Italy

The World - Episode 20071109 - Italy-Romania agreement

Nancy Greenleese reports that the leaders of Italy and Romania have forged an agreement to try to calm a storm between their two countries. Rome outraged Bucharest last week when it started deporting Romanian immigrants under an emergency decree. The deportations were sparked by a series of brutal muggings of Italians. Immigrants from Romania were linked to many of the crimes.

Arts, Culture & Media

The violin caretaker

The World's Gerry Hadden introduces us to a musician tasked whose job is to maintain the priceless violins of Cremona, Italy: Andrea Mosconi plays the instruments regularly to keep them sounding beautiful.

Arts, Culture & Media

When in Rome

In Italy, an association called Home Food is inviting tourists to pull up a chair at a local family's home and enjoy true Italian cuisine. Nancy Greenleese went to one such dinner in Rome.

Arts, Culture & Media

Global Hit

The group Afterhours is one of Italy's top alternative rock bands. Anchor Marco Werman spoke to the band's leader at the South by Southwest music festival last week. They discuss the underground music scene in Italy and how Afterhours has earned praise from music critics.

Lifestyle & Belief

European right gets boost

Europe took a turn to the political right in the latest round of elections. Some seats were won by extreme-right candidates and anti-immigration sentiments came to the fore in several countries. Lisa Mullins speaks with the BBC's Olexiy Solohubenko.