A good round up of some of the current (and upcoming) exhibitions in Rome in case you're heading that way.
Venice's mayor, Burgnaro, has been in the news for all the wrong reasons of late. First he stripped public libraries of titles that sought to normalise marginalised groups (i.e. same sex parents etc. -under the rhetoric of the Gender debate that Italy is current in the grips of). But now Pope Francis has allegedly given the author of one particular title his blessing. Then, continuing on his bandstand crusade, the mayor declared that Venice would never host a gay pride march while he was in office, as he found such events to be the epitome of tackiness and indulgence. Seems some back tracking is taking place. He's now inviting Pride organisers to take over the Grand Canal in a major about face. More here (but in Italian).