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Jordanian King & Queen on State Visit to Italy

  October 19, 2009 at 3:32 am by

Jordan’s King Abdullah II and Queen Rania will start a state visit to Italy tomorrow, between October 20-22. The visit comes after an invitation from Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and his wife, which was announced by the Jordanian Royal Court. King Abdullah will hold talks with the Italian President and Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on different issues concerning the Middle East and boosting bilateral ties between the two countries. King … Continue reading

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Nero’s Rotating Dining Room and mini-Colosseum Uncovered

  October 2, 2009 at 2:28 pm by

Revolving restaurants may seem to be decidedly modern invention; however it looks like they have existed for quite some time. For over 2000 years, in fact. Archaeologists have uncovered what they think are the remains of Nero’s extravagant rotating banquet hall. The ‘coenatio rotunda’ is thought to be the one described by Suetonius: “The chief banqueting room was circular and revolved perpetually night and day in imitation of the motion … Continue reading

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Queen Sonja in Rome

  September 26, 2009 at 1:48 pm by

On September 24th, Queen Sonja of Norway attended the Norwegian Institute in Rome’s 50th anniversary celebrations. The celebration took place at the American Institute in Villa Aurelia. The program included artistic and technical elements. During her speech at the Institute the Queen said: “I must admit that I feel a little envious of the students at the Institute – who have the chance to delve into history and study art … Continue reading

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Jordan Royal Family’s Summer Holiday

  August 19, 2009 at 4:42 pm by

King Abdullah of Jordan, Queen Rania and their four children have been enjoying Italy and the South of France according to Rania’s twitter enteries and pictures. Queen Rania was spotted shopping and walking around Porto Cervo, Sardenia. Speaking about Italy, Queen Rania said on her twitter page “In Italy…gosh I hadn’t realized how much I’d missed it!” After Sardenia, the royal family went to the South of France. Queen Rania … Continue reading

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Saudi Princess robbed worth $15.5mil from hotel in Italy

  August 16, 2009 at 6:05 am by

A Saudi Princess, who was not named, has been robbed worth of $15.5million (11million Euros) in cash and jewellery while she was not in the room. The Saudi Princess was on her summer vacation staying in one of the world’s elite destinations in Porto Cervo, Sardinia. Italian media reports say that the thieves used a master key to enter the room before ripping a safe from the wall. “The thieves … Continue reading

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Queen Sonja opens ‘The Collectors’ Exhibition

  June 4, 2009 at 12:56 pm by

Today Queen Sonja of Norway attended the opening of ‘The Collectors’ Exhibition at the Danish and Nordic Pavilions during the 53rd International Art Exhibition on June 4, 2009 in Venice, Italy. On June 6th the exhibition will be inaugurated by the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano. In 1895 the exhibition was arranged for the first time. This year it takes place for the 53rd time. The festival shows … Continue reading

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King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia in Italy

  March 24, 2009 at 2:46 pm by

The King and Queen of Sweden are currently on a state visit to Italy. After a private lunch, the Swedish royals got started with their state visit. First, King Carl XVI Gustaf visited the Italian Senate and the Chamber of Deputies. While he did that, his wife, Queen Silvia, went to a conference at the Fatebenefratelli Hospital, a place for deaf and disabled children. There, the Queen received an award … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla To Meet Pope

  March 14, 2009 at 1:34 pm by

It’s been announced that the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are to meet with Pope Benedict on a visit to the Vatican this April. Before their audience, they’ll pay an official visit to Italy. It’s believed that Their Royal Highnesses will carry with them an invitation to the Pope to visit Great Britain though such an invitation was apparantly offered by Gordon Brown when he visited the … Continue reading

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