An effigy of teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg was hung from a bridge in Rome

2019-10-08 16:16

The Mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi condemned the act as "shameful," and expressed solidarity with Thunberg and her family.

A village near Rome was pelted with debris when chunks of metal broke off a Norwegian Air Boeing 787 after a 'technical failure'

2019-08-12 14:35

The plane turned back to Fiumicino airport after dropping metal fragments over the Isla Sacra area of Rome, smashing windows and damaging houses.

A rustic Swiss mountain village near Milan and Lake Como is the latest to sell off homes for R14

2019-07-27 18:25

The village is proposing to give away nine homes for $1, so long as the buyers commit to renovating them.

Video shows the moment a cruise ship nearly plowed into a Venice cafe during a storm

2019-07-08 20:21

The incident happened on Sunday, as the Costa Deliziosa was being pulled out of the lagoon by tug boats.

In Fiat Chrysler-Renault deal, globalism is about to collide head-on with populism

2019-05-29 08:53

Immediately after the merger plan was revealed, the French and Italian governments moved to secure jobs.

Europe's biggest new listing this year has started trading —Italy's Nexi is a rare bright spot amid a regional slump

2019-04-17 13:34

It's a rare positive sign for European listings, after Brexit worries and a market rough patch led to many IPO plans shelved or scrapped altogether.

An Italian town pulled off an elaborate ruse to fool thieves into stealing a worthless replica of a R49 million painting

2019-03-15 08:24

Police caught wind of the planned robbery and decided to lay a trap for them.

A chief marketing officer who works with 12,000 luxury brands says consumers are caught up in 'logo-mania'

2019-02-23 13:41

Krystle Craycraft of ModeSens says high-end consumers are swept up in "logo-mania" that has prompted the resurgence of the Italian luxury brand Gucci.

Another picturesque Italian town is offering people R140,000 to move there — but you have to have a kid

2019-01-30 18:22

Just weeks ago, a stunning Sicilian town announced that it too was selling homes for just R16.

A picturesque town in Sicily is selling off homes for R16 to anyone willing to renovate them

2019-01-17 18:16

Apparently, the town has already received plenty of interest from buyers.


A German captain who rescued thousands of migrants at sea turned down a medal of bravery in protest at Europe's strict anti-migrant laws

2019-08-23 14:51

"We do not need medals. We do not need authorities deciding about who is a 'hero' and who is 'illegal'."

Three of Europe's biggest economies are probably in recession — and the ECB is totally out of bullets

2019-08-10 09:48

The UK economy shrank for the first time since 2012, Italy's debt crisis looks like it'll only get worse, and Germany's output continues to decline.

Italy wants to treat phone addicts like drug addicts and send teens to rehab

2019-07-23 20:10

The bill proposes courses in schools and a public awareness campaign, plus "re-education" in health centers for worst-case scenarios.

Italy's flagship airline pulls ad featuring an actor in blackface pretending to be Obama

2019-07-05 06:31

Alitalia's ad featured an actor in dark makeup and an enlarged nose playing the former president. The airline defended the video before apologising.

Banksy got kicked out of the world's biggest art event after crashing it to display his latest piece, but people love it anyway

2019-05-24 11:04

Banksy set up a stall in Venice's famous St. Mark's Square with his latest painting, "Venice in Oil".

A town in Italy is selling abandoned homes for R16 each. Here's what the properties look like.

2019-04-12 14:36

Mussomeli, a town of 11,000, is selling homes for a euro. The town has ancient churches, Byzantine caves, and a medieval castle.

The mayor of Bologna, Italy, says spaghetti bolognese does not exist

2019-03-12 11:00

He called the dish, and its supposed heritage from the city of Bologna, "fake news".

It's official: Italy's economy has slipped into recession

2019-01-31 14:21

Italy's output contracted 0.2% in the fourth quarter, on the heels of a 0.1% drop in the previous quarter, statistics agency Istat said on Thursday.

If you look closely, you can see 4 other 'hidden' flags in the South African flag

2019-01-27 07:57

The South African flag contains hidden sovereign flags of Italy, Sierra Leone, Hungary and the monarchical flag of Monaco.

This is why Europe is faltering

2018-11-04 17:50

The Italian debt crisis and Trump’s global war on trade might be the final straws.

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