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Apr 2, 2014

Stolen Gauguin painting found in Italian retiree’s kitchen

ROME (Reuters) – By Eleanor Biles

ROME, April 2 (Reuters) – A painting by French post-Impressionist Paul Gaugin that was stolen in Britain in 1970 has turned up hanging in the kitchen of a retired factory worker in Sicily, Italian police said on Wednesday.

With it was a second missing painting by Pierre Bonnard, another French avant garde artist of the late 19th century, that the owner bought along with the Gaugin at an auction in 1975 for only 45,000 lire (23.24 euros).

Dec 14, 2010

Violence erupts in Rome after Berlusconi wins vote

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.

Oct 19, 2010

Medieval Italian town blows hot on wind power

By Eleanor Biles

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.