Her son and friend look for treasure at the bottom of the garden, and she discovers her own.
Not every country has been so accommodating, but Italy seems happy to allow Google to digitize rare books.
Quirky, comical essays explore the relationship between Russian literature and life.
US student Amanda Knox's conviction for the murder of her roommate in Italy, has sparked some complaints of an unfair trial. Prosecutors and the Italian press are striking back.
The Swiss minaret ban and the crucifix decision in Europe illustrate the disconnect between religion and culture there.
Art historians in Italy think they have uncovered a tiny hidden self portrait of Caravaggio using an infared technique. But not everyone's convinced.
The Olympics cost billions and often leave venues deep in debt. But they inspire civic pride.