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Scientists Urge Year-Round Summertime to Reduce Energy Costs

Italian researchers are urging the government to implement summertime throughout the entire year to save energy costs, lessen pollution, and promote public health. Like the majority of nations, Italy also sets its clocks one hour forward in the spring and...

Corinthian Ship from 7th Century BC Found in Magna Graecia, Italy

A ship of Greek ceramics from the 7th century BC, discovered in Italy in 2019, sheds new light on Magna Graecia, the area of southern Italy that was founded by ancient Greeks. The ship, submerged at 780 meters depth,...

August 15th 1940: Italians Torpedo Greek Cruiser Elli as a Precursor to War

It was August 15, 1940 when the Italian submarine 'Delfino' torpedoed and sank the Greek light cruiser 'Elli' at Tinos' port during the Word War II. World War II had been raging for almost a year in Europe, with Greece...

DNA Study Finds Etruscans Originated From Steppes—Not Anatolia

The mystery of the origins of the Etruscan people—the center of an enigma that stretches back millennia—has recently been solved, due to the miracles of DNA testing. But in effect, the answer the scientists uncovered only prompts more questions...

Nearly-Intact Pompeii Chariot Among the Greatest Archaeological Finds

The Pompeii chariot, once drawn by four horses as part of splendid ceremonies, was one of the greatest archaeological finds of the entire year of 2021 in the city destroyed nearly two thousand years ago in a cataclysmic volcanic...

The Greek Orthodox Monastery Thriving in Catholic Italy

A Greek Orthodox monastery, founded more than one thousand years ago is thriving just south of Rome, Italy in the epicenter of Catholicism. 

Melting Glacier Shifts Swiss-Italy Border

As a result of a melting glacier in the Alps, the border between Italy and Switzerland has shifted, putting the location of an Italian mountain lodge in dispute. The borderline in dispute runs along a drainage divide, the point at...

Mount Etna Collapse “Could Trigger Tsunami” in Greece’s Ionian Sea

Mount Etna in Sicily, Europe’s biggest active volcano, is slipping eastwards into the sea, and scientists fear that it could trigger a catastrophic tsunami. Scientists are concerned that the slow movements that have been measured on Mount Etna’s southeastern flank...

The Mystery of the Riace Bronzes, Ancient Greek Statues Found in Italy

The mystery over the Riace Bronzes, two magnificent ancient Greek statues, remains almost half a century after the day they were recovered off the coast of the Italian region of Calabria in August of 1972. To this day, archaeologists and...

Popular Italian Holiday Resort Bans Walking Around in Bikinis

The Italian holiday resort of Sorrento, near Naples, has banned bikinis and bare torsos with fines of up to 500 euros ($507) handed out to those who fail to comply with the new rules. The ban forbids people in bikinis...