February 19, 2012 |
"Don't go there," a well-traveled friend said when I mentioned my plans to visit Capri, a sunny island off southern Italy. Why? "You're not going to want to come home," he said. I laughed. My friend, a know-it-all author, loves to give advice. I didn't need it; I already knew I would fall in love with Capri. It's been one of Europe's favorite island getaway for more than 2,000 years, enthralling a cast of characters ranging from Roman emperors to 21st century luminaries and A-listers.
June 26, 1990
Italy takes over the six-month, rotating presidency of the European Community from Ireland next Sunday at a crucial time for the organization. Among the most outspoken supporters of European integration, the Italians will lay the groundwork for two key meetings at the end of this year in Rome: one to finalize plans for economic and monetary union among the community's 12 member states, and the other to discuss concrete steps toward eventual political union.
September 24, 2006
CINDY MUELLER of San Juan Capistrano took up the violin at age 51, and her wedding in June was full of violin music. So it's fitting that the honeymoon involved a stop in Cremona, Italy. This city is home of the world's most renowned violin makers, starting with Amati and Stradivari in the 16th century. This artisan took a break to show his craft to Mueller and husband Brian.
April 11, 1993
Michelle Kwan of Torrance has been selected by the United States Figure Skating Assn. to represent the nation in the Gardenia Spring Trophy Championships to be held Thursday through April 18 in St. Ulrich, Italy. Kwan, 12, was the youngest skater in the Senior Ladies event at the national championships in January at Phoenix. She placed sixth out of 20 competitors. Kwan represents the All Year Figure Skating Club based at the Culver City Ice Arena.
July 14, 1985
About 45 minutes southwest of Sorrento, Italy, in a town called Polla is the Hotel Belvedere owned by Raphael Chilentano. Our stay was enhanced by the graciousness of his entire family. Walking in Polla, we became further immersed in the area with its few shops, two-car railway, picturesque convent and stone castle overlooking the Valley of Diane, people living around it in stone houses centuries old on narrow, clean cobblestone streets, a delight to photographer and artist. ELAINE and JERRY HANIG Tarzana
August 8, 1993
I just returned from Italy, where I revisited Rome and Naples. Naples should be off limits to American tourists. My wife had her purse snatched while waiting to get into our hotel there. Fortunately, she carried her money in a small satchel under her clothes. Rome was interesting, but paying $17 for a plate of spaghetti plus a "cover charge" was outrageous. The cabbies just double the meter charge and you have to pay it. The ideal way to explore is to hire a guide with a car which--if expensive--is at least safe and comfortable.
July 1, 2012 |
Spain scored early and, eventually, often to trounce Italy, 4-0, in the 2012 European Championship final on Sunday in Kiev, Ukraine, to become the first team to repeat as champion and hold three major world titles. The Spaniards, the reigning World Cup champion who were missing two star players in the tournament because of injuries, opened the scoring in the 14th minute when David Silva headed home a cross by Cesc Fabregas from the left side. The Italians, who were matching Spain shot for shot as well as time of possession, gave up another goal minutes before halftime when Jordi Alba streaked down the left side to collect a pass from Xavi Hernandez before beating Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon.
April 25, 2007 |
Italy will return to Libya an ancient Roman statue taken from its former North African colony, a gesture Rome hopes will help its own campaign to retrieve allegedly looted antiquities from museums worldwide. The 2nd century statue of the goddess Venus was found in 1913 by Italian troops near the ruins of the Greek and Roman settlement of Cyrene, on the Libyan coast, the Culture Ministry said Tuesday. It is now housed in Rome's National Roman Museum.
August 12, 1993
Members of the Verdugo Hills Showtime Chorus will travel to Italy on Friday for a two-week tour. The Glendale-La Crescenta area group will perform in a series of festival concerts in Rome, Sorrento, Assisi, Pisa, Venice, Reggio Emelia and visit other cities. One performance will feature an Italian medley of "Sorrento," "O Sole Mio" and "Funiculi Funicula."
May 31, 1987
As an Italian temporarily in the U.S.A. I write in response to reader Glenn Corner (Letters, May 10) who was surprised by the "outlandishly high prices" he found in Italy compared to a visit in 1985, and was disappointed at not finding the bargains he expected, given the "lack of value" of the Italian lira. The U.S. dollar is no longer wildly overpriced, as it was in 1985. At that time $1 U.S. was valued at about 2,000 lire; now it is 1,280 lire, a 35% decrease. Visits I made in the U.S.A.