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  • News to use: Travel tips and trips

    News to use: Travel tips and trips
    Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently: You could spend Thanksgiving or Christmas in Italy for just $1,339 per person double occupancy with a Rome and Florence package from...
  • Restoration work to go on at Rome's Colosseum after last battle

    Restoration work to go on at Rome's Colosseum after last battle
    Italian authorities gave the thumbs-up to the company restoring Rome's Colosseum - once the site of gladiator fights and re-enactments of Roman battles - to carry on their work after a dispute with a rival for the contract. The task is one of several...
  • Venice Film Festival To Open With Alejandro G. Inarritu's 'Birdman'

    ROME - Alejandro G. Inarritu's "Birdman or the Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance," toplining Michael Keaton, will open the Venice Film Festival. The black comedy, about a washed-up actor (Keaton) who once played an iconic superhero and must overcome his ego...
  • Cinecittà World Theme Park Designed By Dante Ferretti Unveiled in Rome

    ROME - Rome's long-in-the-works $300 million Cinecittà World theme park, designed by multiple-Oscar-winning production designer designer Dante Ferretti and based on films shot at the famed studios, including "Ben Hur," several by Federico Fellini, and...
  • Italy's Post Office president sees sale 'after November'

    ROME (Reuters) - The Italian government's sale of 40 percent of the postal service Poste Italiane will take place after November, the company's president said on Tuesday in the latest indication that the listing slated for this year may be pushed back....
  • Italy hits resistance to softer European spending rules

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Italy and its allies will receive no special leeway in meeting EU budget rules, European officials agreed on Tuesday, as Germany resisted attempts to soft-pedal on long-promised spending reforms. Italy, leading a drive for greater...
  • Exploring Jewish history in Europe

    Rome, on the banks of the Tiber River not far from the Mediterranean Sea, is an excellent starting place to explore European Jewish history. Home to a Jewish community of 13,000 that has lived here since the second century B.C., the city offers many...
  • Rome Film Fest To Slim Down Lineup, Eliminate Juries, And Focus On Emerging Directors

    ROME - After a long period of silence, during which it suffered a date change and a budget cut, the Rome Film Festival has announced it will have a slimmer lineup during its upcoming October 16-25 ninth edition, and no international juries for most of its...
  • Italy's RAI Cinema Boasts Banner Year But Continues To Cut Back On Hollywood Pics

    ROME - Italy's RAI Cinema is having a banner year, commanding a 15% box office share for the first half of 2014, which makes pubcaster RAI's film unit the number two Italian distributor after Warner Bros. However Hollywood titles continue to be a low...
  • Marcello Franchini, 1921–2014

    Marcello Franchini, an Italian immigrant who met his American wife while on a train ride from Paris to Rome, came to Chicago in the 1950s and opened a boutique with his bride on the Gold Coast. La Colonna, named for a monument in Rome where Mr....
  • Nothing like gladiator school for family mayhem

    Nothing like gladiator school for family mayhem
    It's not often you step out of a chauffeured Mercedes and cheerfully answer "yes" when asked if you are "Ready to die?" On a recent visit to Rome, my son, Ewan, 11, and I enrolled in one of several gladiator schools that offer tourists a chance to learn...