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  • Centered on art and fashion this metropolis has something for everyone! Its breathtaking gothic Cathedral, or Duomo is a must visit! If fashion is your forte, Milan is regarded as one of the world’s fashion capitals and is synonymous with Italian fashion brands. Plus, in this period of the year, many hotels and resorts will welcome you with special offers and discounted rates. Start planning your trip to Milan!
  • Life & People
    Juidith Harris(March 23, 2016)
    This Easter Holy Week is marked by sorrow for the deaths in Spain of young students, including seven Italian girls, in a tragic bus accident, and by the wanton terrorist violence in Brussels. But the ancient traditions continue with, first and foremost, religious celebrations that honor the past but also reflect changing times. And after Easter comes the fun of "Pasquetta."
  • It’s your gateway to Italy and one of the most beautiful cities in the world. There is something for everyone in the “Eternal City”—history, art, great food and a warm weather. Plus, in this period of the year, many hotels and resorts will welcome you with special offers and discounted rates. Start planning your trip to Rome!
  • Among the the European Union's 28 members, all but Italy and a handful of East European countries do not yet recognize civil unions, and the EU has been prodding Italy toward taking action. This Thursday the Italian Parliament begins debate on a divisive bill that would make civil unions fully legal, over Catholic opposition.
  • The problems related to migration still capture headlines, but Italy is successfully spearheading the European Union toward revision of its outmoded ruling that migrants apply for asylum solely in the country of first entry. Migration compensates for the declining birth rate, and migrants also have success stories.
  • Facts & Stories
    Judith Harris(January 08, 2016)
    After a wave of scandals dubbed “Mafia Capital” has forced the mayor of Rome to resign, a police chief from Milan will tend city hall until new elections in city hall next year. In this, some see Rome as the “immoral capital” of Italy, and Milan, its moral capital. True or not, shaped by diverse history and geography, each city in its way is profoundly Italian
  • Art & Culture
    Martha Ciampi(January 07, 2016)
    Back in 1992 Rome-based correspondent David Willey published his book God’s Politician, reflecting his 50 trips worldwide with Pope John Paul II. Another of his books, Italians, was the result of his 10-part BBC series on fascinating individuals from all over Italy. Now his latest book, "The Promise of Francis, about Pope Francis", has just been published by Simon & Schuster. Here is our exclusive interview with David Willey about his experience of covering the Vatican for the BBC for forty years.
  • Op-Eds
    (November 13, 2015)
    All eyes this week were turned across the Tiber and toward St. Peter's, where Pope Francis has stumbled twice in the past 10 days, and the Church itself has been bruised by two new books which document alleged grave financial abuse inside the Vatican. The Church has launched a probe into the two Italian authors over revelations of confidential documents, but for some the issue at stake is freedom of the Italian press.

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