A restored version of Fellini's classic film, La Dolce Vita, has just been screened at the Rome Film Festival. PRI's The World looks at the way the movie portrays the city of Rome that existed 50 years ago, and to some extent, still does today.
The Coliseum will open areas long closed to visitors. Beginning in the fall of 2010 tourists will have a ?backstage pass' to the third level of the ancient arena. The World's Nancy Greenleese gives has a sneak preview.
Nancy Greenleese reports from Sicily on grassroots efforts to reduce the influence of the Mafia. She says activists tend to be younger, many under 35. And unlike their parents, they're not afraid to speak out about corruption.
Italy is one of the world's premier art curators. But there seems to be precious little space left for contemporary art. That may change with Italy's first national museum dedicated to modern art and architecture. Nancy Greenleese checked it out.