Italy's centre-left Democratic Party (PD) said talks Friday with the anti-establishment Five Star Movement on forming a workable coalition government had been "positive".
Moving abroad offers an exciting opportunity to live a happier and healthier life. But how can you make sure that you’re enjoying the experience to its fullest? That’s where practising mindfulness can help.
The Venice film festival is facing major backlash for including controversial directors like Roman Polanski and Nate Parker in their line-up this year.
Are Italian drivers really as bad as everyone says? If you're new to driving in Italy, here's what to prepare yourself for on the strade.
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A French couple are facing up to six years in prison after being caught leaving the island with 40kg of sand from Sardinia's beaches stashed in their car.
If you're living in Italy but haven't applied for Italian residency yet, you'll need to very soon. Here's how.
House prices in Italy are stagnant, while prices across most of Europe are rising. Why is Italy lagging behind?
This one goes out to all the casualties of the congiuntivo.
Italian food is loved all over the world, for very obvious reasons, and every visitor to Italy wants to try it. But there are a lot of misconceptions about this much-loved cuisine that we need to put right.
This is, officially, the only way to make ragù bolognese.
Thousands of civil society activists are to mount a march against hate and racism on Saturday in Dresden, a week before state elections when far-right party AfD is projected to make huge gains.
Here are the words and phrases you're going to need when searching for your dream home in Italy.
A snap election or an unlikely coalition?
After Italy's prime minister resigned, talks on a new government have begun, with a snap election and a new coalition two of the possible options on the cards. For anyone looking for a refresher of how we got here, here is a recap of more than a year of drama in Italian politics.
Rome's 'tourist police' have been moving people on from the famous Spanish Steps as part of a crackdown on unruly visitors, witnesses say.
La Sapienza in Rome has risen in the annual rankings to be named 'best in Italy' once again.
An innovative hydroponics farm in Tuscany is producing vegetables that don't rely on low-paid labour, use less water, don't need pesticides and – it's claimed – taste better too.
While some suggest that the Camorra has been usurped in Naples, recent arrests show that the city's feared mafia is very much alive and kicking.
Suffering in the Italian summer? Use these tried and tested ways to stay chilled.
Ten migrants rescued by a charity ship leapt into the water on Tuesday to try and swim to the nearby Italian island of Lampedusa in desperation after 19 days stuck on board.
What's cheaper in Italy than in other European countries, and what is more expensive? We took a look at the data to find out.
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.