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