Tina Lepri

Italy squanders €150m in EU grants

Sicily and Naples miss out on culture and tourism grants to protect crumbling cultural heritage sites due to chronic mismanagement

Italy retrieves three works looted from Tuscan villa by the Nazis

Paintings were confiscated by Fascist government then seized by German occupying forces

MaXXI outpost for earthquake-ravaged city

The Italian culture ministry plans to bring a contemporary art museum to L’Aquila

Italy’s culture workers threaten national protest

While government moves to limit right to strike by reclassifying museums as “essential public services” on a par with schools and hospitals

Culture workers threaten national action as Italy moves to limit right to strike

Tension is at an all-time high following strikes that shut down the Colosseum and Pompeii