Rome's mayor has announced measures from surveillance cameras to reduced taxi fares for women aimed at tackling gendered violence.
Want to go on a real adventure and help a disadvantaged community at the same time? You can, and here's how...
The Italian island of Lampedusa became a symbol for the country's welcoming culture towards migrants - but its mayor says the island is now "collapsing".
Moving abroad? Nothing helps you feel at home faster than having a new luxury car to zip around in. And it's easier to get one than you think.
Want to learn useful Italian phrases and nail the accent? With Tandem, you can instantly connect with a native speaker and practice for free.
Bologna is home to Italy's oldest university, where many students will be heading this September ready to experience the culture and - of course - the food that the city has to offer.
Know before you go!
Emilia Romagna is known as the foodie capital of Italy, and is also a great place for culture and countryside. This week's Property of the Week is an incredible fortress in the town of Cesena.
A relocation coach talks to The Local about what to do before making the move to Italy - and which pitfalls to avoid.
"It's a film about crime, but it's also a story about a Naples made of feelings, of families, of colours," said actress Claudia Gerini.
Now you've got no excuses!
A very good way to lose friends in Italy is to mess with pasta. Fiddling with the tried and trusted Italian methods can also affect the taste of the dish, but many foreigners don't even realise their technique is unorthodox.
The Michelin Guide for Italy 2016 has been released, awarding 334 Italian eateries a coveted star rating. And the best city to eat in Italy might surprise you...
The European Central Bank has fined an Italian bank in the throes of a state rescue for breaking rules on risk and disclosing information, the Frankfurt institution said on Friday.
The world's biggest beer festival attracts people from all over the world, meaning it can be expensive and packed. Luckily, Paul Wheatley has done it many times before and knows how to cut through the crowds.
This home offers the chance to live under half moon ceilings in Apulia, surrounded by thousands of fruit trees.
Venice's world famous carnival, which lasts until February 28th, is thought to have started in 1162 after a military victory. Abandoned for decades, it was resurrected in 1980.
The Vatican has recalled a priest serving as an envoy in Washington and opened a child pornography investigation after US officials asked the church to lift his diplomatic immunity.
Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, speaking at a Greek-Italian cooperation summit, said his country had been in favour of such a project for years.
A whole new challenge awaits former AS Roma legend Francesco Totti as the Serie A club return to the Champions League group stage on Tuesday against Atletico Madrid.
A 4.0 magnitude earthquake killed at least two people when it struck Ischia on Monday, August 21st. An earthquake on the same spot 134 years earlier killed more than 2,000 people.
Rome's water provider has responded to the continued drought in the capital with new measures that will see a reduction in water pressure at night from September onwards.
Men caught asking for sex in exchange for money in Florence risk up to three months in jail or a fine of up to €206.
The discovery rewrites the history of wine in Italy...
The bodies of three people, suspected to have died several years ago, have been discovered on the Italian side of Europe's highest peak Mont Blanc, local police told AFP Wednesday.
Correspondents for The Local Italy spoke to a people smuggler in southern Libya who said Italy's plans to pay people not to engage in human trafficking are working. But he expects the lull to be temporary.