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
Plans to construct a new cargo port near Venice has some conservationists up in arms. They say the plans would exacerbate rising water levels and further endanger the flood-prone ancient city.
Sep 13, 2009 The Guardian
Through the use of infrared aerial photography, the lost ancient Roman city of Altinum has been found.
Aug 3, 2009 Der Spiegel
A new mapping project is creating a comprehensive 3D image of the catacombs beneath Rome.
May 7, 2009 BBC
This piece from the New York Times looks at a program in Italy the encourages children to walk to school.
Mar 27, 2009 The New York Times
Residents in Venice, Italy, are upset over a plan by the city to accept a $2.7 million subsidy from Coca Cola in exchange for placement of soda machines throughout the historic city.
Feb 24, 2009 BBC
Coriandoline, a housing development in Correggio, Italy, is the first to have been designed primarily by children. The award-winning neighborhood boasts themed houses and "built-in playability."
Jan 21, 2009 Radio Netherlands Worldwide
Chinese designers are flocking to Prato, Italy and forging a new sort of Chinatown that look more like modern-day China.
Jan 5, 2009 Chicago Tribune <http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/chi-090102-italy-china>
In Salemi, Italy, 3000 villas ravaged in a 1968 earthquake are now on the market for about U.S.$1.41. However, interested buyers must adhere to a number of stipulations, including a two-year deadline for development.
Sep 18, 2008 Newsweek