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Ancient Greek Temples in Southern Italy

The presence of Greeks in southern Italy dates back to ancient times, as revealed by many archaeological discoveries and a Greek dialect which is still spoken in some areas. Regions of southern Italy and Sicily were settled in the 8th...

Greek Communities in Italy Support “Medecins du Monde”

The Greek communities of Italy have started a travelogue of solidarity, in order to boost the efforts of “Medecins du Monde” to support Greek families who have been hit by the economic recession. The first event is the presentation of...

Italian Movie Based on Relationship of Panagoulis-Fallaci

The relationship of the Greek politician Alexandros Panagoulis with Italian journalist Oriana Fallaci is the main theme of the Italian TV movie La vita di Oriana Fallaci (“The Life of Oriana Fallaci”) which will be screened next October in...

Delta Products on French and Italian Shelves

Vivartia Group announced the signing of an agreement between its subsidiary Delta Foods S.A. and Granarolo, the biggest Italian milk and yogurt producer. The partnership is effective immediately and will begin with the launching and exclusive distribution of authentic Greek...

Police Decipher Mafia Code Resembling Ancient Greek

The Italian police authorities have managed to crack a three page document describing a Mafia initiation ritual, written in a code that resembles ancient Greek and Egyptian hieroglyphics. The document was found in Rome during an investigation into the murder of a...

One Art Exhibition, Two EU Presidencies

An art exhibition will connect the two EU presidencies, the Greek presidency that has just started and will last until June and the Italian, which will start in the second half of 2014. The exhibition will first take place...

Italy: Greek Statues Back on Display

After four years of national controversy concerning two 2,500 year-old Greek statues, Italy’s Minister of Culture has decided to put them on exhibit once more. The Riace Bronze statues are two life-like, magnificent Greek warriors of Magna Graecia, a Greek...

Grimaldi New Service Between Greece and Italy

Italian shipping company Grimaldi Group has launched a new direct service to expand its coverage in the Adriatic routes between Italy and Greece. As of 19 December 2013 the new maritime service, dedicated to the transport of rolling freight...

Italian Towns Fight Over Odysseus

Two neighboring cities in central Italy claim to be the mythological place cited by Homer where Odysseus fell in love with Circe. One is the  island of Ponza and the other, the Mount Circeo. Italian hotel keepers and restaurateurs are exploiting the...

Orthodox Church Set on Fire in Calabria

An Orthodox Church located in the district of Sbarre in Reggio Calabria, Southern Italy, was set on fire in broad daylight. Sbarre is one of the most densely-populated districts of the southern part of the city. The episode has shocked...