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Rome authorities defend controversial stage built amidst ruins for rock musical

Rome authorities defend controversial stage built amidst ruins for rock musical

Rome authorities have defended a stage built for a rock musical in the heart of the historic centre, which critics have called "vuglar" and an "insult" to the city's landscape.

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6 reasons you should study a foreign language abroad

6 reasons you should study a foreign language abroad

If you’ve ever thought about learning a foreign language or exploring a new country, you should probably read this.

 
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'What do you feed him?' Pope Francis risked a joke about Trump's size

'What do you feed him?' Pope Francis risked a joke about Trump's size

"What do you feed him on?" the pontiff asked Melania Trump.

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'I didn't consider anywhere else': studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris

'I didn't consider anywhere else': studying at top culinary school Ferrandi Paris

A career in the culinary world is a pipe dream for many. But for those with the passion and determination to make it a reality, Ferrandi Paris is a clear choice.

 
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Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

Why Lucerne is a summer paradise for career discovery

You may think Switzerland is all about winter holidays. But it’s also a summer paradise with the power to transform your career thanks to outstanding programmes from Swiss Education Group.

 
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Piazzas across Italy to put on your travel bucket list

Piazzas across Italy to put on your travel bucket list

Perfect for people-watching, sipping on an Aperol spritz, or catching up with friends.

How to get the dream tech job you always wanted

How to get the dream tech job you always wanted

Europe’s tech industry is booming, giving rise to a range of programming ‘bootcamps’ that offer tech literacy more quickly and affordably than traditional degree programs. The Local finds out more.

 
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'Italians always make you feel welcome - accommodating guests comes naturally'

'Italians always make you feel welcome - accommodating guests comes naturally'

Turin is home to great chocolate, a lively student scene, and surprisingly good kebabs, according to our guest writer, who thinks it might just be Italy's best kept secret.

What international health plan best suits you?

What international health plan best suits you?

No two people and no two expat stories are the same – so why should health plans be?

 
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Why Italy is 'giving away' 100 historic buildings for free

Why Italy is 'giving away' 100 historic buildings for free

Italy is giving away more than 100 historic buildings - including castles, houses, and towers - in a bid to boost 'slow tourism' and tempt visitors away from the overcrowded city centres.

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Introducing… the ultimate dating app for expats

Introducing… the ultimate dating app for expats

Finding love locally has never been easier. Find out why.

 
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The strange history behind five everyday Italian words

The strange history behind five everyday Italian words

We bet you've said at least one of these words today - but did you know what it actually means?

Online auctions 2017: design trends and insights from Barnebys

Online auctions 2017: design trends and insights from Barnebys

How has global demand for the most sought-after designers changed in last decade? A new report from leading art and auction search engine Barnebys reveals some surprising trends.

 
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Gucci vs Gucci: Fashion house orders restaurant to change its name

Gucci vs Gucci: Fashion house orders restaurant to change its name

One's a global fashion house; the other's a family-run bistro in northern Tuscany. But apparently Italy isn't big enough for the two Gucci's.

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This is where you'll find the best food in Italy

This is where you'll find the best food in Italy

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...

Ten language mistakes you should avoid if you want to fit in in Italy

Ten language mistakes you should avoid if you want to fit in in Italy

Even the most competent of Italian speakers will occasionally slip up, and the majority of native speakers will be forgiving as long as you’re making the effort. But here are ten mistakes that are sure to grate on the ears of your Italian friends - read, memorize, and avoid at all costs.

Italy mulls plan to scrap one- and two-cent coins

Italy mulls plan to scrap one- and two-cent coins

Italy's ruling Democratic Party on Monday unveiled a proposal to get rid of one- and two-cent coins from 2018 onwards.

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Aarhus to pay back 341,000 kroner in parking fines

Aarhus to pay back 341,000 kroner in parking fines

The city of Aarhus will refund parking tickets worth 341,000 kroner ($51,000) after a clerical error, the city’s municipality has announced.

 

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IN PICTURES: Venice Carnival opens in spectacular style

IN PICTURES: Venice Carnival opens in spectacular style

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.

Mafia boss shot dead in Sicilian street

Mafia boss shot dead in Sicilian street

The murder took place almost exactly 25 years after one of the Cosa Nostra's most notorious murders.

Northern League MEP must pay €50,000 to ex-minister over racial slurs

Northern League MEP must pay €50,000 to ex-minister over racial slurs

An MEP from Italy's Northern League party was on Thursday ordered to pay €50,000 in damages to the country's first black minister over racial slurs.

Nicky Hayden has died after a bicycle accident in Italy

Nicky Hayden has died after a bicycle accident in Italy

The world champion biker was hit by a car while training in central Italy last week.

Where are all the graduates? Italy has second lowest percentage in the EU

Where are all the graduates? Italy has second lowest percentage in the EU

Italy has the second lowest percentage of university graduates in the European Union, Eurostat statistics released on Wednesday showed.

Italy unanimously passes anti-cyberbullying law

Italy unanimously passes anti-cyberbullying law

Parents and campaigners called for stronger legislation after several young Italians killed themselves following serious online abuse.

Italy's top court rules Sikhs can't carry religious knives

Italy's top court rules Sikhs can't carry religious knives

Italy's Court of Cassation ruled on Monday that a Sikh man was not allowed to carry a knife considered sacred by his religion in public.

Italy makes vaccines compulsory for school starters

Italy makes vaccines compulsory for school starters

Italy's cabinet on Friday approved a law making vaccinations compulsory for children starting at state schools.

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Italy's anti-terror committee to hold extraordinary meeting after Manchester attack

Italy's anti-terror committee to hold extraordinary meeting after Manchester attack

Italy's anti-terror committee called an extraordinary meeting following an apparent terrorist attack on a concert in Manchester, England, while politicians from across the country expressed their sorrow for the victims.