Italy Salutes a War Hero and the Values He Fought For

Mario Fiorentini, Italy’s most decorated resistance fighter, died at age 103 this week, and his mourners want his legacy to live on.

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In Italy, Where Pizza Was Born, Domino’s Bows Out

The company entered the Italian market in 2015, but seems to have been done in by a proliferation of home-delivery food during the pandemic and a desire for more artisanal pies.

#delivery-services, #dominos-pizza-inc, #italy, #parma-italy, #pizza, #rome-italy, #shutdowns-institutional, #turin-italy

For Ukrainians Abroad, War Has Also Meant a Flowering of Identity

Italy already had the biggest Ukrainian community in Western Europe before the war, but in recent months the diaspora has taken on new prominence and visibility.

#discrimination, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #international-relations, #italy, #labor-and-jobs, #migrant-labor-non-agriculture, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Mario Draghi’s Fall Is a Triumph of Democracy, Not a Threat to It

No voter ever cast a ballot for him.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #democracy-theory-and-philosophy, #draghi-mario, #international-relations, #italy, #nationalism-theory-and-philosophy, #politics-and-government

Wonking Out: What’s the Matter With Italy?

The caricatures are faulty, but the crisis is real.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #draghi-mario, #economics-theory-and-philosophy, #european-central-bank, #internal-sub-only-nl, #international-trade-and-world-market, #italy, #lagarde-christine

Draghi’s Fall Reverberates Beyond Italy

The downfall of Italy’s prime minister has raised concerns across Europe about the power of populist movements and whether they will erode unity against Russian aggression.

#berlusconi-silvio, #brothers-of-italy-italian-political-party, #draghi-mario, #elections, #europe, #european-union, #five-star-movement-italy, #forza-italia, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #international-relations, #italy, #league-italian-political-party, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #meloni-giorgia-1977, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #salvini-matteo, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

The Future Is Italy, and It’s Bleak

A rising far right is a portent of what may be to come.

#berlusconi-silvio, #brothers-of-italy-italian-political-party, #draghi-mario, #italy, #meloni-giorgia-1977, #politics-and-government, #vox-spanish-political-party

Deep in a Covid Wave, Europe Counts Cases and Carries On

Even in countries that once took strict measures, the authorities are relying on vaccination and past infections to take the sting out of Omicron subvariants.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-omicron-variant, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #czech-republic, #disease-rates, #europe, #france, #germany, #great-britain, #italy, #masks, #politics-and-government, #spain, #vaccination-and-immunization

Draghi Offers Resignation for 2nd Time

After the collapse of his national unity government, Prime Minister Mario Draghi of Italy went to the president to step down again, deepening the country’s political crisis.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #draghi-mario, #elections, #europe, #italy, #mattarella-sergio, #politics-and-government

Italy Is Haunted by the Pain of Past Economic Crises

As the European Central Bank prepares to raise interest rates for the first time in more than a decade, the challenges for one of the bloc’s largest economies balloon again.

#credit-and-debt, #currency, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #european-central-bank, #european-union, #inflation-economics, #interest-rates, #italy, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #recession-and-depression

In Rome, a New Museum for Recovered Treasures Before They Return Home

The Museum of Rescued Art showcases antiquities that were looted or otherwise lost before they go back to institutions in the regions from which they were taken.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #italy, #museum-of-rescued-art, #museums, #national-roman-museum, #osanna-massimo

Italy’s Crisis Redoubles European Foreboding

Europe is being tested, not only in its united front to Russia, but in the very resilience of its democracies, as nationalist forces sympathetic to Russia remain untamed.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #draghi-mario, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #euro-currency, #europe, #european-union, #france, #germany, #international-relations, #italy, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations

Mario Draghi to Resign as Italian Prime Minister

A confidence vote showed fatal fractures in Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s grand coalition, as the anti-establishment Five Star Movement withheld support and set off a political crisis.

#brothers-of-italy-italian-political-party, #conte-giuseppe, #democratic-party, #di-maio-luigi, #draghi-mario, #elections, #five-star-movement-italy, #italy, #league-italian-political-party, #legislatures-and-parliaments, #mattarella-sergio, #politics-and-government

Who’s the Oldest of Them All?

Two towns in Sardinia battle for the distinction of having the longest-living residents. One has the imprimatur of Guinness World Records.

#elderly, #guinness-world-records, #italy, #longevity, #perdasdefogu-italy, #records-and-achievements, #sardinia-italy

Killing what saves us

A recent walk among ancient sequoias helped me cope with hard-to-bear news of the world. But those trees are having a hard time coping, too.

#global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #heat-and-heat-waves, #internal-storyline-no, #internal-sub-only-nl, #italy, #national-parks-monuments-and-seashores, #sequoia-national-park, #sierra-nevada-region-us, #wildfires, #yosemite-national-park-calif

Glacier Tragedy Shows Reach of Europe’s New Heat

A collapse at the top of one of Italy’s tallest peaks offered the latest evidence of the deadly threat posed by rising temperatures.

#avalanches, #dolomite-mountains-italy, #glaciers, #global-warming, #heat-and-heat-waves, #italy

2 Art Havens in the Hudson Valley Offer Nature Indoors and Out

Magazzino Italian Art Museum in Cold Spring, N.Y., and the Russel Wright Design Center in nearby Garrison deliver ecological messages (meadows, donkeys, and a waterfall included).

#art, #cold-spring-ny, #design, #garrison-ny, #gilardi-piero-1942, #italy, #magazzino-cold-spring-ny-gallery, #wright-russel-design-center

Icons of Italian Automotive Style Struggle to Go Electric

Ferrari and Lamborghini are trying to design battery-powered cars that inspire the same devotion as their costly internal combustion models.

#automobiles, #automobili-lamborghini-spa, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #ferrari-spa, #italy, #tesla-motors-inc, #volkswagen-ag

Heading to Ukraine, the Leaders of France and Germany Face a Tense Reception

Chancellor Olaf Scholz of Germany and President Emmanuel Macron of France have had strained relations with Ukraine’s leaders since Russia invaded, struggling to balance support for Kyiv with the rising economic costs of the war.

#defense-and-military-forces, #draghi-mario, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #europe, #european-union, #france, #germany, #italy, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #politics-and-government, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #scholz-olaf-1958, #ukraine, #zelensky-volodymyr

Marco de Vincenzo of Etro Tries to Slow Down Fashion

Marco de Vincenzo, the newly appointed creative director of Etro, is not only asking the question, but attempting to answer through action.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #de-vincenzo-marco, #design, #etro-spa, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fashion-and-apparel, #italy, #louis-vuitton, #luxury-goods-and-services, #milan-italy, #sustainable-living

As Ukraine Fights, Does the E.U. Owe It Membership?

Brussels supports Kyiv’s battle against Russia, but gaining full membership to the bloc could take years. Is there another way to bind Ukraine, Moldova and Georgia to Europe?

#balkan-states, #bosnia-and-herzegovina, #defense-and-military-forces, #draghi-mario, #europe, #european-parliament, #european-union, #france, #georgia-georgian-republic, #great-britain, #hungary, #italy, #kosovo, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #moldova, #montenegro, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #poland, #politics-and-government, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #serbia, #turkey, #ukraine, #united-states-international-relations, #von-der-leyen-ursula, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zelensky-volodymyr

Circling Sicily on Its Regional Trains

A Dutch photographer, documenting the culture of regional train travel, managed to get around the Italian island for less than $100. Here’s what she saw.

#buses, #europe, #italy, #railroads, #sicily-italy, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #travel-and-vacations, #weather

Deep in Vatican Archives, Scholar Discovers ‘Flabbergasting’ Secrets

David Kertzer has spent decades excavating the Vatican’s hidden history, with his work winning a Pulitzer and capturing Hollywood’s attention. A new book examines Pope Pius XII’s role in the Holocaust.

#archives-and-records, #content-type-personal-profile, #francis, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #italy, #jews-and-judaism, #kertzer-david-i, #pius-xii, #roman-catholic-church, #vatican-city

Dozens of Migrants Die After Boat Sinks Off Tunisian Coast

The vessel carried about 100 people and had left from a Libyan port city.

#deaths-fatalities, #drownings, #italy, #libya, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #mediterranean-sea, #middle-east-and-africa-migrant-crisis, #tunisia

Italy Says Ancient Statue in U.S. Museum Was Stolen, Not Lost at Sea

A court near Pompeii has ordered the return of a treasured classical antiquity that was purchased by the Minneapolis Institute of Art almost four decades ago.

#archaeology-and-anthropology, #art, #arts-and-antiquities-looting, #conforti-michael, #italy, #minneapolis-minn, #minneapolis-institute-of-arts, #museums, #osanna-massimo, #zuchtriegel-gabriel

Italy Seizes Superyacht Tied to Putin

Italian police boarded the yacht, the Scheherazade, late on Friday, ending what appeared to be preparations to set sail.

#italy, #khudainatov-eduard, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sechin-igor-i, #superyachts

Putin-Linked Superyacht May Elude Sanctions, by Setting Sail

The Italian police are in a race to finish investigating a $700 million vessel thought to be the Russian president’s — before it’s out of their reach.

#embargoes-and-sanctions, #italy, #khudainatov-eduard, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sailboats-and-sailing

Ukraine War Divides Orthodox Faithful

Around the world, national churches, parishes and even families are reassessing relations with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, who has encouraged Russia’s aggression.

#amsterdam-netherlands, #clergy, #eastern-orthodox-church, #europe, #istanbul-turkey, #italy, #kirill-i, #lithuania, #orthodox-church-in-america, #patriarch-incorporated, #politics-and-government, #prayers-and-prayer-books, #priests, #putin-vladimir-v, #religion-and-belief, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #russian-orthodox-church, #ukraine, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Living With Gusto Despite a Rare, Fatal Disease, and Hunting for Answers

At 26, Sammy Basso is believed to be the oldest person with the disease Progeria. And now he’s researching it, hoping to find a treatment and the secrets of aging.

#italy, #longevity, #progeria, #research

Students and Teachers in Europe Grapple With the War in Ukraine

As many in Europe have grappled with the shock of facing a war on their doorstep, teachers say they are facing tough questions posed about the conflict by worried children.

#children-and-childhood, #education-k-12, #england, #france, #italy, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Piero Lissoni Can’t Stop Reinventing His Milan Apartment

The architect and designer has created a space that celebrates ever-shifting and highly edited juxtapositions.

#architecture, #design, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #italy, #lissoni-piero, #milan-italy, #springdesign2022

Russian Crew on a Superyacht Possibly Linked to Putin Have Left Their Jobs, Workers Say

U.S. officials have said the Scheherezade, which is dry-docked in Italy, could be owned by the Russian leader.

#assets-frozen, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #italy, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #zelensky-volodymyr

Pandemic Fears Give Way to a Rush for Bomb Shelters

Since Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, European anxiety has shifted from Covid to nuclear annihilation. Bunkers, survival guides and iodine pills are flying off the shelves.

#anxiety-and-stress, #belgium, #cold-war-era, #defense-and-military-forces, #doomsday, #europe, #finland, #france, #great-britain, #iodine, #italy, #nuclear-war, #politics-and-government, #radiation, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sweden, #switzerland, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

For Italy’s Sled Hockey Team, ‘This One Means More’

A team of part-time players that gets on the ice just twice a week hopes a dramatic win to end its Paralympics run could serve as a building block for the future.

#hockey-ice, #italy, #paralympic-games

American Officials Believe They Have Located Putin’s Yacht

They say they have indications that the $700 million, 459-foot yacht, which is in dry dock in Italy, is associated with the Russian president, backing an earlier claim by a former crew member.

#commerce-department, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #italy, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #sailboats-and-sailing, #treasury-department, #united-states-navy

A 459-Foot Mystery in a Tuscan Port: Is It a Russian’s Superyacht?

As European authorities seize the luxury assets of oligarchs close to Vladimir Putin, a superyacht cloaked in secrecy has come under investigation.

#boats-and-boating, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #italy, #putin-vladimir-v, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022

Italian City Tied to Russia by a Revered Saint Feels the Sting of War in Ukraine

The port of Bari holds relics venerated by Orthodox Christians throughout the former Soviet bloc. Today it is also home to a spillover of tensions from Russia’s invasion.

#italy, #kirill-i, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #russian-orthodox-church, #ukrainian-orthodox-church

An Italian Princess From Texas Awaits Her Next Act

Princess Rita Boncompagni Ludovisi, formerly Rita Jenrette, is locked in a battle over the estate of her late husband, a Roman prince.

#boncompagni-ludovisi-rita-princess-rita-1949, #content-type-personal-profile, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #italy, #rome-italy, #royal-families, #wills-and-estates

NATO Countries Pour Weapons Into Ukraine, Risking Conflict With Russia

Brussels is proud to be providing military aid, but Moscow may see it as a dangerous intervention and could move to disrupt the flow of arms through Poland.

#baltic-region, #belarus, #belgium, #borrell-fontelles-josep, #bulgaria, #czech-republic, #defense-and-military-forces, #denmark, #estonia, #europe, #european-union, #finland, #france, #germany, #great-britain, #greece, #hungary, #italy, #latvia, #lithuania, #morawiecki-mateusz, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #stoltenberg-jens, #ukraine, #von-der-leyen-ursula, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Italy Takes a Risk in Joining Sanctions on Russia Over Ukraine

The two countries have had strong economic ties for decades, but the invasion of Ukraine has spurred the government in Rome to realign with European allies — at an outsize cost.

#banking-and-financial-institutions, #berlusconi-silvio, #draghi-mario, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #embargoes-and-sanctions, #european-union, #five-star-movement-italy, #foreign-investments, #international-trade-and-world-market, #italy, #league-italian-political-party, #north-atlantic-treaty-organization, #politics-and-government, #putin-vladimir-v, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #salvini-matteo, #ukraine, #war-and-armed-conflicts

Putin’s Aggression Leaves His Right-Wing Fan Club Squirming

The Russian strongman has for years been idolized by a Who’s Who of populist, nationalist leaders. They are now stumbling over what to say.

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8 Found Dead After Ferry Fire Off Greece as Grim Search Continues

The blaze aboard the Euroferry Olympia burned for most of a week. Hundreds of passengers were rescued, but at least three more are believed missing.

#corfu-greece, #deaths-fatalities, #ferries, #fires-and-firefighters, #italy, #maritime-accidents-and-safety

Russia Ties May Hurt Thousands of European Companies

European companies that have operations in Russia are preparing for collateral damage as Western sanctions aim to penalize Russia’s economy.

#avtovaz, #deutsche-bank-ag, #economic-conditions-and-trends, #enel-spa, #europe, #france, #germany, #international-trade-and-world-market, #italy, #mercedes-benz, #renault-sa, #russia, #russian-invasion-of-ukraine-2022, #siemens-ag, #ukraine, #volkswagen-ag

Brunello Cucinelli Keeps Chickens, and Many Books, at His 17th-Century Italian Villa

The fashion designer, a lover of history, philosophy and country life, has made his home in the Umbrian hamlet of Solomeo.

#cucinelli-brunello, #design, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #italy, #restoration-and-renovation, #umbria-italy

In Naples, a 19th-Century Palace Passed Down for Generations

An elaborate gift from a king to his wife, Villa Lucia has enraptured for decades, and the home’s current inhabitants are continuing the love affair.

#bernini-gian-lorenzo, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #italy, #marbles, #naples-italy, #pompeii-italy

Children of Famous Fashion Brands Are Going Their Own Ways

Increasingly the children of the most famous brands are going their own ways.

#emilio-pucci-srl, #ermenegildo-zegna-holditalia-spa, #etro-spa, #family-business, #fashion-and-apparel, #fashionweekfeb22, #italy, #luxury-goods-and-services, #marinella, #versace-gianni-spa, #your-feed-fashion

Hundreds Rescued From Burning Ferry Near Greek Island

A fire broke out on the deck of the ferry, which was taking 239 passengers to Italy from Greece. Two of them were trapped, and at least 11 were missing.

#corfu-greece, #greece, #italy, #maritime-accidents-and-safety, #rescues, #ships-and-shipping

In Italy, a Call for a National Investigation Into Clerical Sexual Abuse

Italy has so far resisted calls for an independent investigation into how the Roman Catholic church has handled these cases.

#benedict-xvi, #francis, #italy, #priests, #roman-catholic-church, #sex-crimes

Americans Appeal Life Sentence for Killing an Italian Officer

Lawyers for Finnegan Elder and Gabriel Natale Hjorth, who received Italy’s toughest punishment for a 2019 fatal stabbing, hope to prove that their clients did not deserve such long terms.

#elder-finnegan-lee, #hjorth-gabriel-christian-natale, #italy, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #rome-italy, #san-francisco-calif

Nino Cerruti Gave Elegance a Good Name

The Italian designer is credited with having pioneered Italian ready-to-wear. He was also the most elegant man many people ever met.

#cerruti-fashion-label, #cerruti-nino, #content-type-personal-profile, #design, #fashion-and-apparel, #italy, #suits-apparel, #your-feed-fashion