Italy in the News – Vernazza Update, An Ugly Christmas tree, The Pope Mobile on the Move and much more

Headlines from the week of Dec 4-10

(OLT) – Today Save Vernazza founders Michele Lilley, Ruth Manfredi and Michele Sherman spent the day in Vernazza with a CBS reporter…. Read More

(ANSA) – Rome, December 7 – The mayor of Rome has decided to remove a giant papier-mache Christmas tree from the center of the city because he thought it was too ugly….Read More

(ANSA) –  A two-day ban on driving in the city of Rome went into effect Thursday in an effort to reduce smog…..Read More 

(ANSA) -Pope Benedict XVI was blessed with sunny and unseasonably mild winter weather on Thursday to mark the feast of the Immaculate Conception as he paid homage to the statue of Mary in Rome’s historic Piazza di Spagna….Read More 

(ANSA) – Italian Premier Mario Monti will meet United States President Barack Obama at the White House in January….Read More 

(ANSA) – The United Nations cultural agency UNESCO and the Italian government have agreed to join forces to restore rain-damaged Pompeii….Read More 

(ANSA) – The scaffolding and advertising came down from Venice’s famous Bridge of Sighs after a three-year restoration project officially ended Wednesday….Read More


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About the author: Andi Brown

I am passionate about helping people create vacations that are perfect for them through personalized travel planning, itinerary review and small experience focused tours. My services put an emphasis on the experience of Italy, getting my clients away from the tourist crowds and into the heart and soul of the people. I believe in working with family run businesses at great locations with attention to the details. If you can dream it I can make it happen.

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  1. Languedoc Lady - 2011-12-10 at 11:46 am Reply

    Your updates are great! Thanks for keeping everyone posted.

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