Rome's Ponte di Ferro bridge goes up in flames

Rome risks traffic chaos after bridge gutted by fire the night before Romans vote for a new mayor. Rome's Ponte dell'Industria - better known as Ponte di Ferro - was seriously damaged in a massive fi...

Italy's president seeks house in Rome

Mattarella is house hunting as his term in office draws to an end. The president of Italy Sergio Mattarella is searching for a new home in Rome, reports Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera. The...

Italy elections: Italian cities vote to elect new mayors

12 million people eligible to vote in Italy's municipal elections.Italy's four largest cities - Rome, Milan, Naples and Turin - along with Bologna, are preparing for municipal elections to elect new m...

Italy calls special G20 talks on Afghanistan

G20 meeting to be held two weeks before Rome summit. Italian premier Mario Draghi has announced an extraordinary G20 meeting to discuss strategies to confront the crisis in Afghanistan since Kabul fe...

Italy enters Rome in race to host Expo 2030

Italy's bid for Rome Expo 2030 comes after Milan hosted Expo 2015. The Italian government is to propose Rome as a candidate to host the 2030 Universal Exposition, or Expo, premier Mario Draghi announ...

L'Aquila: Italy PM opens park in memory of earthquake victims

Draghi promises major funding to help reconstruct L'Aquila. Italian premier Mario Draghi travelled to L'Aquila on Tuesday morning to inaugurate a park in memory of the 309 victims of the earthquake t...

Sapri: Italy sexism row over statue in see-through dress

Controversy in Italy over 'gleaner' statue in Sapri. A controversy has broken out in Italy over a 'sexist' statue representing a female gleaner from a famous 19th-century poem by Italian writer and p...

Italy: Ferrero Rocher unveils new chocolate bars

Ferrero launches chocolate bars hot on the heels of Nutella Biscuits and Ferrero Rocher ice-creams. Ferrero, the Italian confectionery giant known around the world for Nutella and Ferrero Rocher, has...

Prošek: Italy's Prosecco War with Croatia

Italy moves to defend Prosecco amid record sales for the bubbly Italian drink. The 'Prosecco War' between Italy and Croatia has stepped up a gear after the European Commission published an applicatio...

Femicide: Outrage in Italy as TV host asks if women at fault

Italian presenter claims her shock remarks were "extrapolated". A television journalist has sparked outrage in Italy after suggesting that a recent spate of killings of women could have been provoked...

Rome wild boar join kids at school gates

Wild boar become election issue in Rome. Rome's wild boar are back in the news again after a dozen of the tusked animals showed up among children and parents outside a school in a northern suburb of...

Mario Draghi is the only Italian on TIME 100 list

Draghi makes TIME 100 list for third time. Italy's premier Mario Draghi has been included in this year's TIME 100 list of the most influential people in the world according to the American news magaz...

Italian priest faces charges of drug dealing

Priest alleged to have spent parish funds on drugs. A parish priest in Italy's Tuscany region has been placed under house arrest on drug-related charges, according to news agency ANSA. The priest,...
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