Right-wing politicians say they plan to protest the museum. Others say it would broaden the cultural life of a city that is frequently reduced to a tourist postcard.
While Italy's Senate voted to remove former prime minister and convicted tax evader Silvio Berlusconi from its ranks, he vowed to lead from the sidelines. Berlusconi owns the country's largest private broadcaster.
During a visit to the Vatican, the Russian president credited Pope Francis' letter to the G20 with building momentum for Syrian peace talks.
Hundreds are homeless after the big storm hit the Mediterranean island off Italy.
On Sunday, divers began again recovering the bodies of hundreds of African migrants who drowned last week when a boat packed with 500 people caught fire and capsized near Sicily.
Silvio Berlusconi's failure to topple Italy's government today, after his party threatened to split over the issue, mark a serious defeat for the billionaire, experts say.
Berlusconi: Italian government foe turned friend. Silvio Berulsconi made a U-turn and threw his support behind Italian Premier Enrico Letta in Wednesday's confidence vote.
Silvio Berlusconi pulled his party's five ministers out of the cabinet on Saturday, effectively bringing down the government of Prime Minister Enrico Letta.
The ex-premier's sentence for tax evasion - one of many in the past two decades - was upheld Thursday, putting Italy's ruling coalition at risk.
Orangutan remark: Roberto Calderoli remarked at an anti-immigrant rally that Cecile Kyenge, a Congolese-born Cabinet minister, resembles an orangutan, prompting huge outcry.