Italy

Venice Gather 2019 at the JW Marriott
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In Review

Venice Gather 2019 at the JW Marriott

18 Oct 2019
Starhotels Collezione Italy: the Grand Tour updated
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In Depth

Starhotels Collezione Italy: the Grand Tour updated

27 Sep 2019
Tenuta di Murlo review: tranquility in the Umbrian hills
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In Review

Tenuta di Murlo review: tranquility in the Umbrian hills

Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life in this sedate corner of Italy
23 Sep 2019
Why does Italy change governments so much?
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In Depth

Why does Italy change governments so much?

Five Star Movement and centre-left Democrats agree unlikely coalition
29 Aug 2019
Italy’s nationalist Lega party blunders into opposition
ROME, ITALY- AUGUST 27: Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte leaves from Chigi palace during the consultations days for the formation of the new government, on August 27, 2019 in Rome, Italy
In Depth

Italy’s nationalist Lega party blunders into opposition

After last-gasp negotiations, Giuseppe Conte will lead a new coalition as PM, sidelining Matteo Salvini’s right-wing League
29 Aug 2019
Bubbly brilliance: the meticulous methods of Franciacorta
Wine
In Depth

Bubbly brilliance: the meticulous methods of Franciacorta

Toss the Prosecco aside and ready your tastebuds - ‘Italy’s Champagne’ awaits
28 Aug 2019
Why Italy’s prime minister is standing down
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In Brief

Why Italy’s prime minister is standing down

Giuseppe Conte quits after launching blistering attack on coalition partner
21 Aug 2019
Is it illegal to take sand and pebbles from beaches?
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In Brief

Is it illegal to take sand and pebbles from beaches?

French tourists face six years in prison for taking 40kg of Sardinian sand
20 Aug 2019
Why Italians who rescue refugees face €1m fine
Migrants wait to be rescued by the Aquarius NGO rescue ship in the Mediterranean Sea
Daily Briefing

Why Italians who rescue refugees face €1m fine

Boat captains may also be arrested and their vessels confiscated for carrying stranded migrants
7 Aug 2019
Emanuela Orlandi: could Vatican tomb search solve case?
Emanuela Orlandi
In Brief

Emanuela Orlandi: could Vatican tomb search solve case?

The missing schoolgirl’s family requested the tombs be searched after receiving an anonymous tip-off
3 Jul 2019
Italy’s slave labour problem
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In Depth

Italy’s slave labour problem

Human rights groups claim thousands of migrants are forced into agricultural labour
20 Jun 2019
Tuscany Again: a journey of rediscovery
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In Depth

Tuscany Again: a journey of rediscovery

Travel group Tuscany Again specialises in bespoke high-end experiences with the best guides, chefs and artisans the region has to offer
18 Jun 2019
EU challenges Italy's populists over spending
Matteo Salvini
In Depth

EU challenges Italy's populists over spending

The European Commission's new report amounts to a public condemnation of Rome's fiscal policies
7 Jun 2019
How would Italy’s ‘parallel currency’ work?
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In Brief

How would Italy’s ‘parallel currency’ work?

Deputy prime minister hints at nuclear fiscal option in defiant riposte to EU ultimatum
31 May 2019
Why Amanda Knox is returning to Italy
Amanda Knox
In Depth

Why Amanda Knox is returning to Italy

The American is planning first visit back to country where she was tried for the murder of former flatmate Meredith Kercher
9 May 2019
Salvini ‘kidnapping’ case splits Italy’s ruling coalition
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In Brief

Salvini ‘kidnapping’ case splits Italy’s ruling coalition

Deputy prime minister will not be tried over refusal to allow 177 asylum seekers to disembark from rescue ship
21 Mar 2019
Men cleared of rape because woman ‘too masculine’
Ancona protest
In Brief

Men cleared of rape because woman ‘too masculine’

Hundreds protest against female judges’ ruling that alleged victim was too unattractive to be target
12 Mar 2019
The best places to visit in 2019
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In Depth

The best places to visit in 2019

Whether you’re looking for culture, nature or something a bit different, here are some of the hottest travel tips for the coming year
25 Feb 2019
Why France and Italy have fallen out
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In Depth

Why France and Italy have fallen out

Relations between the two Western powers at lowest point since Second World War
11 Feb 2019
Matteo Salvini: Italy’s deputy PM facing kidnapping charge
Matteo Salvini
In Brief

Matteo Salvini: Italy’s deputy PM facing kidnapping charge

Far-right interior minister stands by decision to hold 177 migrants on boat
25 Jan 2019
Castello del Nero: under the Tuscan sun
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In Depth

Castello del Nero: under the Tuscan sun

Get a taste of the region’s heritage in a luxurious historic castle
24 Jan 2019
Blue heaven: Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda
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In Depth

Blue heaven: Sardinia’s Costa Smeralda

Enjoy turquoise waters, secluded beaches and charming seaside towns in this rustic corner of the Mediterranean
17 Jan 2019
Far-right ‘axis’ aims to take control of EU
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In Brief

Far-right ‘axis’ aims to take control of EU

Hungary, Italy and Poland seek anti-immigration majority at upcoming European Parliamentary elections
11 Jan 2019
Migrant rescue ship Aquarius ‘forced’ to end operations
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In Brief

Migrant rescue ship Aquarius ‘forced’ to end operations

Charity-funded vessel has saved more than 30,000 lives since 2016
7 Dec 2018
Dozens arrested in global Mafia crackdown
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In Brief

Dozens arrested in global Mafia crackdown

Italian prime minister claims raids are ‘one of the biggest blows’ ever inflicted on the Mafia by the state
6 Dec 2018
What happened to Giulio Regeni? Italy names suspects
Giulio Regeni
In Depth

What happened to Giulio Regeni? Italy names suspects

Tensions grow as Italian prosecutor identifies members of Egyptian security forces linked to killing of Cambridge student
30 Nov 2018
Why the Leaning Tower of Pisa is straightening up
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In Brief

Why the Leaning Tower of Pisa is straightening up

The historic Italian structure is slowly losing its tilt following years of preservation work
22 Nov 2018
Ikea store opens its doors to stray dogs
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In Brief

Ikea store opens its doors to stray dogs

Homeless dogs find a comfortable temporary home during downpours in Sicily
19 Nov 2018
Discovering Genoa: Italy’s quiet corner
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In Depth

Discovering Genoa: Italy’s quiet corner

Gorgeous food, fascinating history and few tourists make the Ligurian capital one of Italy’s most underrated cities
14 Nov 2018
Mafia orders hit on Pocho the Jack Russell
Dog, Mafia, Italy
In Brief

Mafia orders hit on Pocho the Jack Russell

Neapolitan Camorra have put £4,400 bounty on nine-year-old sniffer dog’s head
30 Oct 2018
Is Italy’s budget a bigger threat to the EU than Brexit?
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In Brief

Is Italy’s budget a bigger threat to the EU than Brexit?

European Commission takes unprecedented step of blocking high-spending populist budget
24 Oct 2018
EU accused of ‘blackmailing’ Italy over budget
Italy's finance minister Giovanni Tria
In Brief

EU accused of ‘blackmailing’ Italy over budget

The country faces becoming first member state to have its budget plans rejected by European Commission
23 Oct 2018
Graffiti in Pompeii set to rewrite history books
Newly-discovered graffiti casts doubt on exact date of Mount Vesuvius eruption
In Brief

Graffiti in Pompeii set to rewrite history books

Eruption of Mount Vesuvius may have occurred months after initially thought
17 Oct 2018
Italy’s budget turmoil reaches climax
Italy's finance minister Giovanni Tria
In Brief

Italy’s budget turmoil reaches climax

Finance minister threatens to resign as populist party’s pledge to ‘end poverty’ brings them into conflict with EU
28 Sep 2018
Villa Fontelunga Hotel review: a thoroughly Tuscan hideaway
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In Depth

Villa Fontelunga Hotel review: a thoroughly Tuscan hideaway

This contemporary boutique villa melds the Italian region’s romanticism with modern luxuries
21 Sep 2018
Why migrant rescue ships are missing from the Mediterranean
Refugees
In Brief

Why migrant rescue ships are missing from the Mediterranean

Aid agencies warns thousands of people risk dying at sea because of anti-immigration policies in Europe
13 Sep 2018