Cantiano, Italy – Italian authorities said that floods swept through several towns, Friday, in central Italy after hours of exceptionally heavy rain, leaving 10 people dead and at least 4 missing. Dozens of survivors scrambled onto rooftops or trees, waiting for rescue. The floods swept through garages and basements and destroyed doors. In one city, a strong rush of water pushed a car onto a second-floor balcony, while vehicles parked elsewhere were piled on top of each other in the streets. Some agricultural fields near the sea were yards under…Read More
Venice, Italy fines Australian tourists for motorized surf board ride through city!
Two foreign tourists who sped down the Grand Canal in Venice on Wednesday were heavily fined and boards confiscated, city authorities said. The mayor’s office said in a statement that they had been fined 1,500 euros ($1,530) each for the incident, and that the city’s attorney was preparing to take further action against them to damage the city’s image. Earlier, Mayor Luigi Brugnaro posted a video on social media showing a couple of surfers taking to the famous waterway as the sun rises in the distance. The mayor asked for…Read More
Doctor Strange 2 poster is censored in Italy for a funny reason
Nonverbal communication is a funny thing. What might be a meaningful, but innocuous, gesture in one culture might be nonsense or even offensive in another—and it’s the latter scenario that prompted Marvel Studios to change a poster in order to Doctor Strange in a multiverse of madness In Italy. on Reddit (via CBR), one user shared a poster for the upcoming Marvel Studios movie showing Doctor Strange (Benedict Cumberbatch) using a left-handed hand gesture similar to what most Americans know as “rock ‘n’ roll” or “rock music.” To the Italian…Read More