Fendi leads Milan trends with feminine silhouettes for men

MILAN (AP) — Milan menswear designers seem to have decided on the answer, but the question remains: Have the pandemic lockdowns emboldened men to embrace a more feminine silhouette, including skirts, mini-dresses and cape coats? The Milan Fashion Week of previews for next winter and fall continued for the second day Saturday, with guests enjoying … Read more

Sharon Stone takes in Dolce&Gabbana at relaxed Milan fashion.

MILAN (AP) — Front-rows of A-listers and shoulder-to-shoulder seating gave Milan Fashion Week a pre-pandemic air. So far this week, Sharon Stone has sat appraisingly at Dolce & Gabbana, Rihanna and A$AP Rocky have rocked Gucci, and Kim Kardashian wore Prada, at Prada. After two years of digital-physical mix, social distancing and travel restrictions that … Read more

Letizia Battaglia, who shot life and death in Palermo, dies.

ROME (AP) — Letizia Battaglia, an Italian photographer who documented the arrests of Mafia bosses and the bodies of their victims, has died in her native Sicilian city of Palermo. She was 87. Among the authorities announcing her death was Palermo Mayor Leoluca Orlando, who stood vigil next to her coffin during her wake in … Read more

Pompeii: Rebirth of Italy’s dead city that nearly died again

POMPEII, Italy (AP) — In a few horrible hours, Pompeii was turned from a vibrant city into an ash-embalmed wasteland, smothered by a furious volcanic eruption in AD 79. Then in this century, the excavated Roman city appeared alarmingly close to a second death, assailed by decades of neglect, mismanagement and scant systematic maintenance of … Read more

3D video replaces huge sets in Verona as full operas resume

VERONA, Italy (AP) — The Verona Arena amphitheater in northern Italy has returned to staging full operas for the first time since the pandemic — but with one big difference. The monumental sets that normally fill the vast amphitheater stage have been replaced by dynamic, 3D images broadcast on huge LED screens, recreating a Sicilian … Read more

Letizia Battaglia, who shot life and death in Palermo, died.

ROME — Letizia Battaglia, an Italian photographer documenting the arrest of a mafia boss and the bodies of his victims. died in Palermo which is her hometown in Sicily. She is 87 years old. Among the officials who announced her death was Palermo Mayor Leo Luca Orlando, who stood guard by her coffin as she … Read more

3D video replaces the big scene in Verona as the full opera resumes.

Verona, Italy — The Verona Arena Amphitheater in northern Italy has returned to full opera for the first time since the pandemic. But there is one big difference. The gigantic scenes that would normally fill a vast amphitheatre stage have been replaced by dynamic 3D images broadcast on large LED screens, recreating a Sicilian village … Read more