Volterra in Tuscany has always been famous for the mining and processing of alabaster - a soft, almost translucent stone. Students at the world's only school for alabaster now want to give the material a new image.
The mayor of Livorno lamented that the forecast underestimated the intensity of the storms that first struck overnight. The city only issued a code "orange" warning instead of a code "red," which might have saved lives.
Volterra in Tuscany has always been famous for the mining and processing of alabaster. Students now want to give the material a new image.
Italy's best-loved red wine is turning 300. But the tipple that put Tuscany on the map is struggling with an image problem. Vintners are doing what they can to turn around its reputation as cheap plonk.
Former premier Matteo Renzi is to stand again for his Democratic Party (PD) leadership. Internal party feuding is threatening to split the party ahead of elections to be held by early 2018.
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