Italy

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The Changing Face of Italy, As Seen in One Small Town

A pro-immigration mayor has made Riace a symbol of Southern Italy's future.

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A Futuristic Approach to Adding Solar Power to Public Space

In the form of a giant, glowing cube.

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Are Europeans Giving Up on Europe?

Countries like Italy and Spain are turning away from the world, with grave consequences for the European project.

Italian Towns Are Getting Bombarded With Volcanic Rocks

The erupting Mount Etna made for some tooth-chipping weather this weekend.

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Massive Submarine Invades Milan in an Outrageous Publicity Stunt

An Italian insurance company went all out on this one.

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How to Salvage a Capsized Cruise Ship

Inside the most expensive maritime wreck recovery ever.

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Italian City Gets Super-Creepy Art Inside an Abandoned Mental Hospital

Herbert Baglione's loathsome shadow-creatures sprout from old wheelchairs and slide into darkened rooms in this fantastically atmospheric intervention.

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Why the Mafia Is So Excited About Eco-Friendly Businesses

Italy’s ambitious organized crime syndicates are still killing people and trafficking drugs and weapons, but their latest bet is going green.

What the World Needs Is a Superhero to Fight Grime

In Italy, a masked crusader takes to the streets to pick up garbage and scrub dirty windows.

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Does Giving Out High Fives Make Riding the Subway Fun?

Probably not, but that didn't stop one artist in Milan from standing outside the station slapping skin all day.

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What Will Mike Bloomberg Ban Next?

For one thing, he's not happy with your iPod earbuds.

Introducing 'Riot,' the Video Game Based on Actual Violent Uprisings Around the World

Take on the role of violent agitators or the police in this atmospheric smartphone simulator.

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How the Mafia Is Ruining Naples's Food Scene

Pollution and illegal dumping have destroyed area farms, creating a kind of anti-locavore movement.

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Here's One Way to Waste Time at the Bus Stop

An Italian street artist has the perfect thing for when the bus is running late: Popping bubblewrap.

FOUND: John Cage's Long-Lost Bicycle

A gear-headed noise artist attempts to find the soundtrack of a bicycle.

Love Is Destroying Rome's Infrastructure: This Week in Bans

The freshest news in what's been outlawed across the world.

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This Week in Bans: It's Criminal To Say Men Have 'No Balls'

Also, a British city forbids its own employees from watching the Olympics and a Tennessee burg attacks noisy street preaching.

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For Sale (on eBay!): A Tuscan Village

Three million dollars will get you 25 cottages and nearly 20 acres of land.

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Watch the Leaning Tower of Pisa Fall Over (In Dominoes)

Hasn't everyone wanted to see this happen?