Posts tagged "italy"

Who Wants A Fetus Cocktail?

Juuuust kidding. This is actually an Italian public service announcement to discourage women from drinking when there’s a bun in the oven and reads, simply, “When Mama drinks, baby drinks.” The disturbing ads, which will appear on buses, billboards and in women’s restrooms throughout the Veneto region, are in response to recent findings that 65…

By: Jessica Wakeman / May 27, 2010

Italians Claim Premature Baby Lived Through Abortion

The Italian Ministry of Health has announced that three separate investigations have been launched after a claim that this weekend, a premature baby survived an abortion at 22 weeks (or about five months). Allegedly, Rev. Antonio Martello, a hospital chaplain at Rossano Calabro Hospital in Calabria, was praying in front of the infant’s body 20…

By: Jessica Wakeman / April 30, 2010

70 Percent Of Young Italians Just Can’t Cut The Apron Strings

This will put that mama’s boy you dated in perspective: Over 70 percent of Italians between the ages of 18 and 39 still live at home with their parents, according to recent statistics. Mama mia!

The government is even proposing a law to deal with these “bamboccioni,” the Italian word for “big babies.” Minister…

By: Jessica Wakeman / January 21, 2010

Today’s Lady News: Italy’s Prime Minister Calls Michelle Obama “Sun-Tanned”

Italy’s Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi made a stupid joke about Barack and Michelle Obama‘s dark skin, calling it a suntan. According to the AP, he told a crowd in Milan he was bringing well wishes from the United States from “what’s his name? Some, tanned guy. Ah, Barack Obama!” He then continued, “You won’t believe…

By: Jessica Wakeman / September 29, 2009

Single In Italy: Beware Of The Other Woman

Liz Tuccillo tries to grasp the Italian mother fascination among Italian men.
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Single in Italy: Slaphappy
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Single in Italy: A Recipe for Seduction

By: YourTango.com / August 20, 2009

Five Things To Know About Italian PM Silvio Berlusconi’s Sex Life

Have you heard? Italy’s Prime Minister, Silvio Berlusconi, is a total horndog. Worse than Bill Clinton or Mark Sanford, even!

Call girls, audio tapes, barely legal teens, “gifts” of seats in the Italian Parliament for pretty girls … mamma mia! Four years of high school level Italian did not prepare me to make sense…

By: Jessica Wakeman / July 28, 2009

Venice Gets Its First Female Gondolier

Rowing a gondola through Venice’s famed canals used to be a tradition passed from father to son. But not anymore! Twenty-three-year-old Giorgia Boscolo, mother of two, completed the 400 hours of classes required to become the first female gondolier in Italy’s history. Not everyone is uncorking a bottle of vino, though; Boscolo’s papa is a…

By: Jessica Wakeman / June 30, 2009

Amanda Knox Takes The Stand

While the rest of her friends will be graduating from the University of Washington this weekend, 21-year-old Amanda Knox will go over her testimony given earlier today in Italy defending her innocence in the murder of British student Meredith Kercher. Kercher was found dead — stabbed in the neck and strangled — half naked i…

By: Daniela Guernica / June 12, 2009

Libya’s Leader Wants A Party With 700 Italian Woman

Libya’s leader, Muammar Gaddafi, is going on a Roman holiday. And he’s made a very interesting request for the Italian government—he wants a party with 700 Italian women, including Italy’s Equal Opportunities Minister (and former model) Mara Carfagna, and other female politicians, business women, and cultural movers and shakers. It looks like Italian leaders are…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 8, 2009

The Political Sex Scandal: Italian Style

Supposedly, Italians in the late ’90s couldn’t grasp why the Clinton-Lewinsky scandal caused such hysteria in the states. Well, my dear Italians, the tables have turned. In case you’ve been under a rock (like I have) Italy’s premier, Silvio Berlusconi, has been living out a Clintonian mess for the last week. First, Berlusconi attended the…

By: Justine Fields / June 5, 2009

Love Padlocks Removed From Trevi Fountain Gate

Locks have long been a symbol of never-ending love. Earlier this month, Frisky reader Charlotte told us about the tradition of couples attaching locks to the Uzupis Bridge in Lithuania and throwing the key in the river below to show they’re stuck with one another forever, and that country isn’t the only one with such…

By: Catherine Strawn / April 22, 2009

Hot Footballer Flounces Around In Store Window Display For All To See

Andrea Vasa, a 30-year-old hot football — in other words soccer — player for Milan’s Brera team, is living in Dirk Bikkembergs, a high-end Italian store, parading around half-naked, lifting weights, and lolling about for anyone who happens to look in the windows. “Among the shelves and clothes hangers exposing the items that are for…

By: Susannah Breslin / March 27, 2009

Love Vandal: Italians Do It Better, Part Due

Reader Haley took this in Rome on Christmas last year right between the Colosseum and the Forum/Palatine Hill area.

Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send your pic to tips@thefrisky.com.

By: Catherine Strawn / December 2, 2008

Love Vandal: Italians Do It Better

Reader Sarah took this photo in Florence. Since we don’t speak Italian, she translated it for us: “Good wishes to you who is the best thing that has ever happened to me…! I love you!”

Have you seen graffiti that’s kind of sweet (even if it is against the law)? Send your pic to

By: Catherine Strawn / November 25, 2008

Pocket Change: Jessica Biel’s “I’m Vacaying In Italy With Justin Timberlake” Style

LOOK #1
Animal-Print Scarf: $16.50, Alloy
White Racer-Back Tank: $29.50, J. Crew
Black Maxi Skirt: $29.50, Old Navy
Metallic Flat Sandals: $59.99, Nine West
Black Satchel Tote (Splurge!): $635, Botkier

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / September 27, 2008

Italian Hookers Have New Habits

While every girl wants to stop traffic, Italian women are being accused of causing car accidents because they’re so damn sexy. Due to these ridiculous claims, the governments in Rome, Milan, and Florence have just passed laws decreeing that women dress and act more modestly. The legislation states that women must refrain from “adopting pose…

By: Simcha / September 26, 2008

Lost In Translation: A Yeast Infection Abroad

This summer, I met up with my fiance in Europe for a well-deserved vacation. He had been studying there for a month before I arrived, and sometimes, when a man and a woman love each other very much in a short period of time, soon after comes a very special gift from God, known a…

By: Colleen Kane / September 9, 2008

A Faulty Wedding Dress Causes Bride To Sue Designer

When I think of all the disastrous things that could happen on someone’s wedding day, I generally think of flowers dying, or the cake being dropped as it’s being carried to the reception site. Well, one bride in Italy had it a lot worse. When this woman was married in 2006, her dress came unstitched…

By: Catherine Strawn / July 7, 2008

The Daily Squeeze: Paris Hilton’s Puppies, Italian Woman In Captivity, & An Iron Kidnapping

Justice for puppies everywhere! Paris Hilton was stopped from buying a puppy by the staff at a pet store because it seemed too much like an impulse buy. The star is known for having a “menagerie of neglected animals.” [NY Post]…

By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / June 17, 2008

Quick Pic: I Spy A Unicorn!

I’ve got good news for the 8-year-old girl/gay boy inside of all of us. Your parents may have ruined Santa Claus, the Easter Bunny, the Tooth Fairy, and maybe even where babies come from, but they can’t take away the mythical, magical, magnificent Unicorn! It lives! Granted, in captivity, but a beautiful unicorn has bee…

By: Simcha / June 12, 2008