Most Shared Stories Tagged: Italy

Arts, Culture & Media

Not-so-live performance

A new book states that Luciano Pavarotti's performance at the 2006 Olympic opening ceremonies in Turin was lip-synched - both voice and orchestra were recorded before the ceremony, and The World's Alex Gallafent examines the significance of the claim.

Politics

Italy's new politics

The World's Gerry Hadden reports that Italy's latest election campaign has seen a change in the country's super-fragmented political landscape, as the main left-of-center candidate is refusing to run as part of a coalition

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

Geo answer

For today's Geo Quiz we wanted to know the name of the main square in Venice, Italy. The answer is Piazza San Marco or St. Mark's Square...where a ban on feeding the pigeons went into effect this week. Host Marco Werman gets details from Venice shop owner Emanuele Dal Carlo.

News summary

Anchor Lisa Mullins reviews some of the other news stories that have been pushed out of the headlines by the two natural disasters in Asia.

Geo quiz and answer

We're calling today's Geo Quiz a "Geo-political Quiz." Anchor Marco Werman gets questions and answers from Carolyn O'Hara, senior editor at Foreign Policy magazine.