The Illinois based company Arma Lite latest advertisement depicting Michelangelo’s David holding a bolt-action rifle, with a caption that describes it as ‘A work of art’, has prompted a bitter reaction from the Italian Culture Minister Franceschini, as he considers the image to be offensive and to be violating the law.
It travels at speeds of up to 300 kilometers per hour between Milan, Rome and Naples. The new high-speed train is a welcomed novelty featuring innovative features, exclusive customer service and valuable traveling time. Most of all: it does not belong to the monopolistic, state-supported company 'Ferrovie dello Stato'. Is Italy finally going to open up to market competition in such a strategic sector as railway transportation?
On March 27 ENIT offered an Italian style “Aperitivo,” an occasion for lovers of Italy to come together and better understand the culture and the lifestyle of the boot-shaped country, and to discover Italy's up-and-coming areas and hidden gems.
St. John's University hosts a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition on Amerigo Vespucci and the merchants of Florence, shedding a light on the contribution of the Florentines to the world we live in, and especially the "New" one we call America.
August 15th is, next to Christmas, Easter and New Years, probably the most important holiday in Italy. On the day when Roman Catholics believe the Virgin Mary is supposed to have ascended to heaven, the entire country shuts and everybody parties.