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The strikes in the U.S. film industry have given the independent Italian production Comandante a chance in the spotlight.  Selected to open the 80th Venice International Film Festival, it is the revolutionary way that t...
Pompeii rumours grow as Colosseum is ruled out. When Elon Musk confirmed on Friday that he would fight Mark Zuckerberg at an "epic location" in Italy with an ancient Roman backdrop, many assumed the venue would be the C...
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Rome landmark is "not stadium or concert hall". Rome's Circus Maximus is being put at risk by rock concerts held in the ancient Roman venue, according to the director of the Colosseum archaeological park. "The Circus...
Discovery made during excavations near Vatican. Rome archaeologists on Wednesday announced the discovery of what they believe are the ruins of the Theatre of Nero whose location has always been a mystery. The legenda...
Drugs had market value of €850 million. Italian customs police on Thursday announced the seizure of 5.3 tons of cocaine from a fishing boat off Sicily's south-western coast, hailing it as the biggest drug seizure ever m...
Ponza is the largest of the Pontine Islands, the string of tiny islands located off the coast of the Lazio region in Italy.Ponza is a popular summer vacation destination for Italians, especially Romans and Neapolitans, a...
Rome-Pompeii train will launch on 16 July. Italy has unveiled a direct train service between Rome and Pompeii, connecting the Italian capital to the famed archaeological park with a non-stop rail link for the first time...
Italian cabinet to meet to discuss emergency situation. The death toll from the devastating floods in Italy's northern Emilia-Romagna region rose to 13 on Thursday, Italian media reported, as thousands of evacuated peop...
Hundreds evacuated in Emilia-Romagna region. At least two people have died and several are missing in Italy's north-eastern Emilia-Romagna region after heavy rains caused severe flooding on Tuesday. One man drowned i...
The legality and discourse of cannabis in Italy is filled with ambiguity. No one quite knows what the laws truly are and how they differentiate. In Italy, they are in two main groups: medical and recreational use. Each i...
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Health minister to "follow science, not ideology".Smoking could soon be banned in Italy's outdoor bar areas and at bus stops, according to the contents of a draft bill published by Italian newspaper La Stampa on Sunday....
More than 50 migrants, including a baby a few months old, died after their overloaded boat sank early on Sunday in stormy seas off Italy's southern Calabria region, rescue services said. "At the current time, 80 people...
Two MPs from premier Meloni's party face calls to quit over Cospito row. The Italian government is embroiled in a controversy over the jailed anarchist Alfredo Cospito who has been on hunger strike for more than 100 day...
Fiumicino among a handful of airports in the world to be awarded Skytrax global benchmark of Airport Excellence. Rome's Fiumicino airport has been awarded the highest 5-Star Airport Rating from Skytrax, the principal ra...
Mafia boss had been on the run for 30 years. Police in Sicily located the hideout of Italy's most wanted mafia boss Matteo Messina Denaro on Monday night following his arrest in Palermo after 30 years on the run. The...
Matteo Messina Denaro arrested after 30 years on the run. Italy's most wanted mafia boss, Matteo Messina Denaro, has been arrested in Sicily after being in hiding since 1993. Messina Denaro, 60, is alleged to be a b...
Rome mayor is open to discussing the idea.Italy’s new culture minister Gennaro Sangiuliano has revived a contentious plan to start charging people to visit the Pantheon in Rome, the ministry announced on Thursday. The p...
Waste-to-energy plant set to open in 2026. Rome mayor Roberto Gualtieri is moving ahead with his plans to build a giant incinerator south of the capital, calling for expressions of interest to construct the plant, the c...
Rescue workers continue search throughout night. The death toll from a landslide on the southern Italian island of Ischia rose to seven on Sunday night, with five people still missing and more than 200 people displaced,...
Has Mayor Gualtieri found the silver bullet for Rome’s never-ending rubbish crisis or is the planned €700 million incinerator just a quick fix? Rome’s waste crisis is hard to miss, but its causes are far from obvious....
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