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  • What Is Prosecco Wine?

    05/19/2024 12:37:13 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 18 replies
    theSpruceEats ^ | 1/7/24 | Stacy Slinkard
    Prosecco is Italy's answer to champagne—a white sparkling wine that's available from dry to semi-sweet. Prosecco has protected status to ensure quality and is only produced in the Veneto region in northeast Italy. The bright and effervescent wine features flavors of melon, pear, and honeysuckle, and is lovely for toasts, sipping, pairing with foods, and making cocktails. It is relatively low in alcohol.
  • The Diabolical Things Benito Mussolini Did During His Reign

    05/15/2024 11:37:45 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 38 replies
    Beneath the azure skies of the Mediterranean, a dark cloud of tyranny and violence gathered. This was Fascist Italy, a nation where Benito Mussolini's iron-fisted rule smothered the voice of dissent and liberty. It was a time marked by the infamous years between the 1920s and 1940s, where the boot of fascism stomped upon the face of humanity. One cannot forget the bombing of Guernica on April 26, 1937, a horrific act of aggression during the Spanish Civil War. Orchestrated by the German Luftwaffe with support from the Italian Aviazione Legionaria and the Corpo Truppe Volontarie, which comprised regular army...
  • Portugal is no longer a problem for Europe

    05/13/2024 8:52:35 PM PDT · by Cronos · 5 replies
    El Pais ^ | 13 May 2024 | Terexia Constenla
    The economy is experiencing a golden moment thanks to exports and tourism after cleaning up its accounts. But the country has paid a price in migration of qualified workers and reduction of public services. Ten years after the departure of the “men in black” — the international managers of the European Commission, International Monetary Fund and European Central Bank who cleaned up Portugal’s accounts with a machete, the country has emerged as the most diligent student in southern Europe. In 2023, for the first time, public debt fell below 100% of GDP (it stood at 98.7%) and there was a...
  • Eric Adams too sick to visit migrant school in Italy — as language school offers advice to NYC

    05/13/2024 7:57:06 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | 05/12/2024 | Craig McCarthy and Alex Oliveira
    Mayor Eric Adams called out sick on the third day of his weekend visit to Rome – cancelling a tour of an Italian school teaching migrants the local language to help them assimilate to society. Adams, who left for the Eternal City on Thursday and is due back in the Big Apple on Monday, seemed the image of health earlier in his trip, but fell ill and was coughing before his visit to the school Sunday and decided to cancel. Hizzoner was due to tour the Sant’Egidio Community, which is housed in a 1700s building in Rome’s Piazza di Santa...
  • Iron Age necropolis that predates Rome unearthed near Naples

    05/07/2024 8:33:33 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 3 replies
    Live Science ^ | May 6, 2024 | Tom Metcalfe
    An ancient necropolis discovered near Naples, Italy was used to bury the dead about 2,800 years ago, around the time the city of Rome was founded about 100 miles (161 kilometers) to the northwest.The discovery gives researchers a rare insight into the Iron Age cultures that existed before the Roman domination of the region. The astonishing finds near the town of Amorosi, about 30 miles (48 km) northeast of Naples, include 88 burials in "pit tombs" of both men and women.The men were typically buried with weapons, whereas the women were often buried with bronze ornaments, including bracelets, pendants, brooches...
  • New Law Allows Pro-Lifers to Enter Abortion Clinics [semi-satire]

    04/28/2024 11:39:18 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 April 2024 | John Semmens
    Italy's Senate passed a law which allows regions to permit groups "with a qualified experience supporting motherhood" to have access to women considering abortions at public clinics. Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni said "allowing those with a pro-life message into abortion clinics is intended to fully inform women. I believe that we must guarantee a free choice and I believe that to make a free choice you need to have all the necessary information." Silvana Agatone, president of the pro-choice association LAIGA, objected to the law saying "these pro-life advocates don't have the medical training or the credentials to give accurate...
  • Italy passes law allowing pro-life groups access to abortion clinics

    04/24/2024 9:42:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    Euro News ^ | April 24, 2024 | staff
    Opponents of the amendment question the wisdom of allowing medically unqualified groups access to women considering an abortion but the government counters the move is designed so prospective patients can be better informed. Italy’s Senate has passed legislation which allows regions to permit groups “with a qualified experience supporting motherhood” to have access to women considering abortions at public clinics. For the right-wing government, the amendment fulfils the original intent of the 1978 law legalising abortion, known as Law 194, which includes provisions to prevent the procedure and support motherhood. But some in the medical profession have questioned the wisdom...
  • Rare volcanic vortex rings puff out of Mount Etna

    04/07/2024 2:43:29 PM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    STORY: Volcanic vortex rings are natural, near-perfect circles of gas emitted from a volcano under specific conditions and scientists say Mount Etna emits more than any other volcano on earth. It is a relatively rare phenomenon caused by a constant release of vapours and gases. The gaseous mass ascends rapidly through the central part of the conduit, promoting the formation of rings by wrapping the gas upon itself in a vortex motion. Giuseppe Barbagallo, of the South Etna Alpine Guides Group, said the last time this happened at the Etna volcano was last December. The rings have led locals to...
  • Lord of the Rings: Rare Display of Vortex Rings over Italy's Mount Etna Dazzles Observers

    04/08/2024 11:37:39 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 7 replies
    The Debrief ^ | APRIL 8, 2024 | MICAH HANKS
    A rare spectacle appeared in the sky over Sicily’s Mount Etna recently, as huge smoky vortex rings were spotted rising above the massive volcano. The largest volcano currently active in Europe, Mount Etna rises to a height of 10,902 feet (3,323 meters), making it both the tallest volcano on the continent, in addition to being the most active. Visitors to the area recently spotted the volcano producing unusual circles of what appeared to be smoke, known as vortex rings, which are actually the result of condensed gases from deep underground that make their way to the surface. Once they manifest...
  • It’s ethnic discrimination to force NYC pizzerias, matzah-makers to comply with ‘green’ edict: new bill (only 6.82 years left)

    03/31/2024 3:48:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 17 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/31/24 | Carl Campanile
    It’s ethnic discrimination to force Big Apple pizzerias and matzah-makers to cut the smoky pollutants from their wood- and coal-fired ovens, according to a new bill sponsored by a state lawmaker. Assemblyman Sam Pirozzolo (R-Staten Island) told the Post that his proposed law would exempt businesses — some of them legendary local establishments — from a controversial city green edict that orders them to reduce such emissions by 75%. “I’m trying to stop discrimination against ethnic restaurants. These misguided laws go against businesses that cook ethnic cuisine,” Pirozzolo said. “A cop just got killed. People are getting thrown in front...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Leading Italian bishop, Vatican newspaper pay tribute to ‘Via Crucis of a Gay Boy’

    03/27/2024 2:27:03 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 8 replies
    Catholic Culture ^ | March 26, 2024 | Catholic World News
    [Catholic Caucus] Leading Italian bishop, Vatican newspaper pay tribute to ‘Via Crucis of a Gay Boy’The Vatican newspaper has published Bishop Francesco Savino’s preface to Via Crucis di un ragazzo gay [Via Crucis of a Gay Boy], a new book by Luigi Testa, an Italian law professor.Appointed a bishop in 2015, Bishop Savino has been the vice president of the Italian Episcopal Conference since 2022. Father Sergio Massironi, an official of the Dicastery for the Promoting Integral Human Development, contributed an afterword to the book.In conjunction with Bishop Savino’s preface—which focused more on the prelate’s own reflections than on the...
  • Italy intercepts Russian planes over Baltic Sea, defence sources say

    03/29/2024 12:25:48 PM PDT · by McGruff · 23 replies
    REUTERS ^ | March 29, 2024
    The Italian airforce said on Friday it intercepted unidentified aircraft flying over international waters in the Baltic Sea, and two defence sources in Rome identified them as Russian planes. The two interceptions were carried out on Thursday and Friday morning by Italian Eurofighter jets based in the Polish base of Malbork as part of a NATO air policing mission, a statement said. After completing their activity, the Italian jets returned to the Polish base, the airforce added, without giving further details.
  • Excavations of 7,000-year-old Underwater Village Reveal Use of Advanced Nautical Technology

    03/21/2024 8:35:10 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 40 replies
    The Debrief ^ | March 20, 2024 | Christopher Plain
    Archaeological excavations off the coast of Rome in the Mediterranean Sea reveal that Stone Age people living over 7,000 years ago utilized sophisticated manufacturing techniques and advanced nautical technology in the construction and operation of their seafaring vessels.According to an analysis published in the journal PLOS ONE, the ancient seafaring vessels discovered at the site are the oldest ever found in the Mediterranean, which may offer "invaluable insights" into the technological sophistication employed by Neolithic navigators...According to the researchers, they found five dugout canoes in the ancient lakeshore village of La Marmotta near the coast of Rome, Italy, dating from...
  • Marmore, the Highest and Oldest Artificial Waterfall in Europe, Created by the Romans

    03/04/2024 5:02:43 PM PST · by SunkenCiv · 12 replies
    Arkeonews ^ | March 4, 2024 | Leman Altuntas
    Approximately eight kilometers away from the town of Terni in Umbria, Italy, there is a waterfall that is one of the highest waterfalls in Europe: Cascata delle Marmore or the Marmore's Falls.In reality, this waterfall is not natural. The waterfall is the world's tallest man-made waterfall, standing 541 feet tall (165 meters). Its towering presence is a 2,000-year-old testament to human engineering.Romans created in 271 BC the former hydraulic system and the shape of the waterfall. During the Roman era, the River Velino had become vastly enlarged and had created a vast swathe of swamp-like, stagnant water. This unhealthy wetland...
  • Models pelted with garbage during fashion show to simulate online hate and 'verbal brutality'

    03/01/2024 12:23:02 PM PST · by Twotone · 10 replies
    The Blaze ^ | February 29, 2024 | Andrew Chapados
    A Milan fashion show featured clothing models having trash — including food and drinks — thrown at them by audience members in an effort by the designer to simulate online commentary. Designer Beate Karlsson created the new, garbage-covered line for Avavav, for which she is the creative director. The company describes itself as an independent fashion house "striving for creative freedom, driven by humor, entertainment and design evolution." Creative freedom might be an understatement for Karlsson's recent show during Milan Fashion Week, where models had drinks, discarded food wrappers, and other garbage thrown at them on the runway. The performance...
  • Roman funerary altar found partially buried in Torre river

    02/26/2024 11:58:41 AM PST · by SunkenCiv · 10 replies
    Heritage Daily ^ | February 22, 2024 | Mark Milligan
    Archaeologists have recovered a Roman funerary altar which was found partially buried in the Torree river in the municipality of San Vito al Torre, Italy.The discovery was made by Ervino Silvestri after he noticed a block of partially exposed limestone and contacted the local authorities.Archaeologists from the ABAP FVG Superintendency conducted a series of excavations to not only free the monument, but gain further information about the surrounding archaeological stratigraphy.A preliminary examination dates the altar to the Imperial Era (31 BC – AD 476), which has been found almost completely intact except for the upper right corner.On the front is...
  • World’s Oldest Known Decimal Point Discovered in Italy

    02/25/2024 2:44:01 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 44 replies
    Greek Reporter ^ | February 25, 2024 | Abdul Moeed
    Newly discovered notes from 15th-century Italy show that the decimal point is actually 150 years older than what historians previously believed. Decimal points may seem basic, but they’re incredibly helpful in math. They divide whole numbers into tenths, hundredths, and thousandths, which makes calculations a lot easier compared to using fractions. Some forms of decimals have been around since the 900s in Damascus and the 1200s in China, as reported by Live Science. A solid system of decimals didn’t become fully established until 1593. This happened when the German mathematician Christopher Clavius included decimals in astronomical work. However, recent studies...
  • Italian TV just aired this skit mocking Joe Biden and his cognitive decline

    02/25/2024 6:09:02 AM PST · by Red Badger · 37 replies
    Twitter - X - / CitizenFreePress ^ | 25 February 2024 | Staff
    They have it down pat! VIDEO AT LINK............. Remember they are a NATO partner................
  • Huge Atlas statue to guard Sicily's Temple of Zeus once more

    07/15/2020 8:04:50 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 20 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | Lorenzo Tondo
    A colossal statue of Atlas, buried for centuries among ancient ruins, will soon take its rightful place among the ancient Greek temples of Agrigento on Sicily. The city's archaeological park announced that the artwork, one of the most celebrated sculptures on the island, will be raised upright in front of the Temple of Zeus. In Greek mythology, Atlas was a Titan or god who was forced to bear the sky on his shoulders after being defeated by Zeus, one of the next generation of gods called Olympians. The statue, eight metres high and built in the 5th century BC, was...
  • Archaeology, new findings from excavations in the Valley of the Temples [translated from Italian by Google translate]

    08/11/2023 8:33:26 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Sicilian Region Institutional Portal ^ | August 8, 2023 | Presidency of the Region
    A very rich votive deposit made up of at least sixty terracotta statuettes, protomes and female busts, oil lamps and small vases, bronze fragments, mixed with a large number of bones: this is what emerged during the excavations in the Valley of the Temples, in House VII b, which forms part of the housing complex north of the temple of Juno. The campaign is entirely financed and supported by the Sicilian Region through the Archaeological Park, directed by Roberto Sciarratta, and is led by the archaeologist Maria Concetta Parello. The finds allow us to understand the dynamics of the destruction...