Italy Travel News: January 5, – January 23,

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Here is a summary of the most recent information and travel news from Italy for January 5, through January 23, 2008.



  • Words emerged from scrolls that were charred by the Vesuvius eruption


    “Ancient scrolls, nearly two thousand years old, were burned to black and buried under ash by Mount Vesuvius’ eruption. Now they are revealing their secrets.” Two Roman scrolls were used by researchers in Italy to extract the first words of their contents using powerful x-rays. They are the oldest library that has survived from the ancient world.

    It is absolutely jaw-dropping…



  • Eye On Italy Episode 58: Dream of Venice With Charles Christopher

    You may recall that I hosted an Italy podcast years ago called “Eye on Italy”. We’re back! Our new episode features an interview with Charles Christopher, the photographer behind “Dream of Venice”.

    I loved his story about falling in love at 14 with a Venice bridge. You will never guess which city he claims is very similar to Venice.

    I hope you enjoy the episode. If you haven’t listened to Eye on Italy before you can find 57 more episodes in our archives. Don’t forget about subscribing via iTunes or your podcast player to get new episodes automatically.

  • 10 Italian Quotes That Make It Even More Remarkable

    These quotes don’t make Italy any more appealing (is that possible? They are all beautiful, but they don’t make Italy any more appealing.
  • Sicily bridge collapses after just days of being opened

    It’s common to celebrate when a major public project is three months ahead of schedule. The Scorciavacche viaduct bridge, in Sicily, was a case of even more sloppy construction than one would expect. It collapsed just 10 days after it was opened.
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