Ancient books frozen to salvage them from flood damage
A number of ancient books and manuscripts are now in industrial-sized freezers at -25C in a bid to rid them of excess water. The documents were affected by the deadly floods last week in Emilia-Romagna and Le Marche.
Life in Italy
Expats find it hard to settle in Italy
InterNation’s Expat Essentials Index ranks Italy in the bottom five out of 52 countries for ease of settling. Its bureaucracy is singled out for particular criticism.
Star architect to design Rome’s first green architecture
Top architect Mario Cucinella is to design Rome’s first foray into green architecture, the ‘Fo.Ro’. The Foresta Romana (Roman Forest) project aims to vie with Milan’s iconic Vertical Forest designed by another famous architect, Stefano Boeri.
Vatican condemns eco-vandalism
The Vatican has condemned so-called eco-vandalism, the act of targeting cultural heritage, in a document on tourism.
€6billion from EU to protect Italy against natural disasters
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said the EU-funded post-Covid National Recovery and Resilience Plan (NRRP) includes six billion euros to reduce Italy’s exposure to natural disasters, such as floods and landslides.