Italy

Italian cities 'turn back the clock' on women’s reproductive rights

Late on Oct. 4, Verona’s local council approved a motion “to prevent abortion and sustain maternity,” which allows the use of public money to fund vehemently anti-abortion Catholic organizations and encourages doctors to dissuade women from aborting. The coalition of center-right councilors also tried and failed to present a motion that would require all aborted fetuses to be buried in a cemetery, even without the consent of the woman involved.

Immigration

Austria ready to act at borders if Germany moves on migrants

The number of arrivals has since slowed to a trickle despite many people still making the dangerous Mediterranean crossing into Italy. Austria has said that in the event of an influx from Italy it will introduce controls at the Brenner crossing, which lies on an important north-south road and rail route.

Arts, Culture & Media

Why you shouldn't mess with carbonara

Oretta Zanini de Vita and Maureen Fant have penned a new book together called "Pasta the Italian Way." The title underscores the fact that Fant takes Italian food very seriously, and strives to keep it as authentic as possible. And no dish is more sacred, Fant says, than spaghetti alla carbonara.

Food

How Tony Gemignani shocked the pizza world

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San Francisco chef Tony Gemignani loves Neapolitan pizza. He also loves to compete. So a few years back, Gemignani put it all to the test by entering the World Pizza Cup in Naples — and winning.