Italy Travel News: August 6 – August 24

Here’s a round-up of the latest Italy travel news and information for August 6 through August 24:

  • An Ancient Monolith Has Been Discovered in the Mediterranean Sea

    "Archaeologists working in the Sicilian Channel between Tunisia and Sicily have discovered a submerged 40-foot-long (8-meter) limestone monolith carved by Stone Age humans some 10,000 years ago."


  • Tuscany’s historic Palio horse race to face protests

    "Siena’s famous Palio horse race will face organised protests for the first time this weekend, with animal rights activists claiming that the event is cruel and frequently leads to the deaths of horses."

    I love historic events like Siena's Palio, but I can't bring myself to watch it personally – I fear for the horses way too much. If there are changes that would make the race safer for the horses (& riders!) then it's definitely time to explore that.

  • The Secret of Murano Glass
    This is an immensely informative & helpful article on how to find & buy authentic Murano glass when you're visiting Venice.
  • Calabrian village ‘bans dying’
    In an effort to get his aging population to go to the doctor, the mayor of a small Calabrian village has issued an edict banning dying. Adorable.

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