ROME ARCHAEOLOGY – Rome order’s the eviction of the beloved cat colony /nursery from the ruins of the Torre Argentina. La Repubblica (31/10/2012).

ROME ARCHAEOLOGY – Rome order’s the eviction of the beloved cat colony /nursery from the ruins of the Torre Argentina. La Repubblica (31/10/2012).

roma.repubblica.it/cronaca/2012/10/31/news/gatti_a_torre_…

cf:
– Gatti a Torre Argentina, il caso in Parlamento – L’ex soprintendente ai beni archeologici di Roma Adriano La Regina: “è assurdo che nessuno sia intervenuto prima per bloccare l’abuso” La Repubblica (31/10/2012).

– L’INTERVISTA L’ira delle “gattare” “La sede è qui dal Cinquanta” Luana Stefanini coordinatrice dell’associazione: “Abbiamo sterilizzato 27mila animali in 10 anni e ci siamo occupati della pulizia dell’area” La Repubblica (31/10/2012).

– IL CASO Torre Argentina, diktat della soprintendenza “Via la nursery per gatti, abuso da abbattere” L’ordinanza dopo la denuncia della Asl. “Ma anche gli animali vanno tutelati”. La costruzione sul tempio romano del II secolo a. C. Duecento gli esemplari presenti, tutti vaccinati. La Repubblica (31/10/2012).

– IL CASO “Un abuso le gattare nel tempio romano” Torre Argentina, la battaglia per i felini. Un’associazione di volontari dal 1995 ha creato un laboratorio veterinario, occupando l’intera area sacra. Per la Asl Roma A: “Non c’è idoneità igienico sanitaria per lo svolgimento di qualsiasi attività.” La Repubblica (31/10/2012).

– L’INTERVISTA Carandini all’attacco del sovrintendente Broccoli. L’ex presidente del consiglio superiore per i Beni culturali: “È chiaro che i felini non vanno toccati. Ma vanno comunque assistiti nei luoghi più opportuni.” La Repubblica (31/10/2012).

– Esercito degli Stati Uniti Guardie Fanteria a Tomba del milite ignoto a rimanere sul posto durante l’uragano, Cimitero Nazionale di Arlington, a Washington DC, Stati Uniti (29/01/2012).

‎- United States Army Infantry Guards at Tomb of the Unknowns to remain on-site during hurricane, Arlington National Cemetery,Washington DC, USA (29/01/2012).
– Esercito degli Stati Uniti Guardie Fanteria a Tomba del milite ignoto a rimanere sul posto durante l’uragano, Cimitero Nazionale di Arlington, a Washington DC, Stati Uniti (29/01/2012).

ROMA ARCHEOLOGIA: “La scultura in marmo della “Domus Flavia” di Roma – Napoli, Museo Archeologico,” di KARL (10/2010).

ROMA ARCHEOLOGIA: “La scultura in marmo della “Domus Flavia” di Roma – Napoli, Museo Archeologico,” di KARL (10/2010).

Fonte / source:
The marble sculpture of the “Domus Flavia” in Rome – Naples, Archaeological Museum, by: KARL (10/2010).
www.flickr.com/photos/70125105@N06/8062160208
www.flickr.com/photos/70125105@N06/8073563715
www.flickr.com/photos/70125105@N06/8116091907
www.flickr.com/photos/70125105@N06/8062149943

Alexander Stille, The Corrupt Reign of Emperor Silvio, THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS, (APRIL 8, 2010).

Alexander Stille, The Corrupt Reign of Emperor Silvio, THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS, (APRIL 8, 2010).

Papi: Uno Scandalo Politico (Papi: A Political Scandal)
by Peter Gomez, Marco Lillo, and Marco Travaglio
Milan: Chiarelettere, 331 pp., P15.00 (paper)

Il Regalo di Berlusconi (The Gift of Berlusconi)
by Peter Gomez and Antonella Mascali
Milan: Chiarelettere, 339 pp., P15.00 (paper)

Gradisca, Presidente: Tutta la verità della escort più famosa al mondo (At Your Pleasure, Mr. President: The Whole Truth About the Most Famous Escort in the World)
by Patrizia D’Addario, with Maddalena Tulanti
Reggio Emilia: Aliberti, 237 pp., P17.90

Guzzanti vs Berlusconi
by Paolo Guzzanti
Reggio Emilia: Aliberti, 573 pp., P19.90

Videocracy – a film directed by Erik Gandini

FONTE / SOURCE:
– Alexander Stille, The Corrupt Reign of Emperor Silvio, THE NEW YORK REVIEW OF BOOKS, (APRIL 8, 2010).
www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2010/apr/08/the-corrupt…

LAZIO BENI CULTURALI – Rubo 5 milioni al ministero, Luigi Germani funzionario arrestato, in fuga dopo un telegramma di dimissioni: rintracciato a Milano. La Repubblica (24/10/2012), p. 10.

LAZIO BENI CULTURALI – Rubo 5 milioni al ministero, Luigi Germani funzionario arrestato, in fuga dopo un telegramma di dimissioni: rintracciato a Milano. La Repubblica (24/10/2012), p. 10.

PDF = LAZIO BENI CULTURALI – Rubo 5 milioni al ministero, Luigi Germani funzionario arrestato, La Repubblica (24/10/2012), p. 10.

cf: ITALIA BENI CULTURALI – MiBAC & La corruzione politica: “L. Germani – Funzionario dei Beni culturali sparito con 5 milioni – Prendi i soldi e scappa,” LIBERO (16/06/2012), p. 15; Il Messaggero (16/06/2012), p. 49; & il Fatto Quotidano (16/06/2012), p. 8. & [La notizia del furto, anche le indagini pratiche commerciali di Roma e L’Aquila tra i Arch. Federica Galloni e Comm. Luciano Marchetti].
www.flickr.com/photos/imperial_fora_of_rome/7379179528

ROME JOURNAL – Buon Appetito, but Not Next to the Monuments, NYT (23/10/2012), p.1 ROMA – Ordinanza antibivacco, il NYT attacca: «A Roma vietato mangiare al fresco» Il Messaggero (23/10/2012).

ROME JOURNAL – Buon Appetito, but Not Next to the Monuments, NYT (23/10/2012), p.1
ROMA – Ordinanza antibivacco, il NYT attacca: «A Roma vietato mangiare al fresco» Il Messaggero (23/10/2012).

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ROMA – «Il nuovo crimine di Roma, mangiare al fresco». Titola così il New York Times che nella sua pagina web pubblica un articolo molto duro contro l’ordinanza del Campidoglio che vieta di mangiare o bere nelle vicinanze dei monumenti storici della Capitale, con multe, scrive il Nyt, sino a 650 dollari.
IL MESSAGGRO Martedì 23 Ottobre 2012.
www.ilmessaggero.it/roma/cronaca/bivacchi_nyt_gelato_pani…
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ROME JOURNAL – Buon Appetito, but Not Next to the Monuments, NYT (22/10/2012), p.1
www.nytimes.com/2012/10/24/world/europe/snacking-at-the-r…

ROME — Dapper as always in their bleached white shirts and matching caps, members of Rome’s municipal police force were out on the Spanish Steps one warm autumn day, trolling for offenders.

“Stefano, look! There’s another eater,” one officer said to another before sauntering over to a baffled couple who had begun munching on an inoffensive-looking meal while sitting on the steps. The culprits, a couple of foreign tourists, had settled down on the landmark, one of Rome’s most famous. In their hands were the offending items: sandwiches.

The officers pounced, and after much waving of hands, the couple wrapped up the sandwiches and slouched away, looking sheepish.

They were in violation — unwittingly, in all probability — of a municipal ordinance that went into force this month. The measure outlaws eating and drinking in areas of “particular historic, artistic, architectonic and cultural value” in Rome’s center, to better protect the city’s monuments, which include landmarks like the Colosseum, the Pantheon and the Spanish Steps. Fines range all the way up to $650 for culinary recidivists.

Italian cities, Rome included, have long enacted ordinances and regulations to protect monuments from ill-mannered tourists (and residents). But after a recent stroll through the city center, where he saw several people making themselves at home, literally, Rome’s mayor, Gianni Alemanno, decided the rules needed toughening.

Antonio Gazzellone, the municipal council member responsible for tourism, noting that alcohol may have been involved, said, “There were people camped out, and we weren’t able to move them.”

The new ordinance, which also outlaws camping or “setting up makeshift beds,” will “give monuments back their proper decorum,” he said. “Rome needs to be protected, its beauty respected.”

But there has already been some grumbling around town.

Recently, a salesclerk named Massimo strode off with his lunch after a police officer sharply blew her whistle until he stopped eating a sandwich on the Spanish Steps.

“It seems to me that the municipal police have more important things to deal with than people eating sandwiches,” said Massimo, who asked that his last name not be used because, after all, he had just broken the law.

Others fretted that the ordinance is too broad. “From now on, a tourist walking around the Colosseum with an ice cream cone will be fined,” said Angelo Bonelli, a member of Italy’s Green Party, who flagrantly challenged the ban by eating a sandwich in front of the Pantheon while taunting a municipal police officer.

Rome has passed any number of bans during the past five years, against prostitutes, homeless people and men taking their shirts off in parks to sunbathe, Mr. Bonelli noted, often to little effect. “You can’t govern with bans,” he said of Mayor Alemanno. “It’s a sign of his inability to control the city.”

Many Romans agree. One recent Saturday, a few hundred protesters gathered in a flash mob on the steps leading to City Hall, chomping on pizza and panini as police officers registered the offenders. “Panino is not a crime,” one attendee wrote on his Facebook page.

Other Italian cities, where tourists and residents coexist in a delicate balance, have also taken measures to promote civility and good manners. For years it has been illegal in Venice to eat bag lunches while sitting on the steps around St. Mark’s Square, where 25 million tourists converge each year, said Marco Agostini, the city’s director general.

“It’s the one place in Venice that all visitors want to see,” he said, “and we can’t have a situation where you have to climb over people eating salami sandwiches.”

This summer, Venice — along with the square’s business association — hired eight people to act as “guardians” of St. Mark’s, answering sundry questions, like “Where do I find the Colosseum?” Mr. Agostini said, and not only politely informing tourists that the Colosseum is in Rome but also directing them to the gardens just around the corner, where munching outdoors is legal.

In Florence, too, rope cordons went up this summer around the steps of the city’s cathedral, where visitors were asked not to sit. Custodians kept watch from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, “but in fact, after hours, people went back to sitting there,” said Ambra Nepi, the spokeswoman for the Opera di Santa Maria del Fiore, which oversees the cathedral and nearby religious monuments.

Ms. Nepi said she understood that Florence could be expensive for some tourists, hence the bag lunches, and that there was a distinct lack of benches in the city center. But some visitors “abused the situation” and sprawled on the cathedral steps to suntan or nap, she said. “People need to know that after all this is a church,” she added. “It’s a way of educating visitors, and it’s not as though we went out with guns.”

Mr. Gazzellone, Rome’s head of tourism, dismissed concerns that visitors strolling with ice cream or slices of pizza would be fined, “as long as they throw any waste in the trash bins.” It’s more a question of civility, he said: “You wouldn’t eat a pizza and drop tomato sauce all over the steps of the White House in Washington.”

The ban must be renewed at the end of the year, he said, but that is considered pro forma. “We’ll see what the results are,” he said of the new law. “Personally, I hope it is never applied — because it means that citizens and guests to Rome have understood how to behave. I hope we don’t make a penny — because it means the city is being respected in its beauty.”

ARCHEOLOGY IN ROME: Cat discovers 2,000-year-old Roman catacomb. THE GUARDIAN, LONDON;U.K.(OCT. 18,2012). [c.f, ROMA ARCHEOLOGIA – Pietralata, il Gatto scopre una tomba romana, LA REPUBB. e Il MESS. (18/10/2012).

ARCHEOLOGY IN ROME: Cat discovers 2,000-year-old Roman catacomb. THE GUARDIAN, LONDON;U.K.(OCT. 18,2012). [c.f, ROMA ARCHEOLOGIA – Pietralata, il Gatto scopre una tomba romana, LA REPUBB. e Il MESS. (18/10/2012).

Cat discovers 2,000-year-old Roman catacomb. Rome resident Mirko Curti stumbles upon tomb piled with bones while chasing wayward feline near his apartment. THE GUARDIAN, LONDON;U.K.(OCT. 18,2012).

Rome may not exactly be short of catacombs, but one discovered this week is more deserving of the name than the city’s countless other subterranean burial chambers. For Mirko Curti stumbled into a 2,000-year-old tomb piled with bones while chasing a wayward moggy yards from his apartment building.

Curti and a friend were following the cat at 10pm on Tuesday when it scampered towards a low tufa rock cliff close to his home near Via di Pietralata in a residential area of the city. “The cat managed to get into a grotto and we followed the sound of its miaowing,” he said.

Inside the small opening in the cliff the two men found themselves surrounded by niches dug into the rock similar to those used by the Romans to hold funeral urns, while what appeared to be human bones littered the floor.

Archaeologists called to the scene said the tomb probably dated from between the 1st century BC and the 2nd century AD. Given that niches were used to store ashes in urns, the bones had probably tumbled into the tomb from a separate burial space higher up inside the cliff.

Heavy rains at the start of the week had probably caused rocks concealing the entrance to the tomb to crumble, they added.

Soft tufa rock has often been used for digging tombs over the centuries in Italy, but its softness means that ancient sites are today threatened by the elements. The cliffs near Via di Pietralata have also been extensively quarried.

Romans are often underwhelmed and sometimes irritated to find they are living on top of priceless remains. Shoppers arriving at the Ikea store on the outskirts of Rome leave their cars alongside a stretch of Roman road unearthed in the car park, while fans queueing to enter the city’s rugby stadium need to skirt around archaeologists excavating the Roman necropolis that stretches under the pitch. At the concert hall complex next door, halls had to be squeezed around an unearthed Roman villa.

But Curti said he was nonetheless amazed to wander into a tomb so close to his house, calling it “the most incredible experience” of his life.

Fonte / source:

– ARCHEOLOGY IN ROME: Cat discovers 2,000-year-old Roman catacomb. THE GUARDIAN, LONDON;U.K.(OCT. 18,2012).
www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/18/cat-2000-year-old-ro…

— ROMA ARCHEOLOGIA – Pietralata, il Gatto scopre una tomba romana, LA REPUBBLICA e Il MESSAGGERO (18/10/2012).

www.flickr.com/photos/imperial_fora_of_rome/8099681234/in…

www.flickr.com/photos/imperial_fora_of_rome/8096662132/in…

ELEZIONE USA 2012 – Presidential Debate (16 ottobre 2012) – Mitt Romney osservazione, ‘raccoglitori pieni di donne,’ “Adamo, consegnare questo legante per Mitt quando lo vedi.” Grazie Dio.

ELEZIONE USA 2012 – Presidential Debate (16 ottobre 2012) – Mitt Romney osservazione, ‘raccoglitori pieni di donne,’ “Adamo, consegnare questo legante per Mitt quando lo vedi.” Grazie Dio.

USA ELECTION 2012 – Presidential Debate (Oct. 16, 2012) – Mitt Romney remark, ‘binders full of women,’ becomes Internet sensation after debate with Obama ‘I went to a number of women’s groups and … they brought us whole binders full of women,’ former Gov. Romney said about his search to find more women candidates to work in his Massachusetts cabinet.

foto / fonte:
Mario Piperni, Obama Wins Debate and Women In Binders Is Born (17/10/2012).
mariopiperni.com/barack-obama/obama-wins-debate-and-women…

ATTENZIONE: FURTO D’ARTE MAGGIORE DA MUSEO OLANDESE, AMSTERDAM (AP) (16/10/2012).

ATTENZIONE: FURTO D’ARTE MAGGIORE DA MUSEO OLANDESE, AMSTERDAM (AP) (16/10/2012).

— AMSTERDAM (AP) – Alcuni dipinti sono stati rubati da un museo nella città olandese di Rotterdam che si espone opere di Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse e Vincent van Gogh.

— AMSTERDAM (AP) — Several paintings have been stolen from a museum in the Dutch city of Rotterdam that was exhibiting works by Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Vincent van Gogh.

Fonte / source:
Big art heist at Dutch museum, AP NEW USA (Oct. 16, 2012).

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Rif. “Furto di importanti opere d’arte in un museo di Rotterdam, di Dott.ssa Caterina Pisu,” / FACEBOOK, Italia (16/10/2012).

…Martin G. Conde mi ha appena segnalato una notizia di poche ore fa riguardo il furto di opere d’arte durante la notte, a Rotterdam, al museo Kunsthal, che ospita un’esposizione temporanea di opere della fondazione Triton tra cui opere di Van Gogh, Dali’, Duchamp, Mondrian e Matisse. Lo ha reso noto la polizia olandese, che pero’ non ha voluto rivelare i nomi delle tele sottratte per motivi di sicurezza. Secondo alcuni media olandesi, una delle opere rubate sarebbe la ”Donna che legge” di Matisse. La notizia, riportata sul suo blog da Martin G. Conde è stata data da varie agenzie tra cui Ansa, http://www.ansa.it/web/notizie/rubriche/mondo/2012/10/16/Furto-museo-Rotterdam-forse-Matisse_7637873.html e Adnkronos, http://www.adnkronos.com/IGN/News/Esteri/Olanda-furto-al-museo-di-Rotterdam-trafugati-vari-quadri-tra-cui-un-Matisse_313797634504.html.

 

IL GOVERNO ITALIANO (10/2012) – “NIENTE COME AL SOLITO / NOTHING DONE AS USUAL,” : EMERGENZA & TERREMOTO SISMA EMILIA-ROMAGNA (2012) & L’AQUILA / ABRUZZO (2009).

IL GOVERNO ITALIANO (10/2012) – “NIENTE COME AL SOLITO / NOTHING DONE AS USUAL,” : EMERGENZA & TERREMOTO SISMA EMILIA-ROMAGNA (2012) & L’AQUILA / ABRUZZO (2009).

ITALIA BENI CULTURALI: CHE TESORO DI ROCCIA – Impronte di dinosauri, fossili preistorici, frammenti di meteoriti (…) Che rischiano di scomparire. l’Espresso (11/10/2012), p. 116 [PDF pp. 1-6].

ITALIA BENI CULTURALI: CHE TESORO DI ROCCIA – Impronte di dinosauri, fossili preistorici, frammenti di meteoriti (…) Che rischiano di scomparire. l’Espresso (11/10/2012), p. 116 [PDF pp. 1-6].

PDF = ITALIA BENI CULTURALI: CHE TESORO DI ROCCIA – Impronte di dinosauri, fossili preistorici, frammenti di meteoriti (…) Che rischiano di scomparire. l’Espresso (11/10/2012), p. 116 [PDF pp. 1-6].

 

ITALIA ARCHITETTURA e VENEZIA: IL PALLADIO MUSEUM – Sei sale al primo piano raccontano il Genio – 400 I designi di Andrea Palladio. IL GIORNALE DI VENEZIA (04/10/2012), p. 8.

ITALIA ARCHITETTURA e VENEZIA: IL PALLADIO MUSEUM – Sei sale al primo piano raccontano il Genio – 400 I designi di Andrea Palladio. IL GIORNALE DI VENEZIA (04/10/2012), p. 8.

PDF = ITALIA ARCHITETTURA e VENEZIA: IL PALLADIO MUSEUM – Sei sale al primo piano raccontano il Genio – 400 I designi di Andrea Palladio. IL GIORNALE DI VENEZIA (04/10/2012), p. 8.

ITALIA ARCHEOLOGIA e BENI CULTURALI e GETTY MUSEO: l’ auriga dell’ Iliade – Mozia “L’ intervento al Getty Museum potrebbe danneggiare un’ opera che peraltro non dovrebbe viaggiare.” IL MESSAGGERO (20/09/2012), p. 23.

ITALIA ARCHEOLOGIA e BENI CULTURALI e GETTY MUSEO: l’ auriga dell’ Iliade – Mozia “L’ intervento al Getty Museum potrebbe danneggiare un’ opera che peraltro non dovrebbe viaggiare.” IL MESSAGGERO (20/09/2012), p. 23.

PDF = ITALIA ARCHEOLOGIA e BENI CULTURALI e GETTY MUSEO: l’ auriga dell’ Iliade – Mozia “L’ intervento al Getty Museum potrebbe danneggiare un’ opera che peraltro non dovrebbe viaggiare.” IL MESSAGGERO (20/09/2012), p. 23.

ITALIA BENI CULTURALI – “DOORS OF PARADISE, LORENZO GHIBERTI – PARADISE LOST, AND NOW FULLY RESTORED / LORENZO GHIBERTI – Museo dell’ Opera di Santa Maria del Flore, Piazza di Duomo.” INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE (13/09/2012), p. 2.

ITALIA BENI CULTURALI – “DOORS OF PARADISE, LORENZO GHIBERTI – PARADISE LOST, AND NOW FULLY RESTORED / LORENZO GHIBERTI – Museo dell’ Opera di Santa Maria del Flore, Piazza di Duomo.” INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE (13/09/2012), p. 2.

PDF = ITALIA BENI CULTURALI – “DOORS OF PARADISE, LORENZO GHIBERTI – PARADISE LOST, AND NOW FULLY RESTORED / LORENZO GHIBERTI – Museo dell’ Opera di Santa Maria del Flore, Piazza di Duomo.” INTERNATIONAL HERALD TRIBUNE (13/09/2012), p. 2.

Cf:

PDF [pp. 1-12] – ITALIA BENI CULTURALI: ‘IL PARADISO RITROVATO – Dopo 27 anni torna a splendore la porta del Paradiso del Battistero, capolavoro in bronzo e oro di Lorenzo Ghiberti. Bell` Italia (01/10/2012), p. 68.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/imperial_fora_of_rome/7981610694/in/photostream

 

 

ITALIA BENE CULTURALI – Prof. Arch. Carlo Scarpa, “Venice Rediscoveres Its Glass Treasures / Carlo Scarpa: Venini 1932-47 – Venezia riscopre i suoi tesori di vetro”. INTERNATIONAL HERLAD TRIBUNE (27/08/2012), p. 10.

PDF = ITALIA BENE CULTURALI – Prof. Arch. Carlo Scarpa, “Venice Rediscoveres Its Glass Treasures / Carlo Scarpa: Venini 1932-47 – Venezia riscopre i suoi tesori di vetro”. INTERNATIONAL HERLAD TRIBUNE (27/08/2012), p. 10.

LAZIO – Bomarzo 1940 ca Villa Orsini (XVI sec.)

LAZIO ARCHEOLOGIA & BENI CULTURALI: Lazio, Bomarzo 1940 ca Villa Orsini (XVI sec.) – Raccolta de Alvariis nel Lazio (2012).

FONTE / SOURCE: “Bomarzo 1940 ca Villa Orsini (XVI sec.), Foto C. T. I.
Raccolta de Alvariis nel Lazio – Questa foto è figlia unica, se qualcuno gli vuole dare una sorella gemella, attuale, è ben accetto.” IN: Roma ieri, Roma oggi di Alvaro de Alvariis (2012). http://www.flickr.com/photos/dealvariis/8047585844/in/photostream

ROMA – Apertura straordinaria del cantiere di restauro del ciclo di affreschi altomedievali di Santa Maria Antiqua nel Foro Romano, SSBAR/MiBAC (01/10/2012).[pdf / ITALIANO & ENGLISH].

ROMA – Apertura straordinaria del cantiere di restauro del ciclo di affreschi altomedievali di Santa Maria Antiqua nel Foro Romano, SSBAR/MiBAC (01/10/2012).[pdf / ITALIANO & ENGLISH].
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ROMA – Apertura straordinaria del cantiere di restauro del ciclo di affreschi altomedievali di Santa Maria Antiqua nel Foro Romano, SSBAR/MiBAC (01/10/2012).

ROMA – Apertura straordinaria del cantiere di restauro del ciclo di affreschi altomedievali di Santa Maria Antiqua nel Foro Romano, SSBAR/MiBAC (01/10/2012).
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