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  • Restoration work to go on at Rome's Colosseum after last battle

    Restoration work to go on at Rome's Colosseum after last battle
    Italian authorities gave the thumbs-up to the company restoring Rome's Colosseum - once the site of gladiator fights and re-enactments of Roman battles - to carry on their work after a dispute with a rival for the contract. The task is one of several...
  • Pope cancels Rome hospital visit at last minute

    Pope cancels Rome hospital visit at last minute
    Pope Francis canceled a visit to a Rome hospital at the last minute on Friday because of what the Vatican called a "sudden indisposition". The Vatican gave no immediate details about what was ailing the 77-year-old Argentine pontiff, who has canceled...
  • News to use: Travel tips and trips

    News to use: Travel tips and trips
    Here are some of the more interesting deals, websites and other travel tidbits that came across our desk recently: You could spend Thanksgiving or Christmas in Italy for just $1,339 per person double occupancy with a Rome and Florence package from...
  • Nothing like gladiator school for family mayhem

    Nothing like gladiator school for family mayhem
    It's not often you step out of a chauffeured Mercedes and cheerfully answer "yes" when asked if you are "Ready to die?" On a recent visit to Rome, my son, Ewan, 11, and I enrolled in one of several gladiator schools that offer tourists a chance to learn...
  • Common Ground For Palestinians, Israelis?

    Just days after the leaders of Israel and the Palestinians united in prayerful hope for peace with Pope Francis in Rome, the worst happened. Here in America, those not identifying as Jews or Palestinians were no less shocked by the surging violence....
  • Film Review: 'Tiny Times 3.0′

    Doppelgangers, long-lost brothers and incestuous gay cousins are just some of the new ingredients that make "Tiny Times 3.0" even more ridiculous than its predecessors. Demonstrating no improvement in terms of filmmaking technique or narrative logic,...
  • Bernardo Bertolucci Talks His New Movie, Considers 3D

    Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci enters the living room of his Rome apartment through a door that had been in New York's now-defunct New Yorker Theater, the legendary mecca for film buffs where his "Before the Revolution" screened in 1965, when he was...
  • ‘Doctor Strange’: Joaquin Phoenix negotiating to star in Marvel film

     
    Marvel might have found its Stephen Strange. Oscar-nominated actor Joaquin Phoenix is in negotiations to star in the upcoming Marvel […]...
  • James Murdoch Meets Italian Prime Minister, Pledges More Italo TV Production Investments

    ROME - James Murdoch and Sky Italia managing director Andrea Zappia on Monday met Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi in Rome and pledged a Euros 40 million ($54 million) investment in two high-profile Italian TV series, "Diabolik" and Paolo Sorrentino'...
  • Italy's RAI Cinema Boasts Banner Year But Continues To Cut Back On Hollywood Pics

    ROME - Italy's RAI Cinema is having a banner year, commanding a 15% box office share for the first half of 2014, which makes pubcaster RAI's film unit the number two Italian distributor after Warner Bros. However Hollywood titles continue to be a low...
  • Killing Of Italian Helmer Pier Paolo Pasolini To Be Probed In New Pic 'La Macchinazione'

    ROME - The still mysterious 1975 murder of Pier Paolo Pasolini, the Italian filmmaker, poet, and novelist known for "The Gospel According to Matthew" and "Salò - Or The 120 Days of Sodom," among other works, will be getting another cinematic treatment in...
  • Pope Francis' none-too-subtle Vatican 'dress code'

    Vaticanologists — the Catholic version of Kremlinologists — are journalists and scholars who scrutinize even the most trivial actions for clues to the thinking of the pope. A subset of this group (in which I include myself) pays special...