Giuseppe Conte, the lawyer and political newcomer picked to lead a populist government, met the president on Wednesday evening.
Hiking in the Swiss Alps, visiting local chocolate factories, wine-tastings, jazz festivals and car shows are not part of your typical language course. Unless, that is, it’s an Alpadia language course.
When Audrey Fielding first came to Puglia, she was expecting "a barren landscape", based on what she's heard and read. Instead, she found vibrant towns, chatty locals, a rich culture and delicious food that kept her coming back year after year.
From May 1st, disposable plastic picnicware is illegal on Italy's Isole Tremiti.
Naples has its own way of doing things and attempts to postpone modernity, but will charm you if you go with an open mind, says a tour guide who moved there two years ago.
One of the first tasks awaiting any new arrival in Italy is one of the most stressful: finding somewhere to live. Here's some vocabulary to help you out during the house-hunt.
A young Turin-based artist has spent months sculpting a life-size Fiat 500 car out of a 15-tonne block of white Carrara marble in a work he sees as a critique of today's consumerist, throw-away society.
Every language contains certain words or phrases that just can’t be translated into a single English word. And Italian is full of examples.
We don't know about you, but we can't imagine anything better than travelling Italy from top to toe, sampling the culinary delights of each of the places you stop at along the way.
Here's where to find them.
"We view it as important that the Italian government remains on course in pursuing a responsible budget policy."
Switzerland's regular referendums are a key feature of its unique democracy. But how does it all work? We go behind the scenes.
Yes, but there's a catch.
Rome has come out bottom of a new Greenpeace ranking that scored 13 European capitals according to how easy, safe, and sustainable they are to get around.
"There has been a rejection of the old political class due to its poor results."
Six Juventus fans were injured, two seriously, when a truck they were travelling in during the Italian champions' victory parade on Saturday night struck the electric cables of the city's tramway, according to media reports.
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.
Inspiration for travellers - armchair and otherwise.
Rome's buses have a history of spontaneously combusting.
A UK judge has ruled that terminally ill British toddler Alfie Evans will not be allowed to go to Rome for further treatment but can go home, following a court appeal by his family.
Pope Francis announced on Sunday that he will hold a meeting of the Church's top council to appoint 14 new cardinals next month, including from Iraq, Pakistan, Madagascar and Japan.