Milan's six-month-old congestion charge, indirectly authorized by public referendum and by all measures successful in reducing traffic, crashes, and pollution, has been brought to an abrupt end by the successful appeal of a parking garage owner.
Aug 13, 2012 The New York Times - Europe
As the European financial crisis drags on, money for the continent's numerous architectural and historical resources remains limited. As a result, cities are looking for new revenue streams, including billboards and image rights.
Jul 13, 2012 The Washington Post
Elisabetta Povoledo reports on a long-term plan unveiled last week to protect Pompeii from the impact of nature, tourists, and organized crime.
Apr 9, 2012 The New York Times
Laura Allsop chronicles the controversial plans, which have caused consternation amongst heritage workers and restorers.
Jan 12, 2012 CNN
Chuck Wolfe admires the creative thinking which has reinvented the dramatic setting between two Italian hill towns.
Dec 14, 2011 The Atlantic Cities
The Milan apartment building will feature a tree on each balcony, at only 5% of the construction costs. Christopher Woodward takes us deeper into the project and others in the "living architecture" movement.
Oct 29, 2011 Financial Times
As floods increase and the tourist-focus of the city pervades, Venice, Italy is losing much of its charm -- and its native population.
Mar 3, 2011 Der Spiegel
The small town of Perugia, Italy has left its traffic worries behind by implementing various driving restrictions and transportation solutions like escalators and a "minimetro".
Feb 3, 2011 National Geographic
Rome has instituted a new tax on tourists aimed at building a fund to restore its crumbling infrastructure. But some worry it will drive tourists away.
Jan 18, 2011 Der Spiegel
Rome, a city steeped in history, is struggling to retain and protect its historical identity as the city modernizes and expands.
Jul 9, 2010 The New York Times