Country: Italy

Back-to-Back Looting Scandals Hit the Metropolitan Museum of Art

(United States of America; Lebanon; Italy)

Katherine McGrath (2017). Back-to-Back Looting Scandals Hit the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Architectural Digetst. 3 August.

Not a Pretty Picture: Modigliani Exhibit Closes Amid Claims of Forgeries

(Italy)

Mindy Weisberger (2017). Not a Pretty Picture: Modigliani Exhibit Closes Amid Claims of Forgeries. Live Science. 2 August.

Stolen Guercino painting will need a year of conservation

(Morocco; Italy)

Hannah McGivern, Stefano Luppi (2017). Stolen Guercino painting will need a year of conservation. The Art Newspaper. 1 August.

Ancient Vase Seized From Met Museum on Suspicion It Was Looted

(United States of America; Italy)

Tom Mashberg (2017). Ancient Vase Seized From Met Museum on Suspicion It Was Looted. New York Times. 31 July.

Ruling lets Italy hunt abroad for new Colosseum chief

(Italy)

Associated Press (2017). Ruling lets Italy hunt abroad for new Colosseum chief. Yahoo News. 25 July.

Modigliani Exhibit Closes Early Amid Allegations of Fakes

(Italy)

Elisabetta Povoledo (2017). Modigliani Exhibit Closes Early Amid Allegations of Fakes. New York Times. 19 July.

Genoa closes art exhibition after paintings 'turn out to be fakes'

(Italy)

Andrea Vogt (2017). Genoa closes art exhibition after paintings 'turn out to be fakes'. The Telegraph. 16 July.

Morocco: Stolen, damaged €6 million Guercino painting returned to Italy

(Morocco; Italy)

Africa Times (2017). Morocco: Stolen, damaged €6 million Guercino painting returned to Italy. Africa Times. 16 July.

Pompeii Rises From The Ashes By Rejecting Its History Of Crime And Corruption

(Italy)

Sarah Bond (2017). Pompeii Rises From The Ashes By Rejecting Its History Of Crime And Corruption. Forbes. 10 July.

Rubato un quadro nel Museo Ferrucciano

(Italy)

Painting stolen from the Ferrucciano museum

Il Tirreno (2017). Rubato un quadro nel Museo Ferrucciano. Il Tirreno. 4 July.

Why Isn't Anyone Talking About This $30 Million Italian Art Heist?

(Italy)

Anthony Amore (2017). Why Isn't Anyone Talking About This $30 Million Italian Art Heist?. Observer. 27 June.

Recuperan la reliquia de Don Bosco

(Italy)

"Periodista Digital" (2017). Recuperan la reliquia de Don Bosco. Periodista Digital. 16 June.

Recuperan reliquia de Don Bosco que había sido robada

(Italy)

Recovered: relic of Don Bosco that had been stolen

ACI Prensa (2017). Recuperan reliquia de Don Bosco que había sido robada. ACI Prensa. 15 June.

Getty agrees to return 1st century BC sculpture to Italy

(Italy; United States of America)

Jessica Gelt (2017). Getty agrees to return 1st century BC sculpture to Italy. Los Angeles Times. 13 June.

Catholic Saint's Brain Stolen From Italian Church

(Italy)

Ronel Puello (2017). Catholic Saint's Brain Stolen From Italian Church. Latin Post. 7 June.

Professor Helps Bust Italian Art Theft Ring

(Italy)

Brigit Katz (2017). Professor Helps Bust Italian Art Theft Ring. Smithsonian. 6 June.

Roban reliquias de San Bosco en Turín

(Italy)

Relics of Saint Bosco stolen in Turin

El Debate (2017). Roban reliquias de San Bosco en Turín. El Debate. 3 June.

Notorious Italian art theft ring foiled by Swedish academic

(Italy; Sweden)

Andrea Vogt (2017). Notorious Italian art theft ring foiled by Swedish academic. The Telegraph. 28 May.

Controversial Italian court ruling ousts five top museum directors

(Italy)

Hannah McGivern (2017). Controversial Italian court ruling ousts five top museum directors. The Art Newspaper. 26 May.

Looted statues, pottery returned to Italy after probe in NYC

(Italy; United States of America)

Jennifer Peltz (2017). Looted statues, pottery returned to Italy after probe in NYC. ABC United States. 25 May.

Rome authorities defend controversial stage built amidst ruins for rock musical

(Italy)

The Local (2017). Rome authorities defend controversial stage built amidst ruins for rock musical. The Local. 24 May.

Stolen Nigerian artifact found in Italy

(Nigeria; Italy)

The Cable (2017). Stolen Nigerian artifact found in Italy. The Cable. 18 May.

Thieves steal 6th-century ornament from Pompeii

(Italy)

The Local (2017). Thieves steal 6th-century ornament from Pompeii. The Local. 18 May.

Museum-Goers Beware: That Ancient Artifact May Be Stolen

(United Kingdom; Italy; Greece)

Nick Romeo (2017). Museum-Goers Beware: That Ancient Artifact May Be Stolen. National Geographic. 1 May.

Italian Art Dealer Swindled Out of Paintings by Rembrandt and Renoir Worth $30 Million

(Italy)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Italian Art Dealer Swindled Out of Paintings by Rembrandt and Renoir Worth $30 Million. ArtNet News. 28 April.

Rembrandt, Renoir paintings stolen in a 29-million-dollar heist in Italy

(Italy)

German Press Agency (2017). Rembrandt, Renoir paintings stolen in a 29-million-dollar heist in Italy. Daily Sabah. 26 April.

Peggy Guggenheim's great-grandchildren say New York exhibition violates her legacy

(Italy; United States of America)

Cristina Ruiz (2017). Peggy Guggenheim's great-grandchildren say New York exhibition violates her legacy. The Art Newspaper. 20 April.

Boston Public Library Returns Mistakenly Stolen Historical Artifacts To Italian Government

(United States of America; Italy)

Anthony Brooks (2017). Boston Public Library Returns Mistakenly Stolen Historical Artifacts To Italian Government. WBUR. 19 April.

ICE HSI and Boston Public Library return cultural artifacts to Italy

(United States of America; Italy)

ICE (2017). ICE HSI and Boston Public Library return cultural artifacts to Italy. ICE. 19 April.

Ecuadoran tourist cited for writing names on Roman Colosseum

(Italy)

Associated Press (2017). Ecuadoran tourist cited for writing names on Roman Colosseum. The Daily Mail. 11 April.

Popular Mural by William Kentridge in Rome Defaced by Vandals

(Italy)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2017). Popular Mural by William Kentridge in Rome Defaced by Vandals. ArtNet News. 3 April.

Italy wins G-7 backing for U.N. peacekeeping force for culture

(Italy)

Reuters (2017). Italy wins G-7 backing for U.N. peacekeeping force for culture. Japan Times. 2 April.

Art 'blue helmets' rescue Italy's treasures from rubble

(Italy)

Kelly Velasquez (2017). Art 'blue helmets' rescue Italy's treasures from rubble. Yahoo News. 1 April.

3 Are Held on Suspicion of Plot to Attack Rialto Bridge in Venice

(Italy)

Elisabetta Povoledo (2017). 3 Are Held on Suspicion of Plot to Attack Rialto Bridge in Venice. The New York Times. 30 March.

Italy's 'Art Squad' charges hoarder of rare Roman coins

(Italy)

Catherine Edwards (2017). Italy's 'Art Squad' charges hoarder of rare Roman coins. The Local. 24 March.

Serbia returns precious stolen violin to France

(Serbia; France; Italy)

AFP (2017). Serbia returns precious stolen violin to France. Yahoo News. 23 March.

Photos of Guercino painting, rolled up like a rug by thieves, reveal extent of damage

(Morocco; Italy)

Emily Sharpe (2017). Photos of Guercino painting, rolled up like a rug by thieves, reveal extent of damage. The Art Newspaper. 22 March.

Long Lost Van Gogh Paintings Go On View in Amsterdam Amid Controversial New Documentary

(Netherlands; Italy)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Long Lost Van Gogh Paintings Go On View in Amsterdam Amid Controversial New Documentary. ArtNet News. 20 March.

Thieves' smoke bombs spark panic in Venice's St Mark's Square

(Italy)

Associated Press (2017). Thieves' smoke bombs spark panic in Venice's St Mark's Square. The Telegraph. 17 March.

Stolen Etruscan Vessel to Be Returned to Italy

(Italy; United States of America)

Tom Mashberg (2017). Stolen Etruscan Vessel to Be Returned to Italy. The New York Times. 16 March.

Italian anti-mafia raids target politicians and businessmen

(Italy)

BBC News (2017). Italian anti-mafia raids target politicians and businessmen. BBC News. 15 March.

Looted Iraqi Art, Since Recovered, Will Be Shown at the Venice Biennale

(Iraq; Italy)

Christopher D. Shea (2017). Looted Iraqi Art, Since Recovered, Will Be Shown at the Venice Biennale. The New York Times. 20 February.

Ancient artefacts leave Iraq for the 57th Venice Biennale

(Iraq; Italy)

Colin Randall (2017). Ancient artefacts leave Iraq for the 57th Venice Biennale. The National. 20 February.

Tourist Arrested For Vandalizing Colosseum With Ancient Coin

(Italy)

Glory Moralidad (2017). Tourist Arrested For Vandalizing Colosseum With Ancient Coin. Travelers Today. 18 February.

Stolen Guercino found in Casablanca

(Morocco; Italy)

ANSA (2017). Stolen Guercino found in Casablanca. ANSA. 16 February.

Italy Recovers 14 More Paintings, Including a Salvador Dalí, From Collection of Mafia Boss

(Italy)

Alyssa Buffenstein (2017). Italy Recovers 14 More Paintings, Including a Salvador Dalí, From Collection of Mafia Boss. ArtNet News. 13 February.

Painting stolen by Nazis finally returned to heirs of Jewish art gallery

(United States of America; Canada; Italy)

Chris Perez (2017). Painting stolen by Nazis finally returned to heirs of Jewish art gallery. New York Post. 8 February.

Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra

(Italy; Syria)

ANSA (2017). Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra Italy restoring damaged art from Palmyra. ANSA. 7 February.

Call for Italy's quake-stricken works to return home for treatment

(Italy)

Hannah McGivern (2017). Call for Italy's quake-stricken works to return home for treatment. The Art Newspaper. 3 February.

Missing Paintings Stolen by Mobsters to Return to Van Gogh Museum

(Netherlands; Italy)

Eileen Kinsella (2017). Missing Paintings Stolen by Mobsters to Return to Van Gogh Museum. ArtNet News. 2 February.

Angry Pompeii workers 'tear down part of ancient Roman house in clash with management'

(Italy)

Chris Kitching (2017). Angry Pompeii workers 'tear down part of ancient Roman house in clash with management'. Mirror. 1 February.

Guatemala recupera 22 piezas arqueológicas en el extranjero

(Guatemala; Italy; Switzerland; Germany; United States of America; El Salvador)

Guatemala recovers 22 archaeological pieces from abroad

Marlyn Valddez De León (2017). Guatemala recupera 22 piezas arqueológicas en el extranjero. AGN. 24 January.

Italy to return stolen Van Goghs to Dutch museum soon

(Netherlands; Italy)

AFP (2017). Italy to return stolen Van Goghs to Dutch museum soon. AFP. 19 January.

Tourist Returns Stolen Cobblestone to Rome With Apology Note

(Italy)

Lilit Marcus (2017). Tourist Returns Stolen Cobblestone to Rome With Apology Note. Condé Nast Traveler. 19 January.

Rome mulls no-go zone around Colosseum after acts of vandalism

(Italy)

Chiara Palazzo (2017). Rome mulls no-go zone around Colosseum after acts of vandalism. The Telegraph. 17 January.

In focus: Tehran museum puts on show newly recuperated relics

(Iran; Italy)

Tehran Times (2017). In focus: Tehran museum puts on show newly recuperated relics. Tehran Times. 4 January.

Facebook censors Renaissance statue of Neptune for 'explicit content'

(Italy)

Jen Mills (2017). Facebook censors Renaissance statue of Neptune for 'explicit content'. Metro. 2 January.

Italy plans new art crime law after Ukraine recovers stolen masterpieces

(Italy; Ukraine)

Alasdair Sandford (2016). Italy plans new art crime law after Ukraine recovers stolen masterpieces. Euronews. 22 December.

Stolen Old Master paintings head back to Verona

(Italy; Ukraine)

Hannah McGivern (2016). Stolen Old Master paintings head back to Verona. The Art Newspaper. 21 December.

Stolen masterpiece paintings returned to Italy from Ukraine

(Italy; Ukraine)

Associated Press (2016). Stolen masterpiece paintings returned to Italy from Ukraine. The Guardian. 21 December.

Napoleon's pillaged works of art on show in Rome

(Italy)

AFP (2016). Napoleon's pillaged works of art on show in Rome. Shanghai Daily. 17 December.

Restituyen al gobierno mexicano 12 piezas arqueológicas incautadas en Italia

(Mexico; Italy)

12 archaeological pieces seized in Italy are returned to the Mexican government

Periodico el Despertar (2016). Restituyen al gobierno mexicano 12 piezas arqueológicas incautadas en Italia. Periodico el Despertar. 14 December.

ICE and CBP return cultural artifacts to Italy

(Italy; United States of America)

ICE (2016). ICE and CBP return cultural artifacts to Italy. ICE. 9 December.

The mystery of the stolen Klimt

(Italy)

Max Paradiso (2016). The mystery of the stolen Klimt. BBC News. 8 December.

Roman statue stolen from Mussolini is returning to Italy

(Italy; United States of America)

Jamie Schram (2016). Roman statue stolen from Mussolini is returning to Italy. New York Post. 7 December.

Museum heist gang sentenced to 30+ years

(Italy)

ANSA (2016). Museum heist gang sentenced to 30+ years. ANSA. 5 December.

Art cops recover Roman statue

(Italy)

ANSA (2016). Art cops recover Roman statue. ANSA. 2 December.

Rome in shock as Bernini elephant statue vandalised

(Italy)

Agence France-Presse Chiara Palazzo (2016). Rome in shock as Bernini elephant statue vandalised. The Telegraph. 15 November.

Verona-Kiev, one way

(Ukraine; Italy)

Danilo Elia (2016). Verona-Kiev, one way. Osservatorio Balcani e Caucaso. 15 November.

Did Michelangelo Start His Career as an Art Forger?

(Italy)

Hili Perlson (2016). Did Michelangelo Start His Career as an Art Forger?. ArtNet News. 10 November.

Italy returns scores of smuggled artifacts to Iran

(Iran; Italy)

Tehran Times (2016). Italy returns scores of smuggled artifacts to Iran. Tehran Times. 9 November.

Historic painting looted from church in Italy destroyed by earthquake

(Italy)

Allen Cone (2016). Historic painting looted from church in Italy destroyed by earthquake. UPI. 7 November.

Terremoto, sparito un dipinto del '600, indagini per furto

(Italy)

Earthquake: Painting from 1600s disappears, investigated as theft

Rai News (2016). Terremoto, sparito un dipinto del '600, indagini per furto. Rai News. 6 November.

14th century Italian manuscript transferred to ICE following probe

(United States of America; Italy; Switzerland)

ICE (2016). 14th century Italian manuscript transferred to ICE following probe. ICE. 4 November.

Facebook Censors Caravaggio's Nude Cupid, Then Changes Mind

(Italy)

Brian Boucher (2016). Facebook Censors Caravaggio's Nude Cupid, Then Changes Mind. ArtNet News. 2 November.

Are These Mobsters Hiding Van Goghs?

(Italy; Netherlands)

Barbie Latza Nadeau (2016). Are These Mobsters Hiding Van Goghs?. The Daily Beast. 29 October.

Italy police recover stolen manuscript after 30 years

(Italy)

BBC News (2016). Italy police recover stolen manuscript after 30 years. BBC News. 28 October.

Italian Preservationists Save 900 Artworks From the Ruins of Earthquake-Struck Amatrice

(Italy)

Danny Lewis (2016). Italian Preservationists Save 900 Artworks From the Ruins of Earthquake-Struck Amatrice. Smithsonian. 25 October.

Trucker nabbed smuggling antiquities from Patra port

(Greece; Italy)

eKathimerini (2016). Trucker nabbed smuggling antiquities from Patra port. eKathimerini. 19 October.

Ritrovati tre quadri rubati a Roma nel 1983: "Opere di valore inestimabile"

(Italy)

Three paintings stolen from Rome in 1983 recovered: Priceless works

Roma Today (2016). Ritrovati tre quadri rubati a Roma nel 1983: "Opere di valore inestimabile". Roma Today. 14 October.

Italia entrega a México piezas arqueológicas rescatadas del tráfico ilegal

(Mexico; Italy)

Italy delivers archaeological pieces recovered from illegal trafficking to Mexico

Tania Campos (2016). Italia entrega a México piezas arqueológicas rescatadas del tráfico ilegal. Xataka. 12 October.

Did The Mafia Steal Caravaggio's 'Nativity of St. Francis and St. Lawrence'?

(Italy)

Allison McNearny (2016). Did The Mafia Steal Caravaggio's 'Nativity of St. Francis and St. Lawrence'?. The Daily Beast. 9 October.

UNESCO-backed exhibit in Rome features 3 destroyed treasures

(Italy; Syria)

Associated Press (2016). UNESCO-backed exhibit in Rome features 3 destroyed treasures. The Daily Mail. 6 October.

Bull of Nimrud destroyed by Isis to be recreated in Rome

(Italy; Syria)

Stephanie Kirchgaessner (2016). Bull of Nimrud destroyed by Isis to be recreated in Rome. The Guardian. 6 October.

More than a pretty picture: Mafia bosses said to bank big on art

(Italy; Netherlands)

Francesca Astorri (2016). More than a pretty picture: Mafia bosses said to bank big on art. Al Arabiya. 4 October.

Here's Why Art Thieves Steal Paintings They Can't Sell

(Italy; Netherlands)

Corky Siemaszko (2016). Here's Why Art Thieves Steal Paintings They Can't Sell. NBC. 30 September.

Russian collector repatriates 17th-century icon to Yaroslavl church

(Russia; Italy)

Sophia Kishkovsky (2016). Russian collector repatriates 17th-century icon to Yaroslavl church. The Art Newspaper. 30 September.

Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam found in Italy

(Italy; Netherlands)

BBC News (2016). Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam found in Italy. BBC News. 29 September.

US tourist steals marble fragment from Pompeii

(Italy)

New Kerala (2016). US tourist steals marble fragment from Pompeii. New Kerala. 19 September.

Piano di Sorrento, nascondeva reperti archeologici in casa: medico denunciato

(Italy)

Piano di Sorrento: Archaeological finds hidden in home, doctor implicated

Il Mattino (2016). Piano di Sorrento, nascondeva reperti archeologici in casa: medico denunciato. Il Mattino. 13 September.

Assisi basilica declared safe after fatal earthquake strikes central Italy

(Italy)

Hannah McGivern (2016). Assisi basilica declared safe after fatal earthquake strikes central Italy. The Art Newspaper. 24 August.

The Heist that Made the Mona Lisa Famous

(France; Italy)

Evan Andrews (2016). The Heist that Made the Mona Lisa Famous. History. 19 August.

The replica factor

(Italy; United Kingdom)

Brendan Cormier (2016). The replica factor. Architecture Now. 11 August.

The Forgery That Earned Michelangelo His First Roman Patron

(Italy)

Nora Landes (2016). The Forgery That Earned Michelangelo His First Roman Patron. Artsy. 10 August.

Italian customs seize huge haul of Roman artefacts

(Italy; United States of America)

The Local (2016). Italian customs seize huge haul of Roman artefacts. The Local. 10 August.

German tourists scale Colosseum in night time stunt

(Italy; Germany)

Alexandra Sims (2016). German tourists scale Colosseum in night time stunt. The Independent. 1 August.

Italian police find €0.5 million of artefacts in art thieves' lair

(Italy)

The Local (2016). Italian police find €0.5 million of artefacts in art thieves' lair. The Local. 22 July.

Denmark returns stolen gold cart of Etruscan prince to Italy

(Denmark; Italy)

The Local (2016). Denmark returns stolen gold cart of Etruscan prince to Italy. The Local. 6 July.

Those Italian Artifacts Actually Were Looted, Danish Museum Now Says

(Denmark; Italy)

Elisabetta Povoledo (2016). Those Italian Artifacts Actually Were Looted, Danish Museum Now Says. The New York Times. 5 July.

Italian Consumer Group Files Complaint Against Christo's 'Floating Piers'

(Italy)

Lorena Muñoz-Alonso (2016). Italian Consumer Group Files Complaint Against Christo's 'Floating Piers'. ArtNet News. 27 June.

Hoax? Rome firm claims new Modigliani but offers no evidence

(Italy)

Associated Press (2016). Hoax? Rome firm claims new Modigliani but offers no evidence. KRQE News. 18 June.

Stolen marble head of Rome's first emperor returns to Italy

(Italy)

Reuters (2016). Stolen marble head of Rome's first emperor returns to Italy. Reuters. 14 June.

Slot machine mobster's confiscated collection goes on show in Reggio

(Italy)

Hannah McGivern (2016). Slot machine mobster's confiscated collection goes on show in Reggio. The Art Newspaper. 14 June.

Recovered Verona museum paintings put on show in Khanenko Museum in Kyiv

(Ukraine; Italy)

Interfax (2016). Recovered Verona museum paintings put on show in Khanenko Museum in Kyiv. Interfax. 13 June.

Arte Ritrovata showcases recovered art

(Italy)

ANSA (2016). Arte Ritrovata showcases recovered art. ANSA. 8 June.

Stolen Old Masters returned to Italy after discovery by British owner

(United Kingdom; Italy)

BT (2016). Stolen Old Masters returned to Italy after discovery by British owner. BT. 7 June.

Italian Mayor Refuses to Loan Piero della Francesca Masterpiece Fearing It Won't Be Returned

(Italy)

Amah-Rose Abrams (2016). Italian Mayor Refuses to Loan Piero della Francesca Masterpiece Fearing It Won't Be Returned. ArtNet News. 16 May.

Italy busts gang smuggling looted archaeological treasures

(Italy)

AKI (2016). Italy busts gang smuggling looted archaeological treasures. New Kerala. 13 May.

Ukraine recovers 17 paintings stolen from Verona museum

(Ukraine; Italy)

Reuters (2016). Ukraine recovers 17 paintings stolen from Verona museum. Reuters. 12 May.

Armi, droga e reperti archeologici nel "box delle meraviglie": arrestato 32enne denunciata la moglie

(Italy)

Weapons, drugs, and archaeological finds in "box of wonders": 32 year old arrested, implicates wife

Corriere Salentino (2016). Armi, droga e reperti archeologici nel "box delle meraviglie": arrestato 32enne denunciata la moglie. Corriere Salentino. 29 April.

Italy Recovers 3 Paintings Seized During World War II

(Italy; Luxembourg)

Associated Press (2016). Italy Recovers 3 Paintings Seized During World War II. ABC United States. 18 April.

Italy police stumble upon 'priceless' ancient artefacts

(Italy)

BBC News (2016). Italy police stumble upon 'priceless' ancient artefacts. BBC News. 15 April.

Italian police recover jewels stolen in €3m heist organised by Russian woman

(Italy; Russia)

AFP (2016). Italian police recover jewels stolen in €3m heist organised by Russian woman. The Guardian. 14 April.

After Brussels Attacks, Italy Announces $336 Million Anti-Terror Heritage Protection Plan

(Italy)

Henri Neuendorf (2016). After Brussels Attacks, Italy Announces $336 Million Anti-Terror Heritage Protection Plan. ArtNet News. 30 March.

Pompeii recruits army of spies to root out Mafia corruption and shoddy renovation work at the ancient site

(Italy)

Michael Day (2016). Pompeii recruits army of spies to root out Mafia corruption and shoddy renovation work at the ancient site. The Independent. 25 March.

Will Florence's New App Help Curb Graffiti on Historic Landmarks?

(Italy)

Cait Munro (2016). Will Florence's New App Help Curb Graffiti on Historic Landmarks?. ArtNet News. 23 March.

Stolen artefacts stashed by British art dealer are returned to Italy

(Italy; United Kingdom)

AFP (2016). Stolen artefacts stashed by British art dealer are returned to Italy. The Guardian. 22 March.

An Italian exhibition of Street Artist Banksy triggers controversies

(Italy)

Britaly Post (2016). An Italian exhibition of Street Artist Banksy triggers controversies. Britaly Post. 21 March.

Special squad of Italian art police crack case of Verona museum theft, arrest 13 suspects

(Italy)

Jenny Starrs (2016). Special squad of Italian art police crack case of Verona museum theft, arrest 13 suspects. The Washington Post. 17 March.

Graffiti artist destroys own work after his art was removed from original locations

(Italy)

Andrea Vogt (2016). Graffiti artist destroys own work after his art was removed from original locations. The Telegraph. 13 March.

Statue stolen from Mussolini's Roman villa to be returned

(Italy; United States of America)

Dan Duray (2016). Statue stolen from Mussolini's Roman villa to be returned. The Art Newspaper. 26 February.

Unesco and Italy team up to protect art and artefacts from terrorists

(Italy)

Associated Press (2016). Unesco and Italy team up to protect art and artefacts from terrorists. The Guardian. 16 February.

Italy sets up Unesco task force to protect antiquities in conflict areas

(Italy)

Associated Press (2016). Italy sets up Unesco task force to protect antiquities in conflict areas. The Art Newspaper. 16 February.

Import restrictions extended, not expanded

(United States of America; Italy)

Richard Giedroyc (2016). Import restrictions extended, not expanded. Numismaster. 11 February.

Treasures Dug Up by Tomb Robbers Returned to Italy

(Italy; Switzerland; United Kingdom)

Megan Gannon (2016). Treasures Dug Up by Tomb Robbers Returned to Italy. Live Science. 4 February.

Hundreds of looted antiquities including mosaics from Pompeii and ancient sarcophagi are uncovered in Switzerland

(Switzerland; Italy; United Kingdom)

Hannah Roberts (2016). Hundreds of looted antiquities including mosaics from Pompeii and ancient sarcophagi are uncovered in Switzerland. The Daily Mail. 1 February.

Disgraced British art dealer's priceless treasure trove discovered hidden in Geneva

(Switzerland; Italy; United Kingdom)

Nick Squires (2016). Disgraced British art dealer's priceless treasure trove discovered hidden in Geneva. The Telegraph. 1 February.

US museum gives Italy back looted head of Greek statue

(Italy; United States of America)

Patrick Browne (2016). US museum gives Italy back looted head of Greek statue. The Local. 29 January.

Italians Mock Cover-Up of Nude Statues for Iranian's Visit

(Vatican; Iran; Italy)

Elisabetta Povoledo (2016). Italians Mock Cover-Up of Nude Statues for Iranian's Visit. The New York Times. 27 January.

Illegal dumping in Roman catacombs leaves precious ancient site polluted

(Italy)

Reuters (2016). Illegal dumping in Roman catacombs leaves precious ancient site polluted. The Guardian. 26 January.

Dipinti rubati recuperati dai Carabinieri del Nucleo Tutela Patrimonio di Ancona

(Italy)

Stolen paintings recovered by the Carabinieri Heritage Unit in Ancona

ETV Marche (2016). Dipinti rubati recuperati dai Carabinieri del Nucleo Tutela Patrimonio di Ancona. ETV Marche. 20 January.

Switzerland returns stolen Etruscan treasures to Italy

(Switzerland; Italy)

Swiss Info (2016). Switzerland returns stolen Etruscan treasures to Italy. Swiss Info. 15 January.

For Italy's Art Police, An Ongoing Fight Against Pillage Of Priceless Works

(Italy)

Sylvia Poggioli (2016). For Italy's Art Police, An Ongoing Fight Against Pillage Of Priceless Works. NPR. 11 January.

Sophisticated art thieves network operating at Rome airport uncovered

(Italy)

Alice Philipson (2015). Sophisticated art thieves network operating at Rome airport uncovered. The Telegraph. 30 December.

'Stolen' sapphire pops up in Midtown pawn shop 19 years later

(United States of America; Italy)

Julia Marsh (2015). 'Stolen' sapphire pops up in Midtown pawn shop 19 years later. New York Post. 22 December.

Museum of WWII stolen artwork raises attention in Italy

(Italy)

Marzia De Giuli (2015). Museum of WWII stolen artwork raises attention in Italy. Xinhua. 18 December.

Hanukkah at the Arch of Titus

(Israel; Italy)

Steven Fine (2015). Hanukkah at the Arch of Titus. Yale University News. 15 December.

'Restitution of a lost beauty': Caravaggio Nativity replica brought to Palermo

(Italy)

Stephanie Kirchgaessner (2015). 'Restitution of a lost beauty': Caravaggio Nativity replica brought to Palermo. The Guardian. 10 December.

Frescoes stolen from ancient tomb go on display in Italy

(Italy)

Reuters (2015). Frescoes stolen from ancient tomb go on display in Italy. Reuters. 26 November.

It is hard to overstate the gravity of the Castelvecchio thefts

(Italy)

Thomas Marks (2015). It is hard to overstate the gravity of the Castelvecchio thefts. Apollo. 25 November.

Italian Politicians Outraged Over Verona Art Heist as Wild Theories Abound

(Italy)

Sarah Cascone (2015). Italian Politicians Outraged Over Verona Art Heist as Wild Theories Abound. ArtNet News. 23 November.

Dio Mio! Thieves Steal Artworks Worth $16M in Italian Museum Heist

(Italy)

Benjamin Sutton (2015). Dio Mio! Thieves Steal Artworks Worth $16M in Italian Museum Heist. Hyperallergic. 20 November.

Former head of ancient Italian abbey accused of embezzling charitable funds

(Italy)

Nick Squires (2015). Former head of ancient Italian abbey accused of embezzling charitable funds. The Telegraph. 12 November.

$9M lawsuit over damage to Andy Warhol paintings: court papers

(United States of America; Italy)

Barbara Ross (2015). $9M lawsuit over damage to Andy Warhol paintings: court papers. New York Daily News. 6 November.

Thief Demands $163,000 Ransom for Klimt Painting Stolen in 1997

(Italy)

Henri Neuendorf (2015). Thief Demands $163,000 Ransom for Klimt Painting Stolen in 1997. ArtNet News. 5 November.

Da Chicago a Trani: la Diocesi recupera 109 pergamene antiche

(Italy)

From Chicago to Trani: the diocese recovers 109 ancient parchments

Alessandra Vacca (2015). Da Chicago a Trani: la Diocesi recupera 109 pergamene antiche. Trani Viva. 29 October.

Modern art installation removed by cleaners who thought it was party aftermath

(Italy)

Jen Mills (2015). Modern art installation removed by cleaners who thought it was party aftermath. Metro. 25 October.

Lebanon, Italy team up to tackle illegal antiquities trade

(Lebanon; Italy)

Mat Nashed (2015). Lebanon, Italy team up to tackle illegal antiquities trade. The Daily Star. 21 October.

Christie's to Auction Off Painting Looted During WWII as Part of Deal With Jewish Heirs

(France; United Kingdom; Italy)

Haaretz (2015). Christie's to Auction Off Painting Looted During WWII as Part of Deal With Jewish Heirs. Haaretz. 20 October.

Dispute over Venetian painting seized by Vichy regime resolved after more than 70 years

(France; United Kingdom; Italy)

Anny Shaw (2015). Dispute over Venetian painting seized by Vichy regime resolved after more than 70 years. The Art Newspaper. 19 October.

Pompeii's pilferers punished with a curse from the gods

(Italy)

Alice Philipson (2015). Pompeii's pilferers punished with a curse from the gods. The Telegraph. 14 October.

Venice Mayor to Deaccession Klimt and Chagall Masterpieces to Pay Off City Debts

(Italy)

Henri Neuendorf (2015). Venice Mayor to Deaccession Klimt and Chagall Masterpieces to Pay Off City Debts. ArtNet News. 12 October.

Drunken tourists strip off for Roman bath in famous Italian fountain

(Italy)

The Daily Telegraph (2015). Drunken tourists strip off for Roman bath in famous Italian fountain. The New Zealand Herald. 30 September.

French Court Tosses 'Guggenheim vs. Guggenheim' Lawsuit

(France; Italy; United States of America)

Laura C. Mallonee (2015). French Court Tosses 'Guggenheim vs. Guggenheim' Lawsuit. Hyperallergic. 24 September.

Dutch boy steals Pompeii relic to pay for iPhone

(Italy)

The Local (2015). Dutch boy steals Pompeii relic to pay for iPhone. The Local. 11 August.

Italy returns Iran's stolen antiques

(Iran; Italy)

Mehr News Agency (2015). Italy returns Iran's stolen antiques. Mehr News Agency. 1 August.

New York University in legal saga over Villa La Pietra, half a world away in Italy

(Italy; United States of America)

Stephanie Kirchgaessner (2015). New York University in legal saga over Villa La Pietra, half a world away in Italy. The New York Times. 31 July.

Italy's Artifacts Police Wage Global War, Recover 137,000 Objects

(Italy)

Frank Viviano (2015). Italy's Artifacts Police Wage Global War, Recover 137,000 Objects. National Geographic. 19 June.

Police recover painting looted by Nazis

(Italy; Poland)

ANSA (2015). Police recover painting looted by Nazis. ANSA. 19 June.

Chichester artist's stolen painting is found in Italy

(Italy)

Chinchester Observer (2015). Chichester artist's stolen painting is found in Italy. Chinchester Observer. 4 June.

Chichester artist has giant painting stolen in Italy

(Italy)

Midhurst and Petworth Observer (2015). Chichester artist has giant painting stolen in Italy. Midhurst and Petworth Observer. 28 May.

The Case of Italy's Stolen 1,800-Year-Old Sarcophagus Lid

(United States of America; Italy)

Barbie Latza Nadeau (2015). The Case of Italy's Stolen 1,800-Year-Old Sarcophagus Lid. The Daily Beast. 27 May.

Minneapolis Institute of Arts vase, other looted artifacts returned to Italy

(United States of America; Italy)

Mary Abbe (2015). Minneapolis Institute of Arts vase, other looted artifacts returned to Italy. Star Tribune. 26 May.

25 Looted Artifacts Return to Italy

(United States of America; Italy)

Elizabetta Povoledo (2015). 25 Looted Artifacts Return to Italy. The New York Times. 26 May.

US finds Pompeii frescoes robbed in 1950s

(Italy; United States of America)

The Local (2015). US finds Pompeii frescoes robbed in 1950s. The Local. 26 May.

Guggenheim vs Guggenheim in French court over art treasures housed in Venice

(Italy; France)

AFP (2015). Guggenheim vs Guggenheim in French court over art treasures housed in Venice. Art Daily. 18 May.

Priceless Raphael painting damaged by humidity as Italian museum fails to repair broken air-conditioning system

(Italy)

Nick Squires (2015). Priceless Raphael painting damaged by humidity as Italian museum fails to repair broken air-conditioning system. The Telegraph. 14 May.

Italy recovers lost Picasso from retired frame maker

(Italy)

Steve Scherer (2015). Italy recovers lost Picasso from retired frame maker. Reuters. 27 March.

Why Italy should sell the 5,000 antiquities recovered by the police

(Italy)

Anna Summers Cocks (2015). Why Italy should sell the 5,000 antiquities recovered by the police. The Art Newspaper. 25 March.

Saving Italy's cultural heritage by modern means

(Italy)

Rosie Scammell (2015). Saving Italy's cultural heritage by modern means. The Guardian. 19 March.

Hunt for missing Pompeii artwork includes stop in Boise

(United States of America; Italy)

Katy Moeller (2015). Hunt for missing Pompeii artwork includes stop in Boise. Idaho Statesman. 18 March.

Mother Goddess auction: Christie's halts sale of 'stolen' $1m Bronze Age pagan icon after Sardinia campaigns for its return

(Italy; United States of America)

Michael Day (2014). Mother Goddess auction: Christie's halts sale of 'stolen' $1m Bronze Age pagan icon after Sardinia campaigns for its return. The Independent. 2 December.

Catholic church to clamp down on religious art theft

(Italy)

Andrea Vogt (2014). Catholic church to clamp down on religious art theft. The Telegraph. 28 November.

Grottarossa, scoperta "casa-museo" con reperti rubati: nei guai avvocato

(Italy)

Paola Ambrosino (2014). Grottarossa, scoperta "casa-museo" con reperti rubati: nei guai avvocato. Roma Capitale News. 25 November.

Met Wins Latest Round in Clash Over Ancient Sicilian Silver

(United States of America; Italy)

Sarah Cascone (2014). Met Wins Latest Round in Clash Over Ancient Sicilian Silver. ArtNet News. 3 September.

Coin smuggler foiled at Cairo Airport

(Egypt; Italy)

Nevine El-Aref (2014). Coin smuggler foiled at Cairo Airport. Ahram Online. 6 August.

Italian high court's ruling on 'Getty Bronze' faces a long delay

(United States of America; Italy)

Mike Boehm (2014). Italian high court's ruling on 'Getty Bronze' faces a long delay. Los Angeles Times. 5 June.

Italian court's ruling on 'Getty Bronze' is delayed until Thursday

(United States of America; Italy)

Mike Boehm (2014). Italian court's ruling on 'Getty Bronze' is delayed until Thursday. Los Angeles Times. 4 June.

Sorry, Italy, the 'Getty Bronze' belongs in L.A

(United States of America; Italy)

The Times Editorial Board (2014). Sorry, Italy, the 'Getty Bronze' belongs in L.A. Los Angeles Times. 2 June.

Can Getty keep prized 'Bronze'? Italy's high court delays ruling

(United States of America; Italy)

Mike Bohem (2014). Can Getty keep prized 'Bronze'? Italy's high court delays ruling. Los Angeles Times. 8 May.

Italian high court asked to order return of ancient statue

(United States of America; Italy)

Gazzetta del Sud (2014). Italian high court asked to order return of ancient statue. Gazzetta del Sud. 7 May.

The Getty's 'Victorious Youth' is subject of a custody fight

(United States of America; Italy)

Mike Bohem (2014). The Getty's 'Victorious Youth' is subject of a custody fight. Los Angeles Times. 7 May.

Euphronios' Kylix comes home after 40 years

(United States of America; Italy)

ANSA (2014). Euphronios' Kylix comes home after 40 years. ANSA. 6 May.

Vision of Home: Repatriated Works Back in Their Countries of Origin

(Italy)

Rachel Donadio (2014). Vision of Home: Repatriated Works Back in Their Countries of Origin. The New York Times. 17 April.

International treasures missing

(Italy)

Judith Harris (2014). International treasures missing. Catholic Herald. 9 April.

Italy's looted treasures found in Rome 'museum'

(Italy)

The Local (2014). Italy's looted treasures found in Rome 'museum'. The Local. 7 April.

Stolen paintings hung on Italian factory worker's wall for almost 40 years

(Italy; United Kingdom)

Lizzy Davies (2014). Stolen paintings hung on Italian factory worker's wall for almost 40 years. The Guardian. 2 April.

Stolen Gauguin and Bonnard paintings recovered in Italy

(Italy)

France 24 (2014). Stolen Gauguin and Bonnard paintings recovered in Italy. AFP. 2 April.

Stolen Gauguin painting 'hung on factory worker's wall'

(Italy)

BBC News (2014). Stolen Gauguin painting 'hung on factory worker's wall'. BBC News. 2 April.

Italy heritage sleuths launch stolen art app

(Italy)

AFP (2014). Italy heritage sleuths launch stolen art app. Digital Journal. 2 April.

Pompeii Made It Through a Volcano, but Can It Survive Vandals?

(Italy)

Barbie Latza Nadeau (2014). Pompeii Made It Through a Volcano, but Can It Survive Vandals?. The Daily Beast. 22 March.

Thieves steal section of fresco from Pompeii

(Italy)

Mid-day (2014). Thieves steal section of fresco from Pompeii. Mid-day. 19 March.

Gustav Klimt theft case reopens in Italy 17 years on

(Italy)

Lizzy Davies (2014). Gustav Klimt theft case reopens in Italy 17 years on. The Guardian. 16 March.

Last stolen cultural objects returned to Italy

(Switzerland; Italy)

Swiss Info (2014). Last stolen cultural objects returned to Italy. Swiss Info. 6 March.

Stolen paintings recovered in Rome 40 years after art heist

(Italy)

Tom Kington (2012). Stolen paintings recovered in Rome 40 years after art heist. The Guardian. 9 March.

Rome Trial of Ex-Getty Curator Ends

(Italy; United States of America)

Elisabetta Povoledo (2010). Rome Trial of Ex-Getty Curator Ends. The New York Times. 13 October.

Italy Focuses on a Princeton Curator in an Antiquities Investigation

(Italy; United States of America)

Hugh Eakin (2010). Italy Focuses on a Princeton Curator in an Antiquities Investigation. The New York Times. 2 June.

Italy Presses Its Fight for a Statue at the Getty

(Italy; United States of America)

Elisabetta Povoledo (2010). Italy Presses Its Fight for a Statue at the Getty. The New York Times. 15 January.

Cleveland Museum of Art strikes deal with Italy to return 14 ancient artworks

(Italy; United States of America)

Steven Litt (2008). Cleveland Museum of Art strikes deal with Italy to return 14 ancient artworks. Cleveland.com. 19 November.

Italian loan puts marbles pressure on British Museum

(Greece; United Kingdom; Italy)

Fiachra Gibbons (2002). Italian loan puts marbles pressure on British Museum. The Guardian. 13 December.

The Past in Peril: Buying, Selling, Stealing History

(United States of America; Turkey; Italy)

Mike Toner (1999). The Past in Peril: Buying, Selling, Stealing History. Atlanta Journal Constitution. 19 September.