ROME (Reuters) – Protesters set fire to cars, threw paint and smoke bombs at the Italian parliament and clashed with riot police on Tuesday in Rome’s worst violence for years after Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi survived a confidence vote.
Via del Corso, the main street stretching through the historic center, near Berlusconi’s office and home to some of the capital’s smartest shops, was a battle scene of smoke, teargas and bloodied faces.
TOCCO DA CASAURIA, Italy (Reuters Life!) – Wind has never been a commodity in short supply for the medieval town of Tocco da Casauria in Italy’s central Apennine mountains.
Nestled between two of the country’s highest mountain ranges, the Maiella and Gran Sasso, Tocco da Casauria sits in a natural wind tunnel and residents have decided to make it work for them.