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Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Short Takes: News From Italy

  • The law outlawing smoking in Italian restaurants, bars and offices turned one last week. Cigarette sales are down 10%. (more)

  • The Italian town of Narni, 50 miles north of Rome, is hoping to cash in on the popularity of the newly released film The Chronicles of Narnia. Town leaders are convinced that C.S. Lewis, who probably never visited Narni, had their town in mind when writing his famous book, as it was called Narnia in Roman times. (more)

  • The world's oldest map will go on display in Turin February 8. The 1st-century-BC Papyrus of Artemidorus, which contains a map of a trip to Spain by a Greek geographer, can be seen at the city's Palazzo Bricherasio. (more)


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