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Italian Town Gives Pregnant Women & New Moms Their Own Parking Spaces

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Women’s rights activists in Italy are supposedly upset that the town of Corinaldo has widened and repainted hundreds of parking spaces as pink to signify they are for pregnant women and new moms. The wider, moms-only parking spaces were debuted for International Women’s Day last Friday. But the UK’s Sun newspaper quotes feminist activists pointing out the gesture only serves to reinforce women’s traditional role as mothers: Keep reading »

Priest Says Women Encourage Domestic Violence For Not Cooking And Cleaning Well Enough

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A priest in a northern village in Italy posted some helpful tips for ladies on how to avoid getting beaten by their husbands. “Healthy self-criticism” is necessary for women to make sure there’s nothing they could be doing differently to stop getting beat, such as cooking more dinners, doing the laundry, and dressing more modestly. Keep reading »

“Padlocks Of Love” Being Cut Off Roman Bridge

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First Amy Poehler and Will Arnett split up, and now this. It’s not a good week for love, you guys. Since 2006, smitten couples have been decorating Rome’s Ponte Milvio bridge with padlocks to signify their eternal devotion (the craze was sparked by a novel called I Want You), but now the weight of all those love locks is threatening the ancient bridge. As of Monday, police have begun taking bolt cutters to thousands of the romantic symbols, which makes a lot of practical sense but is still kind of tragic to watch. Apparently the padlock-obsessed lovers have taken to expressing their commitment at other nearby landmarks like the railings near the Trevi Fountain, which gives a whole new meaning to the term “lock it down.” [Telegraph]

Bones Of Real Life Mona Lisa May Have Been Unearthed

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The model in Leonardo da Vinci’s famed Mona Lisa painting, named Lisa Gherardini, may have been discovered buried underneath a convent in Florence, Italy.

Gherardini became a nun after her husband’s death, and died in the convent in 1542 at age 63.  After digging in the Convent of Saint Ursula last year, the archeological team found a woman’s skull five feet under the convent’s original floor. The dig halted due to a lack of funds, but the team found a human skeleton this week. Now the team will compare the DNA in the bones with the remains of Gherardini’s two children buried nearby. Keep reading »

Abercrombie & Fitch Force Workers To Work Out As Punishment

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As if clothing brand Abercrombie & Fitch wasn’t already the worst, staffers at the store’s Milan outpost say they were forced to work out every time their supervisors caught them making a mistake. Men were given pushups, and women were given squat thrusts, presumably so they could get ever-closer to the perfect Abercrombie model body.

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When Two Porn Stars Run For Mayor, Everybody Wins

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Anytime you start getting embarrassed by America’s gator hunters and four-year-old GoGo Juice guzzlers, it can be helpful to see what the folks are up to in southern Italy.  Italy is, of course, the country until recently run by prostitute-hiring Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, a television magnate who was loved/reviled for appointing showgirls to political positions. So it should surprise no one that two pole-dancing porn stars are facing off in a mayoral race in Taranto, Italy, a town located on the heel of Italy’s “boot.”

Let’s take a closer look at Amandha Fox and Luana Borgia … no, not that kind of look. Keep reading »

Amanda Knox “Loves Italy” And Plans To Go Back

Just because Amanda Knox spent most of the last four years locked in an Italian prison doesn’t mean she doesn’t love the land of pasta and fine wine.

The 24-year-old study-abroad student from Washington, who was freed in October after an appeals court overturned her murder conviction, “loves Italy” and will probably return, her attorney said on Tuesday. Read more…

Irish Accents Surpass French Accents As The World’s Sexiest, Supposedly

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Zut alors! French, the language of l’amour, is “the world’s sexiest accent” no more. According to a poll of 5,000 women worldwide, cited in the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper, ladies most desire to be whispered sweet nothings in an Irish lilt, followed by Italian declarations of amore. Scottish was named the fourth sexiest accent, followed by French, Australian and then English. Now, anyone who has heard Chris O’Dowd’s adorable acecnt in “Bridesmaids” won’t disagree with these findings. But you know who does disagree? My French dude, who sniffed, “Misinformation, that’s a British newspaper, they hate the French because their women love us.” So there you go. 

What accent do you think is the sexiest? [Daily Mail UK] Keep reading »

Style Inspiration: Rome Right Now

Alright, we’ve covered the current looks of London and Paris, now it’s time to talk about Rome! This city is sexy, edgy, and colorful, and so is the fashion aesthetic. Women here love mixing masculine and feminine looks, trendy pieces with classics, and bright colors with more bright colors–then they jump on their Vespas and away they go. Here’s how to get the look…

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Travel Diary: The Dos & Don’ts Of Visiting Italy

Last week, I told you about my trip to Paris, in all its gorgeous, historic, delicious glory. This week I explored Italy with my mom and my brother Devin. My family is Italian but we’d never been to Italy, and from the people to the scenery to the food, it didn’t disappoint. We went to my friend Milena’s beautiful wedding on Lake Garda and then drove down to Rome, stopping in a couple seaside towns on the way but mostly trying not to die on the highways. I’ve compiled a list of Dos and Don’ts based on my experience — read on to check ‘em out, and please share your own Italian travel tips in the comments! Keep reading »

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