Italy's taxis enter new deal with Uber

Italian taxi drivers do business with Uber in an unlikely new alliance. Uber has integrated its ride-hailing app with Italy's leading taxi dispatch service itTaxi as part of a new deal available in m...

Rome to tackle airport taxis ripping off tourists

Tweet from BBC correspondent in Rome prompts city to take action against "truly shameful" taxi situation. Rome authorities have pledged to take action against rogue taxi drivers ripping off tourists...

Rome airport taxis get bad press

Foreign correspondents in Italy highlight problems with taxis at Rome airports. Taxi drivers have been in the news in Italy recently due to protests against the government's competition bill over cla...

British tourist fined €500 for dipping feet in Rome fountain

Tourists make the news in Italy again. A British tourist was fined €500 for dipping his feet into a landmark fountain in Rome's Piazza di Spagna on Saturday afternoon, according to Italian news repor...

Climate activists glue hands to Botticelli masterpiece in Italy

No damage caused to Renaissance painting. Climate protesters glued themselves to Botticelli's celebrated Primavera painting at the Uffizi Gallery in Florence on Friday morning in front of shocked tou...

Expo 2030: Rome mayor outlines 'green' bid to transform city

Rome is up against Busan and Riyadh in bid to host Expo 2030. Rome mayor Roberto Gualtieri said on Thursday that environmental sustainability will be at the heart of Italy's bid to host Expo 2030 in...

Italy issues red alert heatwave warning for 14 cities

Europe in midst of record-breaking heatwave. The Italian health ministry has issued a maximum 'red alert' warning for nine cities on Wednesday, rising to 14 on Thursday due to an intense heatwave, wi...

Italy premier Mario Draghi urged to stay in office

Draghi set to clarify his intentions on Wednesday. Rallies were held in several Italian cities on Monday calling on premier Mario Draghi to stay in office as pressure mounts on the former ECB chief t...

Rome police pull swimmer out of Trevi Fountain, twice

Incident comes after couple splashed around in Bernini fountain in Piazza Navona. A man dressed in swimming trunks climbed between the statues of Rome's Trevi Fountain and dived into the waters of th...

Italy braced for 'Apocalisse4800' heatwave

Europe is in the midst of a record-breaking heatwave. Italy faces another wave of intense heat over the coming days, driven by an anticyclone which has seen hot air currents from north Africa sweep i...

Italy faces taxi strike on 20-21 July amid protests against Uber

Taxi drivers call off Rome protests. Italy faces a two-day nationwide taxi strike on 20-21 July as cab drivers protest against the government's competition bill amid claims that deregulating the sect...

Italy's president rejects Draghi's resignation

M5S snub of key vote plunges Italian government into crisis. Italy's president Sergio Mattarella refused to accept the resignation of prime minister Mario Draghi on Thursday night after the populist...

Tourist caught carving initials into Colosseum

Tourists also fined for defacing archaeological remains in Roman Forum. Rome police caught up with a 30-year-old Canadian tourist after she used a stone to carve the initials of her name into an exte...

Francesco Totti and Ilary Blasi split after 20 years

Break-up follows months of rumours. Italian TV presenter Ilary Blasi announced the end of her 17-year marriage to AS Roma legend Francesco Totti in a statement on Monday night, Italian news agency AN...

Rome mayor suspects foul play in spate of fires

Gualtieri "not intimidated" and will push ahead with plans for incinerator to tackle Rome's trash crisis. Rome mayor Roberto Gualtieri said "there was certainly the hand of man" behind the recent spa...
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