I’ve written about Puglia, Sicily, and even Calabria frequently but much less about Basilicata and Campania, both small wine regions but not to be dismissed.
Fri, 22 Nov, 2019
Mount Vesuvius erupted on St Patrick’s Day 1944, destroying several villages and damaging US air force bombers on the tarmac at a nearby airfield.
Mon, 30 Apr, 2018
Scientists have expressed concern about an increase in seismic activity at one of Iceland’s most dangerous volcanoes.
Thu, 07 Dec, 2017
Holidaymakers rescued from a resort in Sicily because of wildfires have described how their day at the beach turned into an emergency evacuation by sea, many wearing just their bathing suits and flip flops.
Thu, 13 Jul, 2017
A five-storey apartment building has partially collapsed along a railway line near the southern Italian city of Naples, and authorities are digging by hand to find anyone trapped.
Fri, 07 Jul, 2017
Irish baritone Rory Musgrave will be one of the stars of Wexford Festival Opera, writes Cathy Desmond.
Fri, 21 Oct, 2016
Keifer Sutherland is to star in 'Pompeii'.
Thu, 21 Mar, 2013
IRELAND football manager Giovanni Trapattoni is set to fulfil a promise to the operators of the Cliffs of Moher visitor attraction when he visits the beauty spot this week.
Wed, 26 Oct, 2011
ITALY’S opposition said yesterday it would present a no-confidence motion against one of Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s most loyal ministers, in another blow for the already wounded premier.
Thu, 11 Nov, 2010
A 2,000-year-old house in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii, once used by gladiators to train before combat, has collapsed, Italian officials said.
Mon, 08 Nov, 2010
Italian police have captured a mobster at a farmhouse on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius after 15 years on the run, the country’s Foreign Minister said today.
Sat, 31 Oct, 2009
THE famed Cliffs of Moher is set to reach new popularity heights just days before an international search for the “new seven wonders of nature” finishes, when the famous rock face appears in the latest Harry Potter movie.
Wed, 08 Jul, 2009
Franco Pellizotti emerged triumphant from a gruelling final climb to claim the 17th stage of the Giro d'Italia today.
Wed, 27 May, 2009
POPE Benedict XVI travelled to a shrine near the ruins of ancient Pompeii and prayed for all people in pain or difficulty, saying faith can promote personal and social recovery.
Mon, 20 Oct, 2008
Pope Benedict XVI travelled to a shrine near the ruins of ancient Pompeii to celebrate Mass and pray to the Virgin Mary.
Sun, 19 Oct, 2008
A show about Jordan has topped a list of the most-watched documentaries of 2006.
Tue, 26 Dec, 2006
Bomb disposal experts today detonated a 250lb World War II bomb unearthed near the ruins of the ancient Roman town of Pompeii, a police official said.
Thu, 02 Jun, 2005
Police are searching for the killer of a candidate in local elections in the southern Italian town of Pompeii after his headless body was found two days after he disappeared on his way to work.
Fri, 28 May, 2004
It used to take scholars weeks or even months to decipher ancient scrolls scorched in the eruption that buried Pompeii - if the texts weren’t blackened beyond recognition.
Sat, 21 Apr, 2001
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