A painting by Italian Renaissance artist Piero della Francesca, “The Resurrection”, which escaped destruction during World War Two, is getting its own revival. Continue reading
The Sistine Chapel just got a makeover. Vatican officials unveiled new state-of-the-art energy-efficient lighting and air purification systems to protect Michelangelo’s more than 500-year old frescoes. The three-year-long installation cost roughly $3.8 million.
For decades the kitchen of a retired Italian factory worker unwittingly held the secret to a 1970 art heist in London. Continue reading
Interpol has confirmed that at least two passports used by passengers aboard the missing Malaysia Airlines flight were registered in its Stolen and Lost Travel Documents database, the international police agency said on Sunday. Continue reading
Rub the bronze breast of the Juliet statue in the fair city of Verona, Italy, and your luck with love will turn around, the legend goes. But tourists hoping to claim their share of the star-crossed lovers’ romance have rubbed … Continue reading
Epicureans and lovers of Italian fare can rejoice at the news that Eataly — the Italian food-emporium chain — and the municipality of Bologna will develop a theme park dedicated entirely to food; the latest in a string of public-private partnerships aimed at helping to revive Italy’s economy.
As Congress narrows in on an end to the shutdown, the rest of the world is watching their actions closely. Judy Woodruff talks to Italian Prime Minister Enrico Letta about the importance of a U.S. budget deal on international market stability, the ongoing Euro crisis recovery and Italy’s next move on immigration reform. Continue reading
Of the 500 African migrants who were on board a ship that sank off the coast of Italy, it’s estimated that more than 300 have died. Jonathan Rugman of International Television News reports on the events of the tragedy and a call by Italy’s prime minister for Europe to set up humanitarian corridors for migrant boats. Continue reading
The shipwreck and subsequent death of hundreds of African migrants off the Italian island Lampedusa has captured global attention. But this tragedy is not a one-time occurrence. Jeff Crisp of Refugees International joins Ray Suarez to discuss the lengths migrants go to make it to Europe and the tensions it causes within the EU. Continue reading
Cardinal Keith O’Brien, Britain’s top Catholic cleric, has resigned over allegations of inappropriate behavior towards other priests. Ciaran Jenkins of Independent Television reports. Continue reading