Braille on the menu and tactile display cases. A month ago, a restaurant was opened in Bologna for visually impaired and blind people. A carefully thought-out place is gaining popularity among the townspeople. Menus are read here, touching the paper with their hands. And to feel the whole essence of the institution, you must trust the sensations of your own fingertips.
A study of the quality of life in various regions of Italy in 2013 by the University of La Sapienza confirmed a well-known fact: in the leaders of Trentino and Lombardy, in the tail - Calabria. The situation is such that in Italy a kind of “border of well-being” has formed, let's call it that. The division, which Umberto Bossi and his League of the North did not manage to advance in the parliament, happened by itself.
Appearing for an interview with parents may seem strange to anyone, but not to a modern Italian. Has the situation really gone so far? It turns out that Italians continue to “hold on to their mother’s skirt,” even when it comes to getting a job. At least every fourth Italian comes for an interview with his parents, most often with his mother.
A recent survey showed that foreigners who came to Italy are actually much happier than the citizens of a sunny country. According to a recent survey, 60.8 percent of foreigners rated their lives in Italy from 8 to 10 points on a 10-point scale, while at the same time, only 37 were equally satisfied.
A small town, spread out on the shore of Lake Como, will have to pay a fine for a too noisy waterfall. For thousands of years it took shape, for hundreds of years it was a favorite destination for tourists, until one day this amazing fountain seemed “too noisy” to the locals. The authorities of the city of Bellano, which is located on the shores of the famous Italian lake Como, will be forced to pay a fine after local residents complained that lumps of water in a beautiful creation of nature fall "too noisy", which makes it difficult to watch TV with open windows.
George Clooney and his girlfriend Amal Alamuddin will be married at the end of September in Venice. Their union will be registered by Voltaire Veltroni, the former mayor of Rome. Veltroni, who served as mayor of the Eternal City from 2001 to 2008, will be married on September 29 at the former Doge's Palace, Ca 'Farsetti. The actor’s friendship and politics began when Clooney arrived in Rome to receive an award for his contribution to humanitarian assistance in the Darfur region of Sudan in 2007.
A group of refugees who have arrived in Italy relatively recently complain of “monotonous” food, demanding to include dishes of their national cuisine in the menu. For two days, a group of forty refugees who arrived at the Italian center in the province of Belluno refused to eat "pasta with tomato sauce and eggs" - a dish he kindly offered.
A resident of Rome begged the police to take him into custody and send him to prison, explaining his unusual desire by the fact that he was extremely tired of his wife. The 37-year-old Italian father of three children turned to the Tor Bella Monaca police station in the eastern part of Rome. “Put me in jail, otherwise it will end badly,” a desperate man demanded.
Recent data indicate that the number of Italians who received German citizenship is growing rapidly. We tried to find out what attracts the inhabitants of sunny Italy to another EU country. Last year, 2,754 Italians received German citizenship, which is 25.1 percent more than in 2012.
A resident of the island of Lido was detained on suspicion of hijacking a vaporetto - shuttle boat in Venice. The young man rode along the canals of the Venetian lagoon for several hours before being detained. Until this week, it never occurred to anyone that pirates would get to the shores of the Italian city of Venice.
Sultry representatives of the stronger sex of sunny Italy were called the most desirable and sexiest in Europe. This is the conclusion of sociologists conducting a survey "What country should your ideal man be from?" The British, Spanish and Portuguese women aged 18 to 35 who participated in the survey agreed that Italian men are the most attractive in Europe.
A recent study conducted by EU representatives showed that foreigners are more likely to find work in Italy than the citizens themselves. Sociologists from the EU Statistical Agency (epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu) found that most of those applying for work in Italy are representatives of other European countries, while the country's inhabitants themselves are less active and less successful in this regard.
Italy has become a leader in the number of plastic surgeries of various spectra, from suspenders to breast augmentation. Despite the fact that nature gave Italians a very outstanding and pleasant appearance, many of them resort to the services of plastic surgeons. World celebrities of Italian origin are no exception.
An Italian priest in one of his writings stated that a civil marriage is worse than a murder than aroused public skepticism. In his next address, Father Tarcisio Vicario, a priest from the city of Cameri, in the province of Novara, firmly distinguished between the sins of murder and cohabitation.
From Piacenza to Hollywood. From Rinascente storefronts to a network of boutiques around the world. Giorgio Armani is 80 years old, during which he created a unique brand of real Italian clothing, which has long become a classic of fashion. I like it, you like it too. This is the favorite phrase of Giorgio Armani, king of fashion, who turns 80 on July 11, 2014.
The head of the International Association of Exorcists (www.icaoe.weebly.com/) confirmed that the official Vatican has approved the conduct of rites to expel demons. Specialists in the expulsion of demons, in other words, exorcists, now have one more ace in their sleeve - their actions were approved by the official Vatican.
Despite the fact that abortion operations in Italy have long been recognized by law, recently more and more doctors refuse to have abortions, thereby forcing women to look for other, sometimes unsafe, options. After Benito Mussolini’s ban on abortion was lifted in 1978 due to the efforts of a group of influential women politicians, including former Foreign Minister Emma Bonina, Italians were given the legislative right to terminate their pregnancy within the first three months after conception.
Pope Francis refuses to travel in a "tin can of sardines" - a bulletproof Papamobile. Despite concern for his safety, the Pontiff claims that at his age he has nothing to lose. Pope Francis in his repertoire: the other day he dismissed all concerns regarding his personal safety, saying that he no longer wanted to travel to the "tin can of sardines" - Papamobile.
With George Clooney's tender love for Italy, it is not surprising that the actor is going to get married in one of the most romantic cities in the country - in Venice. 52-year-old Hollywood actor and his girlfriend Amal Alamuddin, a London-based human rights lawyer, are about to take the pledges of allegiance in Italy, namely Venice.
The coffin, which once contained the remains of Italian dictator Benito Mussolini, is up for auction with an initial price of £ 4,000. The old coffin, where Benito Mussolini's body has been stored for 11 years, is put up for sale at the eBay virtual auction. The fascist dictator was captured and killed by Italian partisans when he tried to flee to Switzerland at the end of World War II.
The authorities of Giglio Island, off the coast of which the Costa Concordia cruise ship crashed in January 2012, are seriously concerned about Costa Cruises warning of possible environmental pollution when towing a ship to the port of Genova. Towing the Costa Concordia may cause some damage to the waters washing the island of Giglio, off the coast of which the ship sank in 2012.