Egyptian cleric Osama Mustafa Hasan Nasr, photographed in 2007. Better known as Abu Omar, he was allegedly kidnapped by CIA agents in Italy in 2003 and taken to Egypt for interrogation. Amr Nabil/Associated Press hide caption

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A massive cruise ships towers over Venice. Some 650 cruise ships now visit the Italian city annually, and critics say they threaten the city's fragile architecture. Courtesty of the No Big Ships Committee hide caption

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In Venice, Huge Cruise Ships Bring Tourists And Complaints

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Thousands of students from around the world flock to courses near Bologna, in central Italy, at the headquarters of Carpigiani, the leading global manufacturer of gelato-making machines. Giuseppe Cacace/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Italian University Spreads The 'Gelato Gospel'

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A portrait of Italian philosopher, writer and politician Niccolo Machiavelli (Florence, 1469-1527) by Antonio Maria Crespi. Half a millennium after he wrote The Prince, the slim volume continues to play an important role in political thought and evoke strong response. Veneranda Biblioteca Ambrosiana/De Agostini/Getty Images hide caption

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At 500, Machiavelli's 'Prince' Still Inspires Love And Fear

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Italian marines Massimilian Latorre (left) and Salvatore Girone, who are at the center of a diplomatic row between India and Italy, return to Rome on Feb. 23. The two men have been charged in India with killing two fishermen, whom they mistook for pirates. India is demanding their return. Angelo Carconi/AP hide caption

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Workers open ballots in a polling station in Rome on Tuesday following Italy's general elections. The initial results showed a close race with no clear-cut winner, a development that made financial markets jumpy. Filippo Monteforte/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An inspector checks a wheel of Reggiano cheese at the Parmigiano-Reggiano storehouse in Bibbiano, Italy. Earthquakes rocked the region, sending the cheese toppling. Marco Vasini/AP hide caption

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For The Love Of Cheese, Diners Unite In Italy

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Italian food expert Julia della Croce suggested Benner try a Tuscan sheep's cheese, or pecorino Toscano, for the filling. Courtesy of Celina della Croce hide caption

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Unraveling The Mystery Of A Grandmother's Lost Ravioli Recipe

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