Sign in | Log in


August 27, 2012

The President vs. the Magistrates

Judith Harris

From Palermo, prosecutor Antonio Ingroia is fighting to have those responsible for a sub rosa negotiation in 1992 between top Mafia bosses and representatives of the Italian state...

August 21, 2012

Honoring the cultural heritage

Judith Harris
Mount Etna just became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Just when UNESCO recognized five more Italian sites as part of the world's cultural heritage, Florentine Mayor Matteo Renzi decided to block engineer Maurizio Seracini's search...

August 13, 2012

The Silly Season Sweeps Italy

Judith Harris

Ferragosto – the name derives from the original Feriae Augusti summer festival proclaimed by the Emperor Augustus – is a major holiday celebrated on August 15 when all of...

August 1, 2012

Gore Vidal's Love Affair with Italy

Judith Harris
Gore Vidal and Federico Fellini

For over three decades Gore Vidal spent six months a year in Italy, living between Rome and the magnificent southern town of Ravello, on the Amalfi coast. He was proud that...