An ice cream parlor in Rome recently unleashed a wave of protests when it charged some British tourists $21 per ice cream cone. It was just the latest instance of tourists getting ripped off in the Eternal City, as Megan Williams reports from Rome.
The conclave to elect Pope Benedict XVI’s successor will likely get underway next week. Once it begins, the 115 cardinals who take part will be shut off from the world until a new pope is elected.
Results are coming in from Italy’s general election, and there appears to be no clear winner. Anchor Marco Werman speaks with reporter Megan Williams in Rome.
As Italian politicians campaign for national elections this weekend, the sad state of the economy and politics in Italy are the subject of a new stage adaptation of “The Full Monty.” It features two real-life unemployed workers as cast members.
Archaeologists in Rome have just re-opened a restored underground temple dating back to ancient Rome, dedicated to the cult of a deity named Mithras.
Italian Prime Minister Mario Monti, who took office in November 2011, announced this weekend he would resign, after Silvio Berlusconi’s party said it could no longer support Monti’s government.
Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has been found guilty of tax evasion. He was sentenced by a court in Milan to four years in prison, but later reduced to just one. Megan Williams talks to Marco Werman about the ruling, and what comes next to Italy’s flamboyant former leader.
The competition put a spotlight on how Italian food is cooked and consumed outside of Italy.
This month an American company will begin the year-long process of removing the capsized Costa Concordia from the rocks of Giglio Island in Italy.
Italy’s government wants to create jobs by liberalizing the job market, but that would diminish the power of professional guilds that currently control who can and who cannot practice certain types of jobs.
Rome’s oldest theatre, Teatro Valle, is at risk of shutting down; another casualty of the Italian government’s attempt to slash debt. So actors and performers have taken over the venue and are holding open mic poetry readings, skits and musical performances to save the theater from the chopping block. Megan Williams reports from Rome.