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October 20, 2005

Notorious vandal strikes again

Last week, serial vandal Piero Cannata damaged the red granite headstone with bronze letters that commemorates the spot where Friar Girolamo Savonarola was burned at the stake in Piazza della Signoria. Cannata has been infamous since 1991, when he visited the Accademia and took a hammer to the David’
September 8, 2005

Slow food,

It almost sounds like the beginning of a novel: a group of friends sharing a bottle of wine and talking about the opening of a McDonald’s restaurant at the foot of the Spanish Steps in Rome. About how this could be the end of the treasured, ancient Italian
April 28, 2005

Piazza Ghiberti reopens to public

The reopening of a large area of Piazza Ghiberti was celebrated this past weekend. The square had been closed for years due to the construction of an underground parking garage and, to the relief of local vendors and inhabitants, the works have finally been finished and the greatly enlarged piazza
April 21, 2005

Are you newsworthy?

Italian journalism is like a secret Club – it’s hard to get into, your initiation period is long and foreigners usually fall at the first hurdle. Once you are in, membership is for life, renewable by a daily subscription to your chosen newspaper. But for the news novice,