Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, Perugia's first red hat in 160 years
Perugia, Italy, Mar 5, 2014 / 12:03 am .- Among the cardinals elevated by Pope Francis at the Feb. 22 consistory is Gualtiero Bassetti, Archbishop of Perugia-Citta della Pieve a diocese which has not seen a cardinal since 1878.
Exceptional Florentine Renaissance art tour package offered by Villa La Massa
Art connoisseurs should put Florence, Italy on their radar for an exceptional experience touring the city's treasures and cultural history that takes place from May 19 to May 24, 2014, just when the Italian metropolis is in full bloom.
Last soldier to fire on advancing Nazi troops during WWII Battle of Knightsbridge dies aged 94
Hero: Ray Ellis was the last surviving veteran of the 'Battle of Knightsbridge' - one of the most celebrated acts of bravery in the Royal Artillery's history The last soldier to fire on advancing German troops in one of the Second World War's most important battles has died aged 94. Ray Ellis, who died in Nottingham, was also the last surviving ... (more)
Heavy rain causes landslides in Tuscany, Alto Adige
Rome, January 14 - Two villages in Tuscany were left isolated on Tuesday after a large landslide cut off road connections with the nearest town amid heavy rains.
Tom Cannavan's Wine Pages
the first batch of visitors Wines of Year 2013 now added
Red: Chateau Rayas Chateauneuf-du-Pape Reserve 2003 White: Vincent Dancer Meursault 1er Cru Les Perrires 2008 Budget red: Giaconda Shiraz Warner Vineyard 2004 Budget white: Equipo Navazos Jerez La Bota de Vino Blanco MMX "Florpower" no44 2010 Ros: Diebolt Vallois Rose NV Sweet: 1968 Blandy Madeira Bual Sparkling: 2000 Louis Roederer Champagne ... (more)