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Mauricio Ruiz is a writer and journalist who has lived in the US, Belgium, Mexico and Norway. His work has appeared in Words Without Borders, CatapultThe CommonThe RumpusElectric LiteratureJMWWRiver TeethLiteral Magazine, among others. He's been shortlisted for the Bridport Prize and Myriad Editions Competition in the UK, as well as the Fish Short Story Prize in Ireland. He has received fellowships from OMI writers (NY), Société des auteurs (Belgium), Jakob Sande (Norway), Can Serrat (Spain), and the Three Seas' Council (Rhodes). His second book, Silencios al sur, was published in early 2017, and his work has partially been translated into Dutch and French. Mauricio Ruiz can be followed on Twitter and Instagram.

20 March 2023

Rome’s Pantheon to soon charge visitors a €5 entry fee

Access to Rome’s Pantheon will in the future cost five euros, as announced by the Italian Ministry of Culture on Thursday March 16th. It is one […]
27 February 2023

Venice canals run dry as risk of drought looms over Italy

Lack of rain and low tides have caused many of Venice’s famous channels to become practically dry, plenty of them full of mud. A sad image […]
3 February 2023

This hydrogen powered superyacht could fly across the water

The superyacht lifestyle is becoming more and more popular, with designers taking advantage of the increasing rave to compete over who can create the most luxurious, […]
25 January 2023

Botticelli’s storytelling in paint

Going to Florence is always a good idea. Seeing the Uffizi Gallery with its renaissance masters is an essential part of any itinerary, housing; Sandro Botticelli […]
20 January 2023

Emily in Paris balloon museum tours Europe

The third season of Netflix’s Emily in Paris has been recently released and, as usual, fans are taking inspiration from everything Emily does to discover and […]
19 January 2023

Lufthansa submits offer for minority stake in ITA

Lufthansa is aiming to acquire a stake in the Italian national carrier ITA Airways. In February 2022, Italy’s government officially authorized the privatization of ITA, the […]
11 January 2023

The brutal Italian sport that inspired American football

Every summer in Florence, Piazza Santa Croce turns into a bloodbath. Calcio storico, the brutal, medieval Italian sport that inspired modern American football, rugby and even […]
20 December 2022

The effortlessly expressive faces of Marlene Dumas

Marlene Dumas’ portraits at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice must be seen by anyone who dreams of capturing character on paper or canvas. They are a […]
19 December 2022

Italy implements one-way foot traffic in Naples overtouristed street

Like every year, the famous Via San Gregorio Armeno in Naples, Italy, fills up with tourists from all over the world who visit the renowned nativity […]
8 December 2022

The ancient technique of marine wine making

The millennia-old technique of making marine wine revived by Italian viticulturists makes it possible to savor an Ancient Greek delicacy. Back in 2018, Italian winemaker Antonio […]
2 December 2022

Italian town to offer €30,000 to people who relocate there

Presicce – Acquarica is the lates Italian town to announce a scheme aimed at increasing its population by offering incentives to people who relocate there. The […]
2 December 2022

Will Sicily finally be connected to mainland Italy?

Talks about building a bridge to connect the island of Sicily with the mainland are back in the Italian political agenda as Italy’s new right-wing government […]
1 December 2022

This is the world’s tallest Christmas tree

Ah, the Christmas tree. Around this time of the year, many of you will probably be putting up yours or thinking of doing so anyway. The […]
24 November 2022

Venice’s climate adaptation investments protect it from exceptionally high tide

After a particularly devastating flood following one of the highest tides the city has ever seen, Venice invested in climate adaptation systems to prevent future extreme […]
22 November 2022

A turtle-shaped floating city could become the world’s largest boat

A futuristic itinerant floating city with the shape of a giant turtle could soon become a reality. Designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini, the Pangeos comprises various hotels, […]
18 November 2022

Venice postpones date for introduction of ticketing and entry fees

The date for the implementation of paid entry in Venice has again been postponed. This has been confirmed by sources in city’s administration, making it clear […]
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