Pompeii is already an archaeological gold mine, but a rare discovery this week in the ancient city has added to that collection.
This past weekend, Bulgarian-American artist Christo unveiled his latest piece—a 1.8 mile floating walkway across an Italian lake. New satellite photos show how this ambitious work of art was put together.
Last week, Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn added 1972 giallo film What Have You Done to Solange? to his production company’s list of cult-movie remakes. Deep-cut horror nerds were intrigued by the news. But more casual genre fans wondered: “WTF is a giallo, exactly?” Luckily, we’re here with all the answers.
A sting operation in Italy has yielded an unlikely cache of loot. Over 85,000 tons of freshly painted green olives were seized by police from food counterfeiters.
Apple, like many other companies, is infamous for funneling money through its European headquarters in Ireland and benefitting from a lower tax rate. Well, Italy’s had enough of it, and Apple just agreed to pay the boot-shaped country $348 million in back taxes. Tim Cook must be pissed.
You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Italians had decided to grow nothing but poppies and tomatoes from this picture — but in fact you’re looking at an image from Sentinel-2A, where healthy vegetation shows up as red rather than green.
Since the 2007, Amanda Knox has been accused of murder, convicted of murder, acquitted of murder, re-tried and found guilty of murder again, and then fully exonerated. Though her ordeal ended for good in March, the reason for the final decision was only revealed yesterday.
If you search Leonarda Cianciulli on the website for Rome’s Museo Criminologico, you’ll see that her nickname was “la Saponificatrice di Correggio.” What’s so sinister about a soap maker? Well, because she crafted it out of at least one of her murder victims ... and then gifted the bars to her friends.
Nearly half of Italy’s population lives in the Po Vally, captured here on a Sentinel-1A image. The brightest spot, on the far left, is Milan. Along the bottom of the image, cities cluster along a highway.
In 2014, Italian archaeologists discovered a 15th century skeleton of a young woman, dubbed “witch girl” because she was buried face down. But new analysis of her bones has shown she suffered from scurvy, an ailment whose frightening symptoms (seizures, bleeding) likely led to her becoming an outcast.
Fifteen years ago, Luciano Faggiano of Lecce, Italy sent his sons out digging for a broken sewer line. They didn’t find the pipe, but they did find “a Messapian tomb, a Roman granary, a Franciscan chapel and even etchings from the Knights Templar,” writes Jim Yardley in a story for the New York Times.
If you have a stylish friend he will tell you that sunglasses aren't just made to protect your eyes from the burning sun. He'll say that wearing sunglasses makes you look better, cooler. Dick Moby is an Amsterdam-based brand that makes really cool sunglasses and they also put together this cute video to show how they…
Lucky Peach shows us a behind the counter look at what is probably the best pizza place in Rome (and maybe Italy? the world?): Pizzarium. Consistently placed on top ten lists, it's famous for its pizza al taglio, which is pizza by the slice. Chef Gabriele Bonci gives us a rundown on how he makes pizza and it's pretty…
Italian sport fishermen Dino Ferrari and his twin brother Dario lured in this monstrous 280-pound (127-kilogram), 8.75-foot-long (2.67 m) catfish on Thursday in the Po Delta, in Italy. After taking these pictures and weighting what the Italian media calls "The Monster of the Po" they released it back into the river.
August, 13, 1944. The British 8th Army occupies Florence. The Allies finally break out of Normandy. Meanwhile, somewhere in the south of Tuscany, a soldier writes this encrypted message and hides it inside a bullet. In 2015, someone found it and deciphered it. It was the end of a hilariously absurd story.
Somewhere in Hollywood, a screenwriter is licking his or her chops over this one: A European art trafficking ring has been busted with 5,361 antiquities, dating back to the 8th century BC and worth $50 million.
Astronauts aboard the International Space Station recently captured this glorious panoramic night-time shot of Italy.
In 2012, the Italian courts handed down a decision that you could say sent shockwaves across the world. Seven Italian scientists were sentenced to six years in prison. Their crime? Failing to warn the public about earthquake risks right before a magnitude 6.3 quake killed 309 people. Today, six of those convictions…