Archive for the ‘Lazio’ Category

Luxury Italian properties still in demand

Thursday, February 26th, 2009

As property prices crash all around, in Italy and further beyond, the luxury Italian property sector still stands virtually unscathed. The only noticeable difference reported by Italian property agents and private vendors is that buyers are showing greater insistence on attention to detail and quality of properties. ...

Italian property: Milan defies the slump

Wednesday, February 18th, 2009

Being the fashion capital of the world means Milan always remains in demand. Property prices in the city – the new home of soccer idol David Beckham – defied the worldwide slump to rise 0.4 per cent in 2008, according to a joint study by Milan's Chamber ...

Rome’s bird crisis

Saturday, December 6th, 2008

Rome may play host each year to hundreds of thousands of visitors from around the world. However, there is one group that is no longer welcome in Italy’s famous capital. Perhaps it was the ignominy of hundreds of them forcing a Ryanair jet into an emergency ...

Gladiator hero’s tomb found in Rome

Saturday, October 18th, 2008

His story won Oscars when it was brought to life by Russell Crowe as Maximus Decimus Meridius in the Hollywood movie Gladiator. Now Marcus Nonius Macrinus, who inspired the 2000 epic, is winning plaudits all over again, with the discovery of his tomb being hailed as the most important ...

Italy’s art treasures

Monday, October 6th, 2008

From the Pantheon in Rome to the ruins of Pompeii, no country has striven more than Italy to diligently preserve its centuries of art and tradition. Now another of those ancient monuments, the Colosseum in Rome, is staging an exhibition showcasing how Italy has fought to safeguard its ...