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

Thousands march in Rome to protest workplace vaccine rule

ROME (AP) — Thousands of demonstrators marched down Rome’s famous Via Veneto and other streets on Saturday, some smashing their way into a union office and clashing with police as they protested Italy’s new “Green Pass” vaccination requirement for employees to enter their offices. The certification is mandatory beginning on Oct. 15 and applies to … Read more

Biden arrives in Rome as domestic agenda still unfulfilled

ROME (AP) — President Joe Biden promised to show the world that democracies can work. to meet the challenges of the 21st century. As he prepares to push that message at a pair of global summits, his case could hinge on what’s happening in Washington, where he was struggling to finalize a major domestic legislative … 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

How Via Margutta Became A Destination For Art And Genius In Rome

Via Margutta. getty “My grandfather liked to say, ‘All roads lead to Via Margutta,’” notes Valentina Moncada di Paternò, a prominent art historian and art advisor, whose family played a pivotal role in the street’s cultural development. Some of the biggest names of the 20th century made their way to this ivied haven in the … 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

Italy’s virus center battles massive deaths partially hidden

BERGAMO, Italy (AP) — Bishop’s last blessing. Without flowers, no hugs, Francesca Steffanoni and her mother rushed out of Bergamo’s main cemetery. Their farewell took no more than 5 minutes. Bergamo is the center of Lombardy’s most affected province. which is the hardest hit region of Italy which is home to hundreds of coronavirus deaths … Read more

Indigenous representatives hold first talks with Pope Francis in Rome | Indigenous rights news

Warning: The story below contains details of the residential school that may be offensive. Canadian Indian Residential School Survivors and Family Crisis Lines are available 24 hours a day at 1-866-925-4419 Rome, Italy – Members of the indigenous delegation from Canada held their first meeting with Pope Francis in the Italian capital. While discussing the … Read more