Rome's last 'Cinema Paradiso' of porn aims to outlast COVID-19

World Aug 29, 2020

Rome's last 'Cinema Paradiso' of porn aims to outlast COVID-19

It survived the advent of DVDs and the internet era of instant gratification. Now Rome's last remaining adult cinema says it is sure to also overcome its latest challenge as it grapples with the new coronavirus. Discreetly tucked away between upmarket apartments and hotels, a ...

Rediscovered shrine tied to Rome founder

World / Science & Health Feb 22, 2020

Rediscovered shrine tied to Rome founder

Archaeologists have discovered an ancient cenotaph that almost certainly commemorated the legendary founder of Rome, Romulus, buried in the heart of the Italian capital. A small chamber containing a simple sarcophagus and round stone block was found at the start of the last century beneath ...

Alitalia rescue hopes rise as Lufthansa looks set to step in

Business Oct 18, 2019

Alitalia rescue hopes rise as Lufthansa looks set to step in

Alitalia received a boost to its hopes of rescue on Thursday with signs that Lufthansa could take a stake in the Italian carrier, while Rome agreed to a €350 million ($389 million) bridging loan to ease immediate cash worries. Loss-making Alitalia has been run by ...

Italian quake toll nears 250 as rescuers struggle to find survivors

World Aug 25, 2016

Italian quake toll nears 250 as rescuers struggle to find survivors

The death toll from a devastating earthquake in central Italy rose to at least 247 people early on Thursday after rescue teams worked through the night to try to find survivors under the rubble of flattened towns. The magnitude-6.2 quake struck mountain communities 140 km ...

Rome's subway: the eternal project

World Apr 17, 2016

Rome's subway: the eternal project

In power for two years, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has initiated many reforms aimed at invigorating the anemic economy, including his flagship overhaul of the constitution, which was approved by parliament this past week. But the woes of a major infrastructure project right under ...