Italy TravelThe Italy Mix: Madonna’s Gym in Rome, New Pope Watch

The Italy Mix: Madonna’s Gym in Rome, New Pope Watch
Published on Saturday, March 2, 2013 by

colosseum-moyen_brennWe’ve started a new feature on, it is called The Italy Mix and it is a post about the most interesting Italy and Italy travel, news and human interest stories around the Web each week.  Here are our top picks for this week:

Madonna Opening Gym in Rome: The Material Girl’s venture Hard Candy Fitness will open a 13,000-foot gym across from the Colosseum. (Italy Magazine)

March Is The Time for Italy:  Afar, Travel + Leisure, and Conde Nast Traveler all have Italy on their March issue covers.  (Skift)

Mistakes Tourist Make in Italy:  The top 10 things tourists do wrong when they visit Italy.  (

Italy Paralyzed As Grillo Plots Exit From Euro:  The former comedian Beppe Grillo now holds the balance of power in Italy’s Parliament and warns the country may have to leave the euro.  (The Telegraph)

What’s Next in Election of New Pope?: Pope Benedict offficially stepped down this week. So when will the new Pope be elected? The Conclave of Cardinals is projected to start on or after March 8. (Dream of Italy)

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