Gianfranco Nitti

 ROME – A serious episode of censorship has been carried out by Italian national public broadcaster RAI television against Senator Nicola Morra, President of the Anti-Mafia Commission of the Italian Parliament.

27 Nov 2020
Cesira Colleluori

 ROME – When residents of the southern Italian town of Siculiana saw a preview screening of A Black Jesus – the new documentary that casts them in the spotlight – they “cried like babies.”

 That is not because they were unhappy with the way they were portrayed, the film’s director and cinematographer Luca Lucchesi tells Italian Insider.

 This year, for the first time in the history of the small Sicilian village in the province of Agrigento, the annual religious procession involving the black Christ statue could not go ahead.

27 Nov 2020
Cesira Colleluori

 ROME – Almost four years after his body was found in a ditch by the side of a Cairo highway, two witnesses have revealed they saw Egyptian security agents kidnap Italian Ph.D. student Giulio Regeni, judicial sources said on Friday.

27 Nov 2020
Insider reporters

 ROME – The old tradition of asking tourists to toss a coin for luck in the Trevi Fountain has evidently been refined by a branch of the Banco di Sardegna bank next to the fabled tourist site where the manager keeps turned on a defective ATM machine that debits accounts of those using their cards without giving them the cash billed to their bank accounts.

27 Nov 2020
INSIDER NEWSDESK

 ROME – Italian cult actress and screenwriter Daria Nicolodi has died at the age of 70, her daughter Asia Argento announced in an Instagram post.

27 Nov 2020
Cesira Colleluori

 NAPLES – Thousands of grieving Neapolitans poured out into the city’s streets to honour the memory of Argentine soccer hero Diego Armando Maradona, who led Napoli to two Serie A titles – in 1987 and 1990 - as well as the 1989 UEFA Cup victory.

 Napoli fans gathered in front of the Maradona mural in a square in the Spanish Quarter, lighting dozens of candles following news of his death.

26 Nov 2020
Insider View

  For an appointment for a haircut, call the maestro, Domenico at 338 7773396. His state-of-the art barber shop is at Piazza Pollarola, just before Campo di Fiori when coming from Piazza Navona. 

26 Nov 2020
Insider reporters

 “It is impossible to see those deformed figures, and not feel moved. They have been dead for eighteen centuries, but they are human beings seen in their agony. This is not art, it is not imitation; these are their bones, the remains of their flesh and their clothes mixed with plaster, it is the pain of death that takes on body and form.

25 Nov 2020
MARGARET STENHOUSE

 ROME – Bad timing hit the eagerly awaited “Torlonia Marbles: Collecting Masterpieces” exhibition, forced to close due to pandemic restrictions only three weeks after it opened on Oct. 14.

25 Nov 2020

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