Yes, I had my rant on photography and the stupidity of the suggested EU Measures that were being suggested. But in the end the EU voted to protect Freedom of Panorama. Common sense prevails.
Archaeologists working at Ostia Antica have requested support and protection of the site by way of a higher fence that will deter intruders. Rome's city administration is struggling- in trying to clean up the tentacle like reach of the Mafia Capitale, Romans are venting on the current mayor meaning it could be difficult to find funds and approval. More here-In Italian.
Most cultural sites around Italy open their doors for free or longer hours during the spring and winter. Here in Puglia, possibly to capitalise on the huge number of visitors (hello Johnny Depp and Bruce Willis), cultural events with extraordinary hours taking place in July. Check out this archaeological collection featuring Apulian wares. (Link in Italian)
So you thought the Melbourne Michelango was an affront? Or perhaps you loved it? Well try this Nefertiti in an Egyptian town: either way it won't leave you in two minds.
If you like the Varoufakis meme as Spock that is doing the rounds again, you might like the memes that take it to the next level on this page. They were rounded up back in Feb and are still funny!