Tag: Italy

Vesuvius Victim May Shed Light on Ancient Rome

HERCULANEUM, Italy — In his last moments, his final heartbeats, a man clutched a leather satchel to his side — perhaps containing his most prized belongings, it is still unknown — before being engulfed by the scalding ash, gas and rock spewing from Mount Vesuvius. For more than 19 centuries, there was no sign the […]

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Rare Rides Icons: The Abandoned Bugatti EB 112, a Super Sedan

Power, luxury, exclusivity, and grand touring driving enjoyment. The Bugatti EB112 promised all those adjectives in spades were it ever actually produced. But it was born at a very difficult time in the company’s history, and the super sedan never made it beyond the concept stage. However, due to some interesting timing at the company level, […]

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Italy’s Antitrust Watchdog Fines Apple $11 Million for Aggressive Use of Customer Data for Commercial Purposes

Italy’s antitrust regulator slapped a fine of $11 million (10 million euros) each on Apple and Google for alleged “aggressive practices” involving the commercial use of user data. According to the Italian authority’s press release, it determined that both companies violated the country’s consumer code by withholding information and using consumer data for commercial purposes. […]

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It’s Never Too Late to Pick Up Your Life and Move to Italy

It’s Never Too Late” is a series that tells the stories of people who decide to pursue their dreams on their own terms. In 1978, when Holly Herrmann was 20, she flew to Bolzano, Italy, a scenic city in the foothills of the Tyrolean Alps, to compete in the Ferruccio Busoni International Piano Competition. A […]

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In Central Italy, a Dance Party by the Sea

In 1960, the American-born oil tycoon J. Paul Getty purchased his dream vacation home in Italy. He could have opted for a palazzo in a bustling resort destination like Portofino or Capri but, perhaps unsurprisingly, given his obsession with ancient Rome — his collection of artifacts from the era included rare bronze statues and priceless […]

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Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated: Europe’s Covid Culture War

ANNABERG-BUCHHOLZ, Germany — Sven Müller is proudly unvaccinated. He thinks Covid vaccines are neither effective nor safe but a way to make money for pharmaceutical companies and corrupt politicians who are taking away his freedom. Under state rules to stem coronavirus infections, he is no longer allowed to go to restaurants, to the bowling alley, […]

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Italian Police Break Up Drug Smuggling Ring Tied to Calabria Mob

The mobsters also preyed on businesses. Near Switzerland, the police said, in the provinces of Como and Varese, they at first offered their skills to local entrepreneurs to help them avoid paying taxes and make larger profits — but then they threatened them, extorting money and eventually taking over their companies. Investigators in the area […]

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Europe Toughens Rules for Unvaccinated as Fourth Covid Wave Swells

Nevertheless, some European leaders considered Austria’s new measure a step too far. Prime Minister Boris Johnson of Britain, which has suffered a rash of new cases in recent weeks, kept his resistance to mask mandates and health passes. “Our friends on the continent have been forced to respond with various degrees of new restrictions, from […]

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The Show Goes On, Even After China Tried to Shut It Down

BRESCIA, Italy — With a week to go before his first solo exhibition, the Chinese-Australian artist Badiucao was in head-down work mode: installing the show during the day, and sharpening hundreds of pencils with a knife at night. Set closely together, the pencils — 3,724 in all — were part of an installation in the […]

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Little Amal, a Refugee Puppet, Looks for Home

In the British tabloid The Mail on Sunday, Peter Hitchens, a columnist, wrote that he’d seen one of Amal’s events. “Syrian refugees are not little girls but strapping young men,” he contended. “I wonder how a huge puppet of such a person would be greeted.” Zuabi, the project’s artistic director, said that changing views wasn’t […]

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Center of Italy’s Anti-Vaccine Protests Is Now a Covid Hot Spot

TRIESTE, Italy — When Italy introduced Europe’s toughest and most expansive health pass last month, the northeastern port city of Trieste, once a cosmopolitan maritime hub of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, became the epicenter of protests as vaccine skeptics marched alongside dock workers who shouted that the measure infringed on their right to work. Now, two […]

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Eitan Biran Custody Ruling Issued by Israeli Court

TEL AVIV — An Israeli family court ruled Monday that the 6-year-old survivor of an Italian cable car crash should live with his paternal aunt in Italy, not with the maternal grandfather who had spirited him off to Israel in what the court said was a violation of international law. The boy, Eitan Biran, was […]

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An Italian Politician’s Quest for Attention Gets a Boost From Richard Gere

ROME — Matteo Salvini, the nationalist leader who as interior minister exercised enormous influence in Italy, lost his position in the cabinet and at the center of the spotlight, particularly after a new establishment prime minister effectively sidelined the country’s populists. But this weekend, Mr. Salvini’s efforts to regain attention received a star-powered lift when […]

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Junkyard Find: 1979 Fiat Brava Sedan

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Renato Casaro’s Posters Capture Films’ Essential Moments

TREVISO, Italy — Renato Casaro was taking a trip down memory lane, a long journey in a career that extends from the 1950s, when Rome was known as Hollywood on the Tiber, to the last decade when Quentin Tarantino asked for his help on the 2019 film “Once Upon a Time … in Hollywood.” “I […]

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Amanda Knox Was Exonerated. That Doesn’t Mean She’s Free.

“That’s the sort of trap I’m in, where I’m constantly having to be in conversation with something that I would rather not,” Ms. Knox said. “I’m constantly told that I should just disappear.” The Making of a Caricature What happened that night in Perugia may be debated forever. But there are some basic facts — […]

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Italy’s Car Museums Offer More Than Just Ferrari And Lamborghini

MILAN — Quickly now: What single word comes to mind when the subject of Italian automobile museums comes up at a cocktail party? Ferrari. Of course. Or perhaps Maserati. Or maybe Lamborghini. But for the next thousand words or so, put aside those knee-jerk responses. For now, let’s think out of the auto museum box. […]

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Italy Puts in Force Tough New Law Requiring Workers to Test or Vaccinate

ROME — Italy on Friday set a new bar for major Western democracies seeking to move beyond the pandemic by enacting a sweeping law that requires the nation’s entire work force — public and private — to have government-issued health passes, essentially forcing Italians to choose between getting a pass and earning a living. With […]

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Italy Enacts Law Requiring Workers to Test or Vaccinate

ROME — Italy on Friday set a new bar for major Western democracies seeking to move beyond the pandemic by enacting a sweeping law that requires the nation’s entire work force — public and private — to have government-issued health passes, essentially forcing Italians to choose between getting a pass and earning a living. With […]

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Stellantis To Transform Turin Factory Into An EV Hub

Stellantis is planning to overhaul its iconic factory in Turin, Italy into an electric vehicle hub. It is understood that the conglomerate will assign production of a new electrified platform to the Mirafiori site that is scheduled to build the next Maserati Ghibli and Quattroporte models between 2022 and 2024. The electric Fiat 500 is […]

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The Bermat GT Is A New Italian Sportscar With A Track-Only Pista Variant

Lately, it’s all about hypercars with four-digit horsepower figures but a newly established Italian car manufacturer called Bermat has a different approach for their first production model. The Bermat GT sportscar wants to bring the Italian-style Grand Tourismo back with a customizable design, different variants and decent performance figures. Bermat, which is headquartered in Rovereto, […]

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Italy’s Lamont Jacobs: a Surprise Hero After Olympics Gold

ROME — Romans ran laps around Lamont Marcell Jacobs as he stretched his legs on the track. “Ciao champion,” said one speed walker. “You make us old guys dream,” said one of the old guys. Mr. Jacobs bobbed his head to the trap music pumping out of a portable speaker and sauntered up to the […]

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Rare Rides: The 1980 Sbarro Super Eight, Not Your Standard Hatchback

The Eighties were the decade that saw the dawn of the hot hatchback. Today’s little red hatchback is really very hot, because it’s entirely a Ferrari 308 underneath. Called the Super Eight, the ride you see here was a custom creation of Francisco Sbarro, whose work we featured for the first time the other day in the […]

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Rome Mayor Loses Re-Election Bid, a Defeat for Five Star Movement

But the city’s problems piled up on her watch, as did uncollected garbage, attracting swarms of sea gulls, crows, and even hungry boars. A pothole epidemic saw no fix in sight. Public buses caught on fire, and some cyclists complained that the bike lanes the mayor had installed were unsafe and poorly maintained. Then on […]

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Stanley Tucci’s Passion Was Acting. Now, It’s Food.

Recovering from the tumor seems to have affected some of those rituals. He cooked a risotto Milanese for his co-star, Colin Firth, when they worked together on the movie “Supernova,” released earlier this year. In an email, Firth said that it was the best he had ever had, but Tucci “was convinced it tasted awful […]

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MILITEM FERŌX-T Is A Jeep Gladiator In An Italian Suit

Say hello to the MILITEM FERŌX-T, a heavily-modified Jeep Gladiator brought to life by Italian company MILITEM. Significant alterations have been made to the Gladiator’s bodywork. For example, it features new LED headlights, a bespoke front fascia with a pronounced grille, an LED daytime running light, and an off-road-focused bumper. Watch Also: Jay Leno Preps […]

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War and Strife Have Come to Prosecco Country

VALDOBBIADENE, ITALY — Small pickup trucks carrying mounds of green grapes wound through Prosecco Road. Workers harvesting in the terraced vineyards squinted in the sun. Tipsy tourists stopped in for tastings. Couples clinked glasses in the town’s quaint Prosecco bars. But behind the effervescent front, producers of Italy’s wildly popular sparkling white wine in the […]

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