Rome mayor condemns threats against Holocaust survivor Liliana Segre

Rome mayor accompanied 145 school students to Auschwitz this week. Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi has described as "inexcusable" the threats made against 89-year-old Italian life senator and Holocaust s...

8 out of 10 Romans would not vote for Raggi again

Opinion poll puts Giorgia Meloni as favourite for next Rome mayor.Eight Romans out of ten would not vote for the current mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi in the local elections in 2021, according to an op...

Rome budget councillor probed over travel expenses

Investigation into Lemmetti's transport expenses between Rome and Livorno. Gianni Lemmetti, the city councillor in charge of Rome's budget, is under investigation by the audit court in relation to...

Salvini stages sit-in against Rome mayor

Lega calls for Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi to resign. A sit-in against Rome's mayor Virginia Raggi has been organised by the right-wing Lega party at city hall on Friday 4 October at 11.00. Under...

Mike Pompeo in Rome for talks

US Secretary of State holds talks with Mattarella, Conte and Pope Francis. The US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo landed in Rome's Ciampino airport on 1 October, on his first official visit to Italy....

Brexit: What Italians think of the UK

“The partnership must remain strong after Brexit.” An opinion survey in the run-up to Brexit confirms the affinity between Italians and the United Kingdom and highlights what over eight out of ten It...

Facebook and Instagram block CasaPound

Social media accounts of CasaPound and Forza Nuova shut down. The official Facebook and Instagram accounts of two Italian far-right groups - Casapound and Forza Nuova - were shut down on 9 September...

Putin to visit Rome on 4 July

Putin to meet Conte, Mattarella and Pope Francis in Rome. Russian president Vladimir Putin comes to Rome on a state visit on Thursday 4 July, at the invitation of Italian prime minister Giuseppe Cont...

Italy's Lega triumphs in European elections

Salvini's Lega surges as Movimento 5 Stelle slumps.The right-wing Lega party of Italy's deputy premier and interior minister Matteo Salvini has won a major victory in the European elections, taking al...

Former Rome mayor Marino acquitted in expenses case

Supreme court quashes two-year term for ex Rome mayor Marino. Italy's supreme court has acquitted former Rome mayor Ignazio Marino of charges of alleged embezzlement and fraud, quashing a two-year te...

Italian government guidance for Brits in Italy

  Italian government decree sets out details of residency, healthcare rules. As Brexit looms and many British nationals living in Italy are unsure of how they will be affected, the Italian gover...

UK parliament agrees to debate “leave EU” petition

Brexit debate scheduled for 1 April. The House of Commons has responded to the almost six million people who signed the petition to revoke Article 50 and remain in the EU, promising a debate on Monda...

Pope calls for rebirth of Rome during visit to mayor

Rome is an open, multicultural city, mayor Virginia Raggi tells pontiff. Pope Francis called on Rome city councillors to seek to bring about the "moral and spiritual rebirth" of the capital, during h...

Brits in Italy slow to sign “stop Brexit” petition

British nationals living in Italy are qualified to sign parliamentary petition to revoke Article 50. Only little over 5,500 British nationals living in Italy have signed a petition calling on the g...

Rome closes Colosseum during Chinese state visit

3,500 police on duty in Rome for visit of Chinese president. The Colosseum and the surrounding area will be closed to the public on the afternoon of Friday 22 March, while Trajan's Markets will be sh...

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