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
Corrupt and inconsistent mob-controlled garbage collection in Naples, Italy, has left the city swimming in uncollected trash and with little hope of a resolution.
Sep 5, 2008 The Los Angeles Times
The first new bridge over Venice's Grand Canal in 70 years will open next month, but no no fanfare and without ceremony. Locals are calling off events to protest the bridge's many delays and cost overruns.
Aug 28, 2008 The Times