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Add GetGoing.com to the list of "opaque" travel buying websites — this time, one that specializes in airfares. "Opaque" means you don't find out about the details of the trip until after you make a nonrefundable purchase. The current big opaque...
ROME -- They asked for prayers of support, quipped with adoring parishioners and kissed squirming babies. On the eve of what may be the most important decision of their lives, Roman Catholic cardinals who will choose the next pope made their likely last...
Italian actress Mariangela Melato, known for her critically acclaimed performance as a spoiled socialite stranded with a sailor she had tormented in the 1974 film "Swept Away," died Friday in a Rome hospital. The LaPresse news agency said she had...
Silvio Marchetti, who has silver hair and a dry sense of humor most atypical for an attache, tells a story about meeting the late Harold Washington, Mayor of Chicago, in the mid-1980s. Marchetti, who now heads up the Italian Cultural Institute in Chicago,...
Tags: Arts, Culture, Michigan Avenue, Italy, Chicago Mayor
Dr. Gino Strada is the founder of EMERGENCY, a global organization that brings free health care to war-torn countries. Strada is featured in the documentary film "Open Heart," which is nominated for Best Documentary Short Subject at this year's Academy...
Rick Steves' EuropeEuropeans love to dress up the settings of everyday life, from their piazzas to their back lanes -- and they've been doing it for centuries. Climbing the Acropolis, communing with the druids at Stonehenge, strolling the Croatian shore in the shadow of...
Cirque Italia's "Aquatic Spectacular" show has extended its run in Kissimmee by a week. The show, which has pitched its big top on Vine Street, will now give performances through Feb. 10. The "Aquatic Spectacular" stage holds 35,000 gallons of water for...
Tags: Kissimmee, Trips and Vacations
Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti has been diagnosed with an inguinal hernia that will force him to bow out of the orchestra’s entire tour of the Far East, Jan. 25-Feb. 7. After the Italian maestro, 71, flew home to Milan,...
Tags: Hernia, Taiwan, Taipei (Taiwan), Culture, Abdominal Pain
Chicago Symphony Orchestra music director Riccardo Muti is expected to be released Tuesday from a hospital in Milan, Italy, where on Monday morning he successfully underwent a hernia operation. "Maestro Muti’s surgery went smoothly and he is...
Riccardo Muti just can’t seem to catch a break. And, this time around, it isn’t only the musicians of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Chicago public who are being affected by his health issues. Thousands of listeners throughout the...
Tags: Hernia, Concerts, Taipei (Taiwan), Flu, Italy
The Religion WorldReligion News Service reports that Pope Paul VI is one step closer to sainthood: VATICAN CITY (RNS) Pope Paul VI, who guided the Catholic Church through a tumultuous period of change in the 1960s and 70s, took a crucial first step toward possible...
An exhibition soccer match between AC Milan and Pro Patria at Busto Arsizio, Italy, was suspended Thursday because of racist chants toward black players on AC Milan. The game was played at Pro Patria's home stadium. Kevin-Prince Boateng, Urby...
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