help West tackle growing populism

BERLIN (Reuters) – Italian Industry Minister Carlo Calenda said on Wednesday that boosting investment would help western democracies counteract growing populism. Speaking at a conference hosted by the German Economy Ministry in Berlin, Calenda also said Europe needed to come up with a system that would protect against unfair trade. He said it was necessary […]

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Nutella maker fights back on palm oil after cancer risk study

ALBA, Italy (Reuters) – The $44 billion palm oil industry, under pressure in Europe after authorities listed the edible oil as a cancer risk, has found a vocal ally in the food sector: the maker of Nutella. Italian confectionery firm Ferrero has taken a public stand in defense of an ingredient that some other food […]

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Italian PM unveils new government, but centre-right ally threatens to quit

ROME (Reuters) – Newly appointed Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni unveiled his government on Monday, keeping almost all the outgoing ministers in place in a sign of continuity aimed at reassuring financial markets. However, a small centre-right party that had supported the previous premier Matteo Renzi, said it might not back the new government, raising […]

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The Italian Army during WWI

Italy was officially a member of the Triple Alliance with Germany and Austria-Hungary. Despite this, in the years before the war, Italy had enhanced its diplomatic efforts towards the United Kingdom and France. This was because the Italian government had grown convinced that support of Austria (the traditional enemy of Italy during the 19th century […]

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Italy PM Renzi to hand in resignation on Friday – parliamentary source

ROME (Reuters) – Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is due to hand in his resignation on Friday, a parliamentary source said on Wednesday, after a pummelling loss in a national referendum on his flagship reform at the weekend. The 41-year-old premier announced his resignation in the early hours of Monday after the referendum results became […]

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Matteo Renzi quits after losing reform referendum

Renzi, the Italian prime minister, quits after losing the constitutional referendum. “No” vote won. Renzi: “I lost”. “No” is clearly ahead in exit polls of constitutional referendum. According to the fourth exit poll, the Yes is at 40-42% and No at 58-60%. Immediate reactions: Matteo Salvini, leader of the populistic party Northern League exults “Great […]

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Italy’s Renzi launches last day of frantic referendum campaign

ROME (Reuters) – With his political career on the line, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi launched a final day of campaigning on Friday ahead of a Dec. 4 referendum, saying Italy would be the strongest nation in Europe if he wins. Financial markets and Europe’s politicians fear victory for the opposition ‘No’ camp could trigger political […]

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Italy ‘No’ vote will make it harder for banks to raise money – economy min

ROME (Reuters) – If the government loses a Dec. 4 referendum on constitutional reform it will be harder for Italy’s struggling banks to recapitalise, Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan said on Thursday. Padoan told state television RAI that Italy’s banking system was solid, but said there were eight banks that were in a delicate position. […]

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Italian fire brigade rescue cat 16 days after quake

Italian fire fighters rescued a cat named Pietro on Friday (September 9) more than two weeks after the earthquake, which killed nearly 300 people.

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“The Magnificent Seven” at the Venice Film Festival

Denzel Washington, Chris Pratt, and director Antoine Fuqua present the highly anticipated film “The Magnificent Seven” at the Venice Film Festival.

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Italy rescues 500 boat migrants, six bodies off Libya

ROME (Reuters) – The Italian navy rescued nearly 500 boat migrants off the coast of Libya on Monday and recovered the bodies of six people who fell out of a leaking rubber vessel.

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Italy’s campaign about fertility not so original

Recently there has been huge argument on the campaign promoted by Italian Ministry of Health, Beatrice Lorenzin, with the result that Government ad campaign to up fertility have been aborted prematurely.

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Italian prosecutor proposes Morgan Stanley pay 2.9 billion euros over derivates

An Italian prosecutor has proposed that Morgan Stanley pay 2.9 billion euros (£2.4 billion) to settle derivative transactions, the bank said on Wednesday in a securities filing.

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Bodies of migrants brought to Italy: survivors tell of struggle

ROME (Reuters) – The bodies of 21 women and one man were brought ashore to Sicily on Friday as fellow migrants described scenes of panic and violence when water poured into their dinghy.

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