(ANSA) - Rome, July 16 - People throughout Italy wilted under the blazing sunshine Friday as a heat wave that has been stewing the country for over a week approached its peak.
Electricity consumption reached its highest level so far Friday, largely because of air conditioners being bumped up to (Read more...)
(ANSA) - Rome, July 16 - The following is a city-by-city guide to some of Italy's art exhibitions:
COMO - Villa Olmo: Pieter Paul Rubens, 25 works plus 40 by painters of his circle including Van Dyck, Jordaens, Thulden; until July 25:
FLORENCE - Uffizi and Palazzo Pitti: Caravaggio and (Read more...)
(ANSA) - Rome, July 16 - Italy's Valentino Rossi still holds out hopes of retaining his MotoGP world title ahead of his lightning return to competition at Sunday's German Grand Prix, just six weeks after breaking his right leg.
Rossi has slipped from second to seventh in the standings with (Read more...)
(ANSA) - Brussels, July 16 - Premier Silvio Berlusconi's government will not fall and be replaced by a broad coalition which would include opposition parties, Justice Minister Angelino Alfano said on Friday.
"In our country, people sometime think of democracy as a sort of videogame so that you can switch (Read more...)
(ANSA) - Rome, July 16 - Rome's Borghese Gallery and three Roman churches will stay open all night this Saturday to let Caravaggio fans admire his works on the 400th anniversary of the Italian Baroque artist's death.
The five famous Caravaggios in the Borghese have been joined for a current (Read more...)
(ANSA) - Rome, July 16 - Two Ancient Roman statues of Venus, ten frescoes from Pompeii, an assortment of Greek vases and drinking cups and dozens of ancient Sardinian 'nuragic' warrior statuettes were among 337 antiquities recovered by Italy's art cops and displayed in the Colosseum Friday.
"This is one (Read more...)
(ANSA) - Rome, July 16 - For the seventh week in a row Italy's popular SuperEnalotto game is offering the world's biggest jackpot, with 100 million euros up for grabs in Saturday night's draw.
No one claimed the 99-million-euro jackpot in Thursday night's draw where the biggest win was 662,000 (Read more...)