All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Italy’

Mozzarella Arrests Stun Italians

Imagine how you would feel if you found out that your favorite steak house had been serving you horse meat. Maybe that parallels how lots of folks in Italy feel after finding out that the cheese they have been buying as traditionally-made buffalo mozzarella has been being made with imported cow’s milk. The Italians take their mozzarella seriously. Seriously enough, …

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Mozzarella Arrests: This Really Happened.

Holy cow, but those Italian folks take their pizza cheese seriously. Fox News reports that 13 people were arrested in Italy for making subpar mozzarella cheese. But wait, it gets better. The entire thing started because some guy lost some fingers. This is not the premise of a Coen Brothers movie, though it should be. It all breaks down like …

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Island Of Poveglia Is Haunted…And For Sale

The Island of Poveglia, a short boat ride from Venice, Italy, is for sale despite the wide-spread rumors that the state-owned property is haunted. The Italian government is auctioning the island to offset the country’s debts and started bidding last month at $490,000. The auction ends today amidst high hopes that it will be turned from an abandoned island into …

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Sophia Loren Honored at Cannes Film Festival

International film star and Italy’s most renowned actress Sophia Loren has been named the Guest of Honor at the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival, which runs May 14-25 in Cannes, France. Aside from attending a screening of her new film, La Voce Umana (The Human Voice), which was directed by her son Edoardo Ponti, Loren, 79, will conduct a masterclass …

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Stolen Gauguin Painting Recovered in Italy

Two paintings stolen from a house in London in 1970 by renowned French artists Paul Gauguin and Pierre Bonnard were found hanging on an Italian autoworker’s kitchen wall. The unnamed Fiat mechanic bought the paintings at an auction for roughly $30 in 1975, not having any idea of their actual worth. The man had hung them in his kitchen in …

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Andrea Bocelli Weds Longtime Girlfriend

Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli married longtime companion Veronica Berti Friday, in the coastal town of Livorno, Italy. Bocelli, 55, had been dating Berti, 30, for 12 years, and the couple has a two-year-old daughter together named Virginia. The newlyweds married on their daughter’s second birthday. Singer-songwriter Bocelli was born on September, 22 1958 with with poor eyesight, and eventually went …

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Amanda Knox Saga: Meredith Kercher Forgotten?

The saga of Amanda Knox and Raffaele Sollecito is huge and intriguing. There’s murder, sex, lies, a possible government set up, and who knows what else. Are they guilty? Not guilty? Lying to keep each other safe or turning on each other? We may never know the whole story. However, there is one person that seems to be getting lost …

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Amanda Knox: Sollecito Questioning Her Innocence?

Amanda Knox just can’t catch a break. After being convicted last month for the now infamous 2007 murder of roommate Meredith Kercher, her ex-boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito is now admitting that he has questions about Knox’s behavior on the morning after Kercher’s murder, according to the Daily Mail. “Certainly I asked her questions,” Sollecito said in the interview for Italian TV, …

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Matteo Renzi: Does Italy’s Young PM Mean Business?

In Italian politics, it seems to be a literal representation of, “out with the old and in with the new”. Matteo Renzi, who was sworn in as Italy’s prime minister, is seen as a fresh-faced youngster. He is in fact the youngest Italian prime minister ever sworn in. At age 39, he’s not exactly a child, but some skeptics continue …

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John Durkin: Missing Student Found Dead in Rome

The Boston Globe reports sad news today: the Bates College junior from Rye Beach, New Hampshire who was reported missing on February 19th has now been reported dead. The 21-year-old was on a study-abroad trip along with 54 other students in Rome; the Italian Railway Police reported online that the body of a 21-year-old United States citizen had been found …

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Courteney Cox Vacations in Venice with New Boyfriend and Daughter Coco

Courteney Cox was recently spotted vacationing in Venice with new boyfriend Johnny McDaid and her nine-year-old daughter Coco. Cox, star of the television series Cougar Town and perhaps best known for her role on the long-running hit sitcom Friends, was introduced to McDaid a few months ago. Cox and McDaid, who plays piano and guitar in the alternative band Snow …

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Carolina Kostner Wins Bronze, Atones for Vancouver

Italy’s Carolina Kostner won the bronze medal in women’s figure skating in Sochi on Thursday. The 27-year-old native of Bolzano, Italy scored 74.12 points in the short program and 142.61 in the free skate for a total of 216.73. That put her in third place behind Russia’s surprise gold-medal winner Adelina Sotnikova (224.59 points) and South Korea’s Kim Yu-na (219.11 …

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