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Weekend Wanderlust: Inside San Marino, Europe’s least-visited country

Weekend Wanderlust: Inside San Marino, Europe’s least-visited country

What to expect when you visit the curious mountaintop capital of this ancient independent city-state, surrounded by Italy.

The French business school helping students craft more meaningful careers

The French business school helping students craft more meaningful careers

Two MBA graduates from EMLYON Business School explain how their studies helped them to land their dream jobs working for international organisations.

 
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Italian word of the day: 'Piuttosto'

Italian word of the day: 'Piuttosto'

We'd rather you remember this rather elegant word.

Not just a pretty place: 10 extraordinary facts about Sweden's dazzling High Coast

Not just a pretty place: 10 extraordinary facts about Sweden's dazzling High Coast

The Swedes know a thing or two about beauty. After all, they live in one of the most captivating countries on the planet. They have the cosmopolitan allure of water-surrounded Stockholm; the vast sweeping beaches of Skåne; the skyscraping white sierras of Lapland and much, much more. Yet, when they were asked in a survey which part of Sweden was most beautiful they chose none of these celebrated places.

 
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How to buy a house in Italy
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How to buy a house in Italy

All the practicalities of making your Italian home-buying dream come true.

What these Stockholm business students learned in Silicon Valley

What these Stockholm business students learned in Silicon Valley

Students on SSE's Executive MBA program jetted out to the prolific tech hub to mingle with and learn from its professional community. Find out what they discovered.

 
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A local's guide to Lake Como

A local's guide to Lake Como

There's more to Como than ritzy villas and celebrities. Head off the beaten path and you'll find a lake for all budgets and all seasons.

The master’s programmes that make you more employable

The master’s programmes that make you more employable

Committing to a master’s degree could feel like delaying the start of your career. That’s not the case at Linköping University (LiU), where the rigorous master’s programmes are designed to prepare students for life after graduation.

 
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Renting in Italy: the crucial vocabulary you need to know

Renting in Italy: the crucial vocabulary you need to know

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.

Italy introduces 20 free museum days per year

Italy introduces 20 free museum days per year

Good news for art lovers: the number of free entrance days at Italy's museums will increase next year from 12 to 20, and museums will introduce €2 tickets for 18-25 year olds.

Italian word of the day: 'Dai'

Italian word of the day: 'Dai'

Come on, you must have heard this versatile word before.

Ten surprising pasta facts in honour of Italy’s favourite food

Ten surprising pasta facts in honour of Italy’s favourite food

Happy World Pasta Day! Tuck in to few things you might not know about Italy's best-loved export.

12 mistakes foreigners make when moving to Italy

12 mistakes foreigners make when moving to Italy

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...

Italy risks EU sanctions by sticking to debt-happy budget

Italy risks EU sanctions by sticking to debt-happy budget

Italy's government defied the European Commission by sticking to its big-spending budget plan, risking financial sanctions in an unprecedented standoff with Brussels.

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Sweden to host UN Yemen talks

Sweden to host UN Yemen talks

The United Nations intends to convene peace talks on Yemen soon after receiving firm assurances from the parties that they will attend negotiations in Sweden, the UN envoy said Friday.

 

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Finding a home in the Italian countryside: a survivors' guide

Finding a home in the Italian countryside: a survivors' guide

Two couple who renovated a sprawling farmhouse outside Rome share the lessons they learned about buying property in rural Italy, the hard way.

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Salvini meets rescued migrants, promises 'welcome' in Italy

Salvini meets rescued migrants, promises 'welcome' in Italy

Italy's Interior Minister met 51 migrants, mostly families or women with children, at a military airport near Rome.

Asbestos, chemicals and rats: Inside Rome's migrant squats

Asbestos, chemicals and rats: Inside Rome's migrant squats

On the outskirts of Rome, some 500 asylum-seekers live in desperate conditions in an old medical factory. They say they'd love to leave, if they had anywhere to go.

Amnesty calls on AC Milan and Juventus to shelve Saudi match

Amnesty calls on AC Milan and Juventus to shelve Saudi match

Amnesty International on Saturday urged football clubs AC Milan and Juventus to shun the Italian Super Cup -- a game Saudi Arabia is set to host in January -- over the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Italian teachers some of the least respected in the world

Italian teachers some of the least respected in the world

Italian teachers say they're "not surprised" by the findings of a global study which showed they were among the least respected in the world.

Mount Etna is sliding towards the sea and now we know why

Mount Etna is sliding towards the sea and now we know why

Each year Mount Etna in Sicily slides a little closer to the sea. Researchers believe the effect is caused by gravity – making it more likely that the volcano could collapse altogether.

Why activists believe Italy's divorce reforms would be terrible for women and children

Why activists believe Italy's divorce reforms would be terrible for women and children

Thousands took part in demonstrations across Italy to protest against proposed divorce law reforms that they believe threaten human rights.

Italy’s most overrated and underrated destinations

Italy’s most overrated and underrated destinations

In a country as often visited as Italy, there are bound to be some tourist traps – as well some hidden gems that get past the guidebooks. Here's a (controversial) list.

Don't drink the tap water: Italian town of Matera reports contaminated water supply

Don't drink the tap water: Italian town of Matera reports contaminated water supply

The historic city of Matera in southern Italy has warned people not to use tap water after high levels of bacteria were detected in the water supply.

Libyan leaders in Italy for fresh attempt to solve security crisis

Libyan leaders in Italy for fresh attempt to solve security crisis

Libya's key political players meet with global leaders in Sicily today in the latest bid to kickstart a long-stalled political process and trigger elections.