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Rome's mega-exhibit celebrates 500 years from Raphael death

Dec. 23, 2019 12:04 PM EST

ROME (AP) — A mega exhibition of more than 200 works of art from Raphael will open in Rome in March to mark the 500-year anniversary of the death of the Italian Renaissance master. The exhibition, which opens on March 5 at the Scuderie del Quirinale, is the culmination of the world-wide celebration of the...

An area is sealed off as a crack is seen along the portico of San Silvestro church in Barberino del Mugello, north of Florence, Italy, Monday, Dec. 9, 2019, after an earthquake struck Tuscany early Monday. Mayors of towns in the area near the Appennine mountains known as Mugello said there were no injuries from the pre-dawn quake. (Claudio Giovannini/ANSA via AP)

Quake rattles Tuscany, no injuries reported

Dec. 9, 2019 8:52 AM EST

ROME (AP) — An earthquake struck Tuscany north of Florence on Monday, sending frightened people into the street in the middle of the night, opening up cracks in walls and damaging a church. Mayors of towns in the area near the Appennine mountains known as Mugello said there were no injuries from the...

Italy’s Uffizi to partner with Hong Kong on art exhibitions

Nov. 28, 2019 11:43 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Italy’s Uffizi Galleries and Hong Kong cultural authorities agreed on Thursday to partner over the next five years on art exhibitions in the Asian city. The first show, to run from September 2020 until January 2021 at the Hong Kong Museum of Art, will star paintings by Sandro Botticelli,...

FILE - In this Friday, June 7, 2019 filer, Rocco Commisso, right, is flanked by former soccer star Giancarlo Antognoni as he waves to supporters at the Artemio Franchi stadium in Florence, Italy. Less than six months into his tenure as Fiorentina owner and president, Rocco Commisso is already starting to grapple with Italy’s infamous bureaucracy as he attempts to build a new stadium for the club. First, Commisso’s plan to overhaul the existing Stadio Artemio Franchi was rejected by the city committee that protects monuments.
Now he is awaiting approval to build a new ground, perhaps near the city’s airport. (Claudio Giovannini/ANSA via AP, File )

AP Interview: Commisso promises to keep Fiorentina ‘forever’

Nov. 21, 2019 9:22 AM EST

ROME (AP) — Less than six months into his tenure as Fiorentina owner and president, Rocco Commisso is already starting to grapple with Italy’s infamous bureaucracy as he attempts to build a new stadium for the club. First, Commisso’s plan to overhaul the existing Stadio Artemio Franchi was...