Tag: Italy

The Chinese Roots of Italy’s Far-Right Rage

PRATO, Italy — Like everyone in her family and most of the people in the factories where she labored in this town nurtured by the textile trade, Roberta Travaglini counted herself an unwavering supporter of the political left. During her childhood, her father brought her to boisterous Communist Party rallies full of music, dancing and […]

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QOTD: Alfa Romeo’s Time Come Due?

<img data-attachment-id="1700384" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/EEtYNmYWkAAqsI-.jpg" data-orig-size="1600,1200" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Alfa Romeo 164" data-image-description=" alfa romeo ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/EEtYNmYWkAAqsI–450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/EEtYNmYWkAAqsI–610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1700384 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/EEtYNmYWkAAqsI–610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/EEtYNmYWkAAqsI–610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/EEtYNmYWkAAqsI–75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/EEtYNmYWkAAqsI–450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/EEtYNmYWkAAqsI–768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/EEtYNmYWkAAqsI–120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/12/EEtYNmYWkAAqsI-.jpg 1600w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>An article posted yesterday on these renowned pages really got me thinking about how certain brands seem […]

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Rare Rides: The 1966 Innocenti 950S Spider, Sprite by Another Name

<img data-attachment-id="1700068" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tn_january_2015_088.jpg" data-orig-size="1280,960" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1966 Innocenti 950S" data-image-description=" http://classiccars.brightwells.com/viewdetails.php?id=5121&fbclid=IwAR0B4KaqTucMM33wjdrVmNKP3KI_XOFT8ZTWgtV8B1ZTLS0MXruuA0eIwr4 ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tn_january_2015_088-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tn_january_2015_088-610×458.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1700068 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tn_january_2015_088-610×458.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”458″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tn_january_2015_088-610×458.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tn_january_2015_088-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tn_january_2015_088-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tn_january_2015_088-768×576.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tn_january_2015_088-120×90.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/tn_january_2015_088.jpg 1280w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”> Innocenti made a name for itself by manufacturing vehicles from British Motors (BMC) under license in Italy. […]

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Police raids in Italy uncover weapons, propaganda and suspects who wanted to create an ‘openly pro-Nazi’ party

Police in Italy say they raided the homes of 19 people who allegedly wanted to create an “openly pro-Nazi, xenophobic and anti-Semitic” party. Officers found firearms and propaganda celebrating Nazi leader Adolf Hitler and fascist dictator Benito Mussolini during the series of raids across the country, police said in a statement Thursday. The 19 suspects […]

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Dueling Matteos Battle for the Future of Italy

ROME — Pity the weak and wobbly new Italian government. While its incompatible coalition partners pretend to tolerate one another, they are relegated to being nervous bystanders, and potential casualties, in the real fight for power: the Battle of the Two Matteos. Technically speaking, the former center-left prime minister Matteo Renzi and the popular anti-migrant […]

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Italian council is flooded immediately after rejecting measures on climate change

Veneto regional council, which is located on Venice’s Grand Canal, was flooded for the first time in its history on Tuesday night — just after it rejected measures to combat climate change. A man crosses the flooded St. Mark’s Square after an exceptional overnight high tide on November 13. The historic Italian city has been brought to […]

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Europeans Bewildered as Trump Stomps Off

MILAN — Now it’s impeachment. To many of the world’s ordinary citizens, not well versed in American constitutional procedures, it means one thing only: Donald Trump, 45th president of the United States, is accused of serious foul play. Pressuring the Ukrainian president to dig up dirt on a political rival’s son? Unbelievable. Is the impeachment […]

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Holocaust survivor needs police protection after receiving 200 threats a day 

An 89-year-old Auschwitz survivor is now under police protection after receiving online and offline anti-Semitic threats in Italy, according to local reports. Liliana Segre, who was only 13 when she was deported to Auschwitz, is a senator-for-life who recently spearheaded the creation of a parliamentary committee against hate, racism and anti-Semitism, also known locally as […]

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Italy’s Students Will Get a Lesson in Climate Change. Many Lessons, in Fact.

ROME — Yes, children, climate change will be on the test. Italy’s education minister said Tuesday that its public schools would soon require students in every grade to study climate change and sustainability, a step he said would put Italy at the forefront of environmental education worldwide. The lessons, at first taught as part of […]

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Rare Rides: The Lancia Beta HPE, a Reliable Shooting Brake Dream From 1977

<img data-attachment-id="1693340" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/70116782_10219671759321798_6646908863511527424_n-1.jpg" data-orig-size="600,450" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1977 Lancia Beta HPE" data-image-description=" https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/498009510763566/?refid=7&_ft_=qid.6748902418945922632%3Amf_story_key.-9218407812069486187%3Agroup_id.451664711701419%3Atop_level_post_id.1203639539837262%3Acontent_owner_id_new.1839467735%3Aoriginal_content_id.2262614557169994%3Aoriginal_content_owner_id.1151514629%3Asrc.22%3Aphoto_id.10219595267929561%3Astory_location.5%3Astory_attachment_style.native_templates%3Aview_time.1571351294%3Afilter.h_nor&__tn__=*s-R ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/70116782_10219671759321798_6646908863511527424_n-1-450×338.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/70116782_10219671759321798_6646908863511527424_n-1.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1693340 size-full” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/70116782_10219671759321798_6646908863511527424_n-1.jpg” alt width=”600″ height=”450″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/70116782_10219671759321798_6646908863511527424_n-1.jpg 600w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/70116782_10219671759321798_6646908863511527424_n-1-75×56.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/70116782_10219671759321798_6646908863511527424_n-1-450×338.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/70116782_10219671759321798_6646908863511527424_n-1-120×90.jpg 120w” sizes=”(max-width: 600px) 100vw, 600px”> Imagine you desire the sporting characteristics of a coupe, with the practicality of something larger like a sedan. Now imagine […]

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Rare Rides: A Lancia Delta HF Integrale From 1990 (Part II)

<img data-attachment-id="1693874" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952148-770-0@2X.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,800" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1990 Lancia Delta HF Integralie" data-image-description=" https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/lancia/delta/2118311.html?fbclid=IwAR37Ww3UcKRjMQ2etu3GNKcrNpogyiyj4qilLuNUeQM7xYFRAH2K-aBdBSo ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952148-770-0@2X-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952148-770-0@2X-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1693874 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952148-770-0@2X-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952148-770-0@2X-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952148-770-0@2X-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952148-770-0@2X-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952148-770-0@2X-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952148-770-0@2X-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952148-770-0@2X.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>We began our story of the Lancia Delta with its conception and birth. Taking its place […]

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Rare Rides: A Lancia Delta HF Integrale From 1990 (Part I)

<img data-attachment-id="1693896" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952149-770-0@2X.jpg" data-orig-size="1200,800" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="1990 Lancia Delta HF Integralie" data-image-description=" https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/lancia/delta/2118311.html?fbclid=IwAR37Ww3UcKRjMQ2etu3GNKcrNpogyiyj4qilLuNUeQM7xYFRAH2K-aBdBSo ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952149-770-0@2X-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952149-770-0@2X-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1693896 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952149-770-0@2X-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952149-770-0@2X-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952149-770-0@2X-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952149-770-0@2X-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952149-770-0@2X-768×512.jpg 768w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952149-770-0@2X-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/62952149-770-0@2X.jpg 1200w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>Today’s Lancia is one of the company’s final unique product offerings. In the finest tradition of creating a […]

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The Sex-Crazed Poet Strongman Who (Briefly) Built an Empire

One hundred years ago this fall, a celebrity showman became a strongman. The womanizing, profligate Italian poet Gabriele d’Annunzio, who had become a hero of World War I by airdropping his own propagandistic poetry over Vienna, marched into the Hapsburg city of Fiume (now Rijeka in Croatia) and declared himself its leader. Fiume’s postwar status […]

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Sea of Troubles

In June, I joined the crew of the rescue ship Alan Kurdi. It was a cantankerous old brute of a boat, a former East German research vessel that now belongs to a small German nonprofit called Sea-Eye. “You are an eye on the sea,” the crew manager told us at our first briefing on board, […]

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QOTD: Terrible Nineties Sports Car Design From Europe?

<img data-attachment-id="1692546" data-permalink data-orig-file="https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/fordcougar2_750_500_70.jpg" data-orig-size="750,500" data-comments-opened="1" data-image-meta="{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}" data-image-title="Ford Cougar" data-image-description=" Ford ” data-medium-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/fordcougar2_750_500_70-450×300.jpg” data-large-file=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/fordcougar2_750_500_70-610×407.jpg” class=”aligncenter wp-image-1692546 size-large” src=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/fordcougar2_750_500_70-610×407.jpg” alt width=”610″ height=”407″ srcset=”https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/fordcougar2_750_500_70-610×407.jpg 610w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/fordcougar2_750_500_70-75×50.jpg 75w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/fordcougar2_750_500_70-450×300.jpg 450w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/fordcougar2_750_500_70-120×80.jpg 120w, https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/fordcougar2_750_500_70.jpg 750w” sizes=”(max-width: 610px) 100vw, 610px”>On last Wednesday’s Question of the Day post, we began our examination of terrible styling on sporty cars of the 1990s. […]

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Hey, Look! Nonna and Her Pasta Are on YouTube

Vicky Bennison, a 60-year-old British woman with a background in international development, never intended Pasta Grannies to become a minor YouTube hit or to make stars of a handful of Italian nonnas who couldn’t care less about their influencer status. She simply wanted to create a culinary Noah’s ark to capture a way of life […]

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