Ex-Italian president Ciampi undergoes hip surgery
92-year-old recovering near Austrian border22 August, 11:32
The 92-year-old former head of state underwent hip-replacement surgery and is reported to be in good condition.
He is spending a period of rest and recovery in the town of Siusi, near the Italian border with Autstria. Ciampi served as president of Italy from 1999 to 2006, and as premier from 1993 to 1994.