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Italy hits architect Santiago Calatrava with €78,000 in fines

Synonymous with Venice are its canals and with those canals come all the bridges, more than 400 bridges to be exact. However, one bridge has proven to be particularly problematic and the city has fined the architect for damages. On August 6th, a five-judge panel in a Roman court that oversees the spending of public […]

Anna Coliva reinstated as director of Galleria Borghese after baseless ‘absentee’ accusation

After months of turmoil, Anna Coliva has been reinstated as director of Italy’s Galleria Borghese. Coliva was accused of ‘absenteeism’ concerning unauthorized gym visits in 2014 when the Italian Ministry of Culture subsequently suspended the director for six months with no pay. The suspension followed an anonymous tip – now thought to have come from […]