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Archaeologists Discover Skeletons In Ancient, Ransacked Shop Near Pompeii

Pompeii is already an archaeological gold mine, but a rare discovery this week in the ancient city has added to that collection.


Satellite Photos Show Christo's Floating Walkway As It's Being Built

This past weekend, Bulgarian-American artist Christo unveiled his latest piece — a 3km floating walkway across an Italian lake. New satellite photos show how this ambitious work of art was put together.


What The Hell Is A Giallo Movie, And Why Should You Watch One?

Last week, Drive director Nicolas Winding Refn added 1972 giallo film What Have You Done to Solange? to his production company’s list of cult-movie remakes. Deep-cut horror nerds were intrigued by the news. But more casual genre fans wondered: “WTF is a giallo, exactly?” Luckily, we’re here with all the answers.


Hilarious Tour Guide Teaches You To Speak Italian With Your Hands

Video: If you’ve seen The Sopranos or met someone from Italy you know Italians love to talk with their hands. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not just a collection of randomised arm flapping and emphatic gestures! Italians have a whole vocabulary of hand movements to quickly (or quietly) convey what they mean.


Italy Wants The United Nations To Recognise Its Pizza As A Protected Landmark

Along with the Pyramids in Giza and the Colosseum, Italy has asked the United Nations to add another item to its list of protected landmarks: Pizza.


Counterfeiters Have Been Painting Expired Olives To Sell Them

A sting operation in Italy has yielded an unlikely cache of loot: Over 85,000 tonnes of freshly painted green olives that police just seized from food counterfeiters.


Despite Tim Cook's Trashtalking, Apple Will Pay Italy $348 Million In Back Taxes

Apple, like many other companies, is infamous for funelling money through its European headquarters in Ireland and benefitting from a lower tax rate. Well, Italy’s had enough of it, and Apple just agreed to pay the boot-shaped country $US348 million in back taxes. Tim Cook must be pissed.


Robotic Critters Make Excellent Rescue Dogs

DARPA’s BigDog is a four-legged robot that’s too noisy for covert ops on the battlefield. But a different beast-inspired bot from Italy could have use elsewhere: Its legs allow it to trek through tough terrain in disasters, and springs up if it gets knocked over.


In Italy, The Night Is Alive With Wolves

This soundtrack was recorded in the Abruzzo region of central Italy. Imagine hearing this at night, in the woods; it will send a tingle up your spine.


The Fields Of Italy Aren't Really This Red

You’d be forgiven for thinking that the Italians had decided to grow nothing but poppies and tomatoes from this picture — but in fact you’re looking at an image from Sentinel-2A, where healthy vegetation shows up as red rather than green.


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