ROME - With the Jubilee imminent, it is a boom season for pilgrimage. In Rome, pedestrian paths to the four major basilicas will be established as if to confirm that there is a synergy between sweat and spirituality.
Rome—A Syrian-born billionaire, Wafic Said, played a key role in ultimately unsuccessful negotiations to sell a controversial Italian spyware manufacturer to the government of Saudi Arabia.
ROME — Mauro Floriani, an ex- Finance police officer and husband of the MP Alessandra Mussolini, granddaughter of Il Duce, has reached a plea bargain with the court trying him for child prostitution. He had previously pleaded guilty to being a client of the under-aged prostitution ring located in the upmarket Parioli district..
ROME - The Roman judiciary has shelved the investigation on the mysterious disappearances and reported murders of Emanuela Orlandi and Mirella Gregori, which took place respectively on June 22 and May 7 1983.
VENICE - As a residential fellow at the Fondazione Giorgio Cini in Venice, I was invited to the press opening of “The Menagerie of Wonders,” the Foundation’s temporary exhibition of the Roman mosaic of Lod, which opened to the public on Friday.
MONTESCAGLIOSO — At the agrifarm L’orto di Lucania, I was invited to partake in a cookery course to learn the hallowed secrets of making authentic pasta such as cavatelli and orecchiette.