Anti-terrorism police in northern Italy have seized a "combat ready" air-to-air missile and other sophisticated weapons during raids on far-right extremist groups, police revealed on Monday.
Matteo Salvini is fighting tooth and nail against suggestions that his far-right League party tried to get covert Russian payments during talks in Moscow last year.
Starting a new life abroad is daunting at any age. And for children, who might not have a say in the big move, there is lots of excitement and anxiety about the new place they will soon call home.
Italy is one of the few countries in Europe with active volcanoes. Here's where you'll find them.
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There are many, many reasons to visit Rome, but one of the greatest attractions of all has to be the food. As the capital of the country that probably has the greatest cuisine in the world, Rome is a foodies’ mecca.
Forget flying! The best way to see Europe is via bus and rail. Oh, and it’s usually cheaper and often faster than taking to the skies. The Local rounds up some top tips for planning your next European adventure.
Pozzuolo usually gets overlooked in favour of its more famous cousins, but you'll find a quieter and more authentic pace of life in this quaint Umbrian town.
Malta may be a small island but size can be deceiving. From an entire ‘village’ full of cats to a neolithic necropolis, there’s much more to Malta than meets the eye.
This simple peasant dish is a delicious way to get everyone eating more vegetables.
Will the English language suffer a blow to its global dominance once Britain exits the EU? Here's what the future might hold for the language of Shakespeare after Brexit.
This one goes out to all the casualties of the congiuntivo.
Lamb, cakes of all shapes and flavours, and, er, pig's blood dessert...?
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...
How many residents are non-German? How many people live in rural areas? Is obesity a problem? We look at recent key statistics about the Bundesrepublik.
Are you dreaming of a chic city-centre apartment or a peaceful villa in the country? Here's what you could buy in Italy for under 500K.
A new scheme has brought free wifi to the central squares of more than 100 Italian towns and cities.
A right-wing government minister known for his hardline Catholic views was named Italy's new minister for European Affairs on Wednesday.
Wondering where to study in Italy? Here are the Italian universities that score highest in the latest global ranking.
Facebook has shut down multiple Italian pages spreading misinformation, hate speech and political propaganda in the run-up to the European elections.
What was once Europe's biggest migrant reception centre, in Mineo in Sicily, was closed down on Tuesday after criticism from Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.
It's officially tourist season in Italy: not just for people arriving from overseas, but for millions of Italian residents choosing to holiday at home this summer.
Suffering in the Italian summer? Use these tried and tested ways to stay chilled.
The fate of an alleged people-trafficking kingpin who insists he is a victim of mistaken identity hangs in the balance.
Thanks to a new tax perk, retiring to the south of Italy just got even more appealing. Here's how it works.
Each June, Florence's main square turns into an arena for a sport that's a brutal combination of rugby, football, and wrestling. The Local explores the history of this unique tradition.