Italian businesses expect economy to grow

2015-01-29 10:45

Italy's economy is set to exit from a record-length recession and could post the strongest growth since the beginning of the millennium over the next two years.

Prosecutors demand 26 years for ‘Captain Coward’

2015-01-26 16:40

Italian prosecutors have called for the captain of the doomed Costa Concordia, Francesco Schettino, to serve 26 years and three months in jail for the 2012 shipwreck which left 32 people dead.

Swiss Guard's cookbook reveals Vatican treats

2015-01-26 05:00

A chef who serves in the Swiss Guards, David Geisser, is shedding light on the culinary tastes of the pope's army with a new cookbook.

Montezemolo's new role in Olympics?

2015-01-23 09:55

Former Ferrari chief Luca Di Montezemolo is out of F1 but his heart clearly still lies with sport. He could lead Rome's 2024 Olympics bid.

Cameraman costs Tiger a tooth

2015-01-19 22:00

Tiger Woods has another reason not to like cameras because a photographer knocked out one of his front teeth.

Ferrari sets modest goal for Melbourne

2015-01-19 10:25

Ferrari is determined to make its mark in the 2015 Formula 1 season and has set goals for the season-opener in Oz. They're not high...

Maserati's first SUV: Levante in action

2015-01-19 07:55

Maserati’s future Levante has been spotted in the frozen forests of northern Scandinavia. Find out what will become Maserati's first SUV!

Italy's president Napolitano resigns

2015-01-14 15:05

Italy's veteran President Giorgio Napolitano has resigned, setting the stage for the election of a new head of state, a thorny process which could prove a political headache for Matteo Renzi's government.

Vergne is eyeing Raikkonen's F1 seat

2015-01-12 08:09

Ferrari's Kimi Raikkonen had better watch out: ex-Toro Rosso driver Jean-Eric Vergne is after his seat for 2016. WHO IS RIVOLA?

Italy beefs up security after Paris shooting

2015-01-08 11:28

Italy has beefed up security at “sensitive targets” after the attack on the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo, citing the presence of the Vatican and Italy’s participation in anti-terrorism coalitions.

Migrant smugglers wore hoods

2015-01-03 22:17

Syrian migrants have told Italian police smugglers hid their faces before abandoning the helm of the cargo ship.

360 migrants leave 'ghost ship'

2015-01-03 16:20

Italian authorities have disembarked around 360 cold and hungry migrants from a "ghost ship" abandoned by its crew off the country's southern coast.

Fire-ravaged ferry arrives in Italy

2015-01-02 22:30

The crippled ferry Norman Atlantic has arrived in Brindisi, Italy, five days after a fire on board led to the deaths of 13 people.

Italy rescuing more migrants in Mediterranean

2015-01-02 10:40

The Italian Air Force is rescuing hundreds of migrants stranded on a cargo apparently abandoned in rough seas by smugglers in the Mediterranean.

Blaze ferry towed back to Italy

2015-01-01 22:06

The burnt-out wreck of the Norman Atlantic ferry is on its way back to Italy, for an inspection aimed at establishing the full scale of the disaster.


Ferrari names 2015 car, sets launch date

2015-01-27 08:09

Ferrari has named its 2015 F1 car. Will the new SF15-T, driven by Sebastian Vettel, revive the struggling team's fortunes?

Italy eyes 'bad bank' to clean up risky loans

2015-01-26 11:00

Italy is considering setting up a state-backed 'bad bank' to help clean up its banking sector, Economy Minister Pier Carlo Padoan says.

Balloons new peace symbol after dove debacle

2015-01-25 17:08

Balloons, not doves, have been released as a gesture of peace in St Peter's Square, a year after an attack by a seagull and a crow on the symbolic birds sparked protests.

X-rays unlock secrets of ancient scrolls

2015-01-20 21:15

Blasted by a volcano and buried for centuries, ancient scrolls are beginning to reveal their secrets.

Pakistani man sparks flight alarm with suspect passport

2015-01-19 16:30

Italian authorities say they have checked the background of a Pakistani man removed from an easyJet flight to Britain minutes before take-off after he was found to be travelling on a suspect passport.

Ferrari needs sweeping change - Marchionne

2015-01-19 07:57

'Ferrari had a disastrous season - it was time for a change,' said Fiat-Chrysler chief Sergio Marchionne as many top personnel were axed.

Mafia infiltration costs Italy economy billions

2015-01-14 20:00

Foreign investors are staying away from Italy because they are afraid of Mafia infiltration, the head of the country's central bank has told parliament.

SPIED: Fiat 500 facelift

2015-01-14 11:49

Fiat is planning to refresh its retro 500 hatchback and our spies spotted the updated city car driving in Turin, Italy.

Inter Milan clobber Genoa

2015-01-11 16:30

New-look Inter Milan have beaten Genoa in a Serie A match to continue their impressive start to the year.

'Captain' of migrant ghost ship recounts trafficking journey

2015-01-04 18:27

The man who piloted nearly 770 illegal Syrian migrants aboard the Blue Sky M cargo ship towards Italy has described how he became the "captain" of the human trafficking vessel.

Heat, smoke delay search of Greek ferry

2015-01-03 20:14

Fierce heat and stubborn smoky fire is thwarting the bid to search the Greek ferry for any more who died in the blaze.

Firefighters find black box on still-burning ferry

2015-01-03 09:32

Italian fire-fighters and investigators have boarded the charred Norman Atlantic ferry and retrieved a data recorder they hope will help them discover what caused a deadly blaze.

A burst of sales for bubbly producers

2015-01-02 12:00

Italy's bubbly producers ended the year on a sparkling note as a record number of people opted for prosecco to toast the New Year.

Italy doctor with Ebola has recovered – reports

2015-01-02 09:21

An Italian doctor who contracted Ebola in west Africa has recovered from the disease after undergoing experimental treatment, reports say.

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