Italy Correspondent for The Independent
Sistine Chapel to ‘sing’ with new LED lights designed to bring Michelangelo’s masterpiece out of the shadows
01 October 2014 07:19 PM
7,000 will be placed around the chapel to bathe it in stronger – but also gentler – light
29 September 2014 08:10 PM
Council workers sent an open letter to the Hollywood star asking him to support their cause
27 September 2014 07:53 PM
Actor is joined by A-listers including Bono, Anna Wintour, Matt Damon and Robert DeNiro as he bids farewell to bachelorhood
26 September 2014 06:57 PM
Tight security grips Venice as A-list stars fly in for the celebrity wedding of the year
25 September 2014 12:00 AM
A masterpiece by Leonardo da Vinci has revealed new details and symbolism following a major restoration by experts in Florence.
19 September 2014 06:24 PM
Priests in Italy have been warned to keep to church guidelines
18 September 2014 12:00 AM
Being an “starchitect” isn’t always easy – at least not in Italy. While New York is celebrating star designer Daniel Libeskind’s work at Ground Zero, locals in Como have snubbed plans for a 20-metre high Libeskind monument in the middle of their famous lake.
11 September 2014 07:43 PM
Dilipidated roads, crumbling buildings and commercial hoardings scarring the 'ugly' city
05 September 2014 08:47 PM
'I cannot always live under escort,' says Mesrar as she resigned her post
05 September 2014 12:00 AM
For thousands of Italians making the regular 300-mile trip between Milan and Rome, it seemed to good to be true when not one, but two high-speed rail services emerged in the past few years to whisk them to their destinations. The journey time was slashed from six hours to three and the existence of rival firms meant low prices. But not for the first time the dream of fair competition and a better deal for consumers is turning sour.
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