Archive for the ‘Italy’ Category

The Obelisk of Axum

Sunday, September 7th, 2008

It’s been a 71-year-long odyssey, but the Obelisk of Axum, which for decades stood proudly in Rome, has pride of place once more in its ancestral African home. The 1,700-year-old monument, looted when Italy’s Fascist troops occupied the-then Abyssinia in 1937, was formally unveiled in the ancient northern Ethiopian city ...

Chieti’s coastal cycle path

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

This part of the Abruzzo coast, set in the province of Chieti and facing the Adriatic Sea, is truly something of a jewel, set firmly between the sea on the one side and the hills, vineyards and orange groves on the other. Unblemished nature, unmatched waters and a beach ...

Abruzzo’s Majella National Park

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Buying property in Abruzzo has numerous advantages. Apart from the relatively cheap cost of property in Abruzzo, one can also marvel at one of the stupendous wonders of nature in this part of Italy. Because almost like a large wall facing the Adriatic Sea and Balkans; this is the ...

Italy’s Alitalia crisis

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

The news gets little better for Italy’s ailing Alitalia. The Italian state airline saw the number of passengers it carried in the first half of 2008 fall 16 per cent compared with the same period in 2007. European airline chiefs point to the depressed state of the aviation market. ...

The Stiffe Caves of Abruzzo

Wednesday, August 13th, 2008

If you are thinking of buying property in Abruzzo, Italy, or have already done so, you will know of this beautiful region’s boundless attractions. Property in Abruzzo is among the cheapest in all Italy, with prices frequently a fraction of those elsewhere in the country. But as well as ...