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Italian Fashion Designer Dies Days After Joining Moschino

Brand's new creative director Davide Renne, formerly with Gucci, is dead at 46

(Newser) - Just days after Davide Renne left Gucci and arrived at Moschino to take over as creative director, the Italian fashion designer has died, reports the New York Post . "It is with deep sorrow and great sadness, Moschino announces that Davide Renne passed away on November 10th, 2023 in Milan,...

Secret Room Used for Coal May Hold Michelangelo Art

Visitors will soon be allowed in long-hidden space in Florence's Medici Chapel to view wall drawings

(Newser) - Just four at a time, visitors soon will be allowed access to a long-hidden space inside Florence's Medici Chapel, where delicate charcoal drawings sketched on the walls have been attributed by some experts to Michelangelo. The secret room—a 10-by-33-foot space—was discovered in 1975, when officials were searching...

Mom Wins Fight to Evict Adult Sons, the &#39;Parasites&#39;
Mom Wins Fight to Evict
Adult Sons, the 'Parasites'
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Mom Wins Fight to Evict Adult Sons, the 'Parasites'

The men, aged 40 and 42, argued parents should care for their offspring as long as needed

(Newser) - An Italian woman has won the right to evict her adult sons, whom she called "parasites" who refused to help out with household expenses or chores. The 75-year-old woman took her sons, aged 40 and 42, to court, saying her attempts to convince the pair to move out were...

Top Wine-Producing Nation Is About to Be Dethroned
Top Wine-Producing Nation
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Top Wine-Producing Nation Is About to Be Dethroned

France to overtake Italy after a growing season marked by intense heat, mildew

(Newser) - After a growing season disrupted by intense storms and blistering summer heat, the world's top wine-producing nation is about to be dethroned. Experts from the European Commission, French Ministry of Agriculture, and Italy's Institute of Services for the Agricultural and Food Market predict Italy will produce 12% less...

Italy's PM Dumps Partner After Lewd Remarks Leaked

TV journalist Andrea Giambruno made sexist remarks to colleagues

(Newser) - Italian prime minister Georgia Meloni has announced the end of her relationship with her longtime partner, TV journalist Andrea Giambruno. "Our paths have diverged for some time and it is time to acknowledge it," Meloni said in an Instagram post . The diversion of their paths may have been...

Amanda Knox Returns to Italian Court

American convicted, then cleared of murder, now is fighting a slander count

(Newser) - Amanda Knox, an American woman who spent four years in an Italian prison before her murder conviction in the slaying her roommate was overturned, is back in that country's court system. This time, she's trying to have a slander verdict tossed out in a retrial, the Guardian reports....

Migrants Hailed as Heroes After Italy Bus Disaster

They pulled mother, child to safety from burning bus

(Newser) - Two migrants from Africa are being praised for saving lives after the horrific bus disaster near Venice Wednesday. Boubakar Toure, 27, from Gambia, and Nigerian citizen Godstime Erheneden, 30, ran to the scene after the bus fell from an elevated road, the Telegraph reports. The men, who have been in...

Seismic Activity Near Naples Is Intensifying

Phlegraean Fields region recently had its strongest quake in 40 years

(Newser) - A rise in seismic activity west of Naples has sparked fears that the government will order a mass evacuation of the area for the first time in decades. A 4.0-magnitude earthquake in the area Tuesday came less than a week after a 4.2 quake that the National Institute...

21 Dead in 'Apocalyptic' Bus Crash Near Venice

Bus fell from elevated street

(Newser) - A bus carrying foreign tourists including Ukrainians crashed near the Italian city of Venice when it fell from an elevated street Tuesday, killing at least 21 people and injuring 18 others, authorities said. Four of the injured were in serious condition following the accident in the Mestre borough, on the...

Just Months After Capture, the &#39;Last Godfather&#39; Dies
Mob Boss 'Took
With Him His Secrets'

Mob Boss 'Took With Him His Secrets'

Sicilian 'last Godfather' Matteo Messina Denaro, 61, dies just months after his capture

(Newser) - An infamous Italian mob boss who was captured in January after 30 years on the run has died. Officials tell Reuters that 61-year-old Matteo Messina Denaro, known as the "last godfather," has succumbed to colon cancer, after falling into a coma on Friday from which he never emerged....

After 50 Years, a Roman 'Power Palace' Reopens

2K-year-old Domus Tiberiana, overlooking the Forum, has been undergoing restoration in Italy

(Newser) - An ancient Roman imperial palazzo atop the city's Palatine Hill was reopened to tourists on Thursday, almost 50 years after its closure for restoration. The nearly 2,000-year-old Domus Tiberiana, a sprawling palace that was home to rulers in the ancient city's imperial period, allows for sweeping views...

Overrun With Tourists, Venice to Start Charging
This City Will Be the First
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This City Will Be the First to Charge Day-Trippers

Tourists in Venice, Italy, will be hit with proposed fee of $5.40 on certain days starting next spring

(Newser) - Venice, Italy, will be the first city in the world to charge its day-trippers, CNN reports. Starting next spring, the island city's authorities plan to charge visitors who aren't staying overnight as part of a 30-day experiment meant "to discourage daily tourism in certain periods, in line...

Protesters Strip, Disrupt Woody Allen Premiere
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Not Everyone Was Happy at Woody Allen Premiere

Protesters scuffled with cops, slammed organizers for featuring directors accused of sexual abuse

(Newser) - There was chaos on the red carpet at the 80th Venice International Film Festival on Monday as protesters scuffled with police while shouting "Abusers!" and "No rape culture!" The Italian film festival is premiering new films by three directors accused of sexual misconduct: Woody Allen, Roman...

Police: German Tourists Vandalized 1565 Landmark

Italian officials call for more severe punishment than foreigners usually receive

(Newser) - Another Italian historic site has been defaced, this time the Vasari Corridor in Florence, bringing calls to punish such attacks more severely. Police identified the vandals as two German men, ages 20 and 21, who are part of a group of 11 students, CNN reports. Soccer-related graffiti was left on...

Gay Canadian Couple Wins Suit Against Italy's Ruling Party

Fratelli d'Italia used photo of two dads in campaign against surrogacy, same-sex parenting

(Newser) - When they welcomed their son Milo with the help of a surrogate mother in 2014, BJ Barone and Frank Nelson took off their shirts to make skin-to-skin contact with the newborn. A photo of the tender moment with the new born went viral, but the two Canadian dads were appalled...

Mudslide Barrels Through Town as Festival Was in Full Swing

Mudslide causes 'very significant' damage in Bardonecchia, Italy, but so far, no major injuries

(Newser) - Officials in a popular vacation town in the Italian Alps are now organizing a major cleanup job and searching for any possible missing people after a mountain mudslide came barreling through over the weekend. The AP reports that the streets of Bardonecchia are now coated in mud and debris after...

Deadly Cheese Collapse Sounded Like Thunder

Italian cheesemaker was crushed under thousands of falling cheese wheels

(Newser) - A beloved cheesemaker in northern Italy died Sunday night, crushed under thousands of wheels of his own product. Authorities say a shelf broke while 74-year-old Giacomo Chiapparini was in a cheese warehouse in the Lombardy region, starting a domino effect that caused around 25,000 wheels of hard cheese, each...

Crews Rescue Migrants After Shipwrecks

Italy reports woman, child died in attempted Mediterranean crossing

(Newser) - Dozens of migrants were dramatically rescued by Italy as they foundered in the sea or clung to a rocky reef Sunday after three boats launched by smugglers from northern Africa shipwrecked in rough waters in separate incidents over the weekend. Survivors said some 30 fellow migrants were missing from capsized...

Police Spot Mob Fugitive Among Soccer Fans

Italian suspect is picked up in Corfu after celebrating hometown team's title

(Newser) - Hometown passion for this year's soccer champions from Naples has betrayed the hideout of a longtime crime fugitive from Italy, who was captured while riding a motor scooter on a Greek island, Italian police said Saturday. Naples-based Carabinieri paramilitary police said the man, who was on Italy's list...

Venice May Soon Be Labeled 'Endangered'

City isn't doing enough to counter risk of damage from tourists, climate change, UNESCO says

(Newser) - Venice isn't doing enough to protect its cultural heritage, according to experts at UNESCO, who are recommending that the Italian city and its lagoon be added to a list of endangered World Heritage sites. Mass tourism, overdevelopment, and rising sea levels linked to climate change put the site at...

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