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Tom Kington

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The Daumier of La Dolce Vita

Ava Gardner kicked him in the groin, Peter O’Toole socked him in the ear, and this month GĂ©rard Depardieu pounded him to a pulp. But 79-year-old Rino Barillari isn’t slowing down

While Rome Burns

A brutal heat wave is shutting down daily life in Italy—and giving one clever weather forecaster the chance to flex his Dante knowledge

Roman Malady

Italians love a touch of hypochondria. The problem is, it’s highly contagious

Saving Sambuca

Three years ago, a hilltop town in Sicily auctioned off abandoned houses starting at one euro. How’s it going?

High Infidelity

The “Gomorrah” Effect

Italy’s most respected Mafia-buster has embarked on the trial of the century

Boundless as the Sea

The Italian couple who fell in love across their balconies during the height of the coronavirus are finally united—and engaged

Gondoliers’ Row

In Venice, a rule favoring the offspring of gondoliers sparked fury. Its defenders point to the importance of passing the tradition from father to son

Elena Ferrante Does Not Take a Summer Holiday

Filming part three of the brilliant friendship between Lila and Elena gets underway in a few months

Romeo Meets Juliet, with a Happy Ending

In Italy, two lovers start a romance across balconies

Villa Envy

Foreigners can buy a village town house in Sicily for the price of an espresso. And get a tax cut

Flood Zone

Venice, its masterpieces, and its gondolas are underwater and floundering

Renaissance Fare

A 1518 receipt supports the claim that La Campana in Rome, favored by Caravaggio and Keith Richards, is the world’s oldest restaurant

Ferry Tale

At 120 m.p.h., the AirFish 8 flies like an engine-powered albatross