Graffiti app could keep ancient walls clean in Florence

Mar 23, 2016

Graffiti app could keep ancient walls clean in Florence

The days of scribbling “I woz here” on Florence’s historic monuments are gone. From now on, would-be vandals will be able to graffiti via app instead, with their messages kept for posterity. “Welcome to Giotto’s Campanile!” reads a message on a digital tablet for ...

Italian saint's treasure trove sparks battle between Naples, church

Mar 6, 2016

Italian saint's treasure trove sparks battle between Naples, church

Thousands of protesters demonstrated in Naples on Saturday to prevent the Catholic Church from gaining any control over the treasure of a local saint, reputedly worth more than the British crown jewels. The protest was sparked by a decree issued by Interior Minister Angelino ...

Mar 3, 2016

Italian Mafia earnings from drugs rival Fiat's from cars: report

Italian mobsters make as much money trafficking narcotics in Italy as Fiat does selling cars, but without having to pay taxes, the anti-Mafia prosecutors office said Wednesday. Citing estimates by the United Nations Office on Narcotics and Crime, anti-Mafia prosecutors said that the narcotics ...

Feb 23, 2016

Italy agrees to let anti-Islamic State drones depart from Sicily

Italy has agreed to let armed U.S. drones take off from an air base in Sicily on a case-by-case basis for defensive missions against Islamic State militants in North Africa, Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said Tuesday. “If it is a matter of operations against ...