No longer are mere cities banning Uber (hi Austin!), now the entire country of Italy has banned the ride-sharing app following a court ruling that it constituted unfair competition to the country's existing taxi associations.
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Rescuers in Italy's San Grasso mountain region have pulled 10 survivors from the snow and rubble following a horrific avalanche that ploughed through a four-star hotel earlier this week, Telegraph reports.
To help understand just how destructive earthquakes can be, researchers could spend years examining the aftermath. But displaced residents need to begin cleanup, and return to their homes, as soon as possible. So researchers at Brigham Young University came up with a way to preserve the destruction caused by an earthquake so it can be studied indefinitely.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fifteen years ago, Luciano Faggiano of Lecce, Italy sent his sons out digging for a broken sewer line. They didn't find the pipe, but they did find "a Messapian tomb, a Roman granary, a Franciscan chapel and even etchings from the Knights Templar," writes Jim Yardley in a story for the New York Times.
Video: If you have an Italian friend, he will tell you that sunglasses aren't just made to protect your eyes from the burning sun. He'll say that wearing sunglasses makes you look better, cooler. Dick Moby is an Italian brand that makes beautiful handmade glasses, and it also made this cute video to show how it does it.
Lucky Peach shows us a behind the counter look at what is probably the best pizza place in Rome (and maybe Italy? the world?): Pizzarium. Consistently placed on top 10 lists, it's famous for its pizza al taglio, which is pizza by the slice. Chef Gabriele Bonci gives us a rundown on how he makes pizza and it's pretty wild.