Earlier this month, while Americans were home preparing their Thanksgiving feasts, the mayor of Rome unveiled an archeological site of momentous importance. After six years of excavation work, the “Circus Maximus” was re-opened to the public on November 16, 2016.
Whether it was decentralizing power in the church, easing its stance on divorce, pushing for radical action on climate change, or meeting with members of the gay community, Pope Francis is not one to stick to tradition.
Fashion lovers rejoice. The highly anticipated transformation of Venice’s Fondaco dei Tedeschi building into a luxury department store is finally complete. The project was commissioned by Edizione S.r.l., the Benetton family's holding company, in 2009. Led by Dutch architect firm OMA, the landmark building has been redesigned to become a luxury shopping mall. Under a recently signed leasing agreement with Hong Kong based company DFS, the conversion into high end retail space is nearly complete.