Giuseppe di Matteo was aged just 12 when he was kidnapped in an attempt to intimidate his father, a mafia clan member turned justice collaborator.
No more last minute panic about who will take care of your dog if you need to go away.
Dozens of hot air balloons dot the skies over Italy's central Umbria region as enthusiasts gather from around the world for two weeks of friendly competition.
Is it possible to lay the foundation for an international career while still at business school? It is if that business school is ESCP Europe.
Ever wonder where illness or injury abroad may set you back the most? Find out how much expats can expect to pay for various medical procedures in different countries. Hint: prices aren’t all the same.
Every year, the fields of Umbrian village Castelluccio come alive with colour as part of an annual spectacle known as 'La Fiorita' (the flowering or blooming).
While there’s a lot of wisdom to the saying ‘it’s the journey, not the destination’, it’s a safe assumption that most people don’t view the flight itself as the highlight. Which is not to say it shouldn't be.
Several key industry leaders have rallied against a World Health Organization report that calls for governments and national institutions to reduce citizens' salt and sugar intake as a move towards a healthier diet.
June 29th is the feast of St Peter and St Paul, the two patron saints of Rome, and public holiday within the capital. Here's everything you need to know about the celebrations.
Italian might be known as the language of love but - far more importantly - it's also the language of food.
Bologna, the capital of Italy's northern Emilia Romagna region, has three curious nicknames: the red, the fat, and the learned. Contributor Dina Caruso explores the story behind each one.
When you move to Italy, you're bound to make a few mistakes before you settle into la dolce vita. Here are a few to look out for...
The fraud trial of two former executives of Italy's troubled lender Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (BMPS) opened on Tuesday in Milan.
Here are the key moments that culminated in Mesut Özil's bombshell announcement he was retiring from international football after a career including Germany's triumph at the 2014 World Cup.
Yes, but there's a catch.
"At the moment, the atmosphere among the coastguard corps is not the best."
AC Milan's senior executives were at the world's top sports court on Thursday July 19th fighting to overturn a European ban for breaking UEFA's financial fair play rules.
"I want to leave my mark on Juve."
Police are investigating at least three students at a vocational high school in Lucca, Tuscany, after a video of them attempting to intimidate a teacher during a dispute over grades went viral.
Road tests of driverless cars have been given the OK by the Italian parliament, an important step towards the development of autonomous vehicles in the country.
At least 250 carabinieri, Italy's military police, were involved in a series of operations across Italy on the morning of Tuesday July 17th against Rome's powerful Casamonica clan.
Rome has a lot to offer, but if you're looking for variety or just want a break away from the city, there's a treasure trove of towns within easy reach.
Has the maximum lifespan for a human already been reached? Maybe not, according to a study of Italian centenarians published on Thursday June 28th that found that human longevity is slowly increasing.
Italy and Malta appeared to be heading for another spat over migrant arrivals after the Italian interior minister on Friday said he would not allow a ship carrying over 400 people to dock.