Italy


There’s a sudden rush of interest in a game that’s been played for centuries in Florence, Italy: calcio storico. Sam Borden makes it a photo-filled splash story for the New York Times: FLORENCE,…











Apparently Mussolini is experiencing a renaissance in Italy: Via RawStory: Pasquale Moretti pulls the latest Benito Mussolini calendar off the shelf at his Rome cafe and flips it open to a photo…









College graduates in the United States might think it’s tough to land a decent job — and they’re right — but it’s a whole lot harder in Italy and other southern European…





From the Telegraph:

A road sign warning of prostitutes is confusing motorists in an Italian town.
The red-bordered triangular sign shows a scantily-clad woman, who is also carrying a handbag, in the city of Treviso in northern Italy.

The sign states ‘Attenzione Prostitute’ – seemingly warning people of prostitutes in the area.

Motorists and pedestrians have complained that the sign is ‘confusing’, saying they don’t know if it means to watch out for crossing hookers or if it means prostitutes operate in the area.


Move over Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, looks like the Old World had their fair share of these abominations. Christine Dell’Amore reports on National Geographic: Among the many medieval plague victims recently unearthed…