This show is getting a lot better again, as it turns more towards “national” and European politics in the late 15th century.
In this scene the Pope Alexander VI (Jeremy Irons) cleans up the Vatican after a murder attempt and conspiracy.
The visuals are stunning.
The case reopens..
And the couple might very probably be convicted again – but Amanda could possibly avoid extradiction and not ever have to return to Italy or serve any sentence whatever it ends up being..
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 12:06 PMItalian court orders new trial for Amanda KnoxThe Seattle Times: Home
Italy’s highest criminal court on Tuesday overturned Amanda Knox’s acquittal in the slaying of her British roommate and ordered a new trial, prolonging a case that has become a cause celebre in the United States.
Knox called the decision “painful” but said she was confident in the truth.
The Court of Cassation ruled that an appeals court in Florence must re-hear the case against the American student and her former Italian boyfriend for the murder of 21-year-old Meredith Kercher. The exact issues that have to be reconsidered won’t be known until the court releases its full ruling within 90 days.
Congrats to the New Pope!
And to one who used to take the public transport as a Cardinal…
Don’t come to Rome, give money to poor, pope tells Argentines
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) – Pope Francis has attempted to dissuade Argentines from making costly trips to Rome for his inaugural Mass next week, suggesting they make a contribution to the poor instead, the Vatican said on Friday.
This tiny village among the hillsides of the Marche region made a very lasting impression some years ago. It’s the birthplace of Raphael – and the Palazzo Ducale was great.
The Duke's Palace, in Urbino.
This is a great spot in Syracuse, the old capital of Sicily. The city was founded 2.700 yrs ago by Greek Corinthians – and this is the biggest theatre they ever built.
The Greek Theatre in Syracuse, Italy.
This great city lies on the east coast of Sicily, right next to the volcano Mt. Etna.
Catania - and the volcano. Photo: Antonio Violi
Prone to eruptions and earthquakes – this city has been rebuilt dozens of times, in large part by lava. And the architecture is fantastic.
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This place holds some special memories:
Positano, by the Mediterranean Sea. Pix: Thomas Linkel.