Italy Italy

The famous chariot race in Ben-Hur was filmed on a movie set at Cinecittà in 1958. AP hide caption

toggle caption
AP

Rome's Cinematic 'Dream Factory' Ramps Up Production Once Again

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/406231378/408549734" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Migrants arriving at the Lampedusa island harbor aboard an Italian Coast Guard ship early Sunday. Ships rescued 3,690 migrants in just one day from smugglers' boats on the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast, the Italian Coast Guard says. Mauro Buccarello/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Mauro Buccarello/AP

Migrants crowd an inflatable dinghy as members of the Italian coast guard approach them off the Libyan coast in the Mediterranean Sea on April 22. Alessandro Di Meo/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Alessandro Di Meo/AP

For Europe-Bound Migrants, Desperation Outweighs Risks

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/402555160/402632470" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript

Mohammed Ali Malek is seen at Catania's tribunal, on Friday. Italian prosecutors blamed the captain of a grossly overloaded fishing boat for a collision that capsized and sank his vessel off Libya, drowning hundreds of migrants. Antonio Parrinello/Reuters/Landov hide caption

toggle caption
Antonio Parrinello/Reuters/Landov

In this photo made available Thursday, April 23, 2015, migrants crowd and inflatable dinghy as the Italian Coast Guard approaches them, off the Libyan coast, on Wednesday. Alessandro Di Meo/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Alessandro Di Meo/AP

Italian authorities aboard the Italian coast guard vessel Bruno Gregoretti check on migrants who survived a recent sinking in the Mediterranean Sea. The coast guard vessel arrived at Catania's port in Sicily on Tuesday. Alessandro Di Meo/EPA /LANDOV hide caption

toggle caption
Alessandro Di Meo/EPA /LANDOV

Site Of Capsized Migrant Boat Was 'Like A Floating Cemetery'

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/401517726/401518893" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Mohammed Ali Malek (left) and Mahmud Bikhit (center) were identified by survivors as the captain and a crew member of the vessel that sank in the Mediterranean this weekend. They're seen here shortly before an Italian coast guard ship took them to Catania, Sicily. Alessandro Bianchi /Reuters /Landov hide caption

toggle caption
Alessandro Bianchi /Reuters /Landov

Archbishop Cesare Nosiglia presents the Holy Shroud during a preview for the news media at the Cathedral of Turin, Italy, on Saturday. The shroud — believed by many to be the burial cloth of Christ — will go on display for the first time in five years. Antonio Calanni/AP hide caption

toggle caption
Antonio Calanni/AP

Personnel at work in the operations room of the Italian coast guard in Rome on Sunday during the coordination of relief efforts after a ship carrying hundreds of migrants capsizes off Libyan coast occurred in the Strait of Sicily. Angelo Carconi /Landov hide caption

toggle caption
Angelo Carconi /Landov

The Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) carries out its first rescue in the Mediterranean in August 2014. The Malta-based private rescue service founded by a wealthy American and his Italian wife has rescued more than 3,000 migrants since its launch in August 2014. Barcroft Media /Landov hide caption

toggle caption
Barcroft Media /Landov

Couple Spends Millions To Save Migrants In The Mediterranean

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/393557932/395238655" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
  • Transcript