Monthly Archives: March 2012

Italians Get Sticker Shock at the Pump

Enrico Cioni, a 36-year-old high school teacher who lives near Venice, bought himself a red Alfa Romeo MiTo in 2010, figuring the sporty little hatchback would be fun to drive and save on gas. Instead, as Italy raised gas taxes … Continue reading Continue reading

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Divers recovering 5 bodies from Italy cruise wreck

Divers have recovered nearly all of the bodies from the wreck of the Costa Concordia, two months after the cruise ship struck a reef and capsized off Italy’s Tuscan coast. Italy’s Civil Protection Agency said that by early afternoon Monday … Continue reading

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Traveling In Italy Seduces Through The Ages

During the nineteenth century, traveling in Italy was considered one of the essential destinations for the grand tour of Europe. Travelers knew its aesthetic and educational aspects were the finishing touches to their cultural foray. They visited Naples, Rome, Venice … Continue reading

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Wareham’s Rachel Scheub makes friends in Italy via lost wallet

Rachel Scheub got an unexpected lesson in international relations last month after losing her wallet on a trip to Italy. The eighth-grader from Wareham, a student at the Rising Tide Charter School in Plymouth, had barely returned home when she … Continue reading

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Monti Targets Italy Labor Law Revamp as Jobless Youth Join Trapped Firemen

Riccardo Coladarci, a firefighter in Rome for seven years, is trapped and says now it’s time for him to be saved. His temporary job contract doesn’t offer sick days or vacation and pays about 9,000 euros ($12,000) a year, barely … Continue reading

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