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What does it mean to be a 'New Italian'? The question facing a divided Italy

What does it mean to be a 'New Italian'? The question facing a divided Italy

Italy and its parliament are divided over the question of whether children born in the country but of foreign parents should be given automatic citizenship - a vote which is a litmus test for how the country will deal with its changing demographics, an expert tells The Local.

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Kickstart your coding career in tech-savvy Berlin

Kickstart your coding career in tech-savvy Berlin

Who says you need to have a programming background to be a part of Berlin’s booming tech startup scene?

 
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Bush fires stretching capacity of fire department

Bush fires stretching capacity of fire department

More than 50 fires have been registered in the southern province of Salerno alone, specifically in the towns of Agropoli and Cilento. But fires continue to rage across Italy.

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Why you are paying too much to send money abroad

Why you are paying too much to send money abroad

In a globalised world, transferring money abroad doesn't have to be costly and complicated.

 
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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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13 places in Italy that look like they belong in a fairy tale

13 places in Italy that look like they belong in a fairy tale

From crystal clear lakes to postcard-perfect villages, and castles perches on clifftops, Italy has more than its fair share of fairytale travel destinations. We've rounded up 13 of the most magical locations from up and down the country.

'If you want to move to Italy, brace yourself for things not going the way you want'

'If you want to move to Italy, brace yourself for things not going the way you want'

A relocation coach talks to The Local about what to do before making the move to Italy - and which pitfalls to avoid.

Where to get the cheapest (and most extortionate) coffee in Italy

Where to get the cheapest (and most extortionate) coffee in Italy

No matter where you go in Italy, Italians are passionate about their coffee. But some pay a higher price for their passion than others. Find out where to get you bargain macchiato and where to expressly avoid espressi.

Introducing... the ultimate dating app for expats

Introducing... the ultimate dating app for expats

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Ten golden rules for cooking pasta like the Italians, from an artisan pasta maker

Ten golden rules for cooking pasta like the Italians, from an artisan pasta maker

A very good way to lose friends in Italy is to mess with pasta. Fiddling with the tried and trusted Italian methods can also affect the taste of the dish, but many foreigners don't even realise their technique is unorthodox.

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Ten colourful Italian idioms and the strange meanings behind them

Ten colourful Italian idioms and the strange meanings behind them

Idioms - those little stock expressions whose meanings aren't what they first seem - are often the hardest part of learning a new language.

Nine delicious Italian summer delicacies you have to taste

Nine delicious Italian summer delicacies you have to taste

In Italy over the summer months? Make sure you sample these seasonal specialties.

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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...

European regulators under fire over Italian bank bailouts

European regulators under fire over Italian bank bailouts

German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Monday warned that eurozone banking rules required reform, amid criticism that recent rescues of Italian banks failed to heed the lessons of the financial crisis.

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Carry on kissing? Spain's Vuelta cycling race looks for lip service

Carry on kissing? Spain's Vuelta cycling race looks for lip service

Is it sexist or even appropriate for podium girls to carry on kissing the winners of the classic cycling race?

 

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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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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 refused jail release for cancer treatment

Mafia boss refused jail release for cancer treatment

"Toto" Riina, 86, nicknamed "The Beast" because of his cruelty, has been serving a life sentence since 1993. He is thought to have ordered more than 150 murders.

Veneto beach ordered to remove fascist propaganda after police raid

Veneto beach ordered to remove fascist propaganda after police raid

Police officers from Italy's anti-terrorism unit Digos on Sunday raided a self-styled 'fascist beach club' near Venice following a newspaper's exposé.

Italian footballer moves clubs, retires, and comes out of retirement, all within two weeks

Italian footballer moves clubs, retires, and comes out of retirement, all within two weeks

Former Italy international striker Antonio Cassano pulled a remarkable about-turn on Tuesday, backtracking on his decision to retire just hours after breaking the news to his Verona team-mates.

Italian schoolkids make friends easily but suffer high anxiety

Italian schoolkids make friends easily but suffer high anxiety

Italy's schoolchildren get top marks for socializing but suffer from high levels of anxiety, an OECD survey reveals.

Italian MPs vote to regulate celebrities' sponsored selfies

Italian MPs vote to regulate celebrities' sponsored selfies

Italy's Lower House of Parliament on Thursday voted in favour of a bill which would see celebrity selfies regulated by law.

Italy delays vote on citizenship rights for children of migrants

Italy delays vote on citizenship rights for children of migrants

Italy's government has delayed a parliamentary vote on a citizenship rights bill as tensions rise over the number of migrants arriving on the country's shores.

Summer travel: Ten of Italy's most beautiful lakes

Summer travel: Ten of Italy's most beautiful lakes

Stretching from Valle d'Aosta and South Tyrol to Umbria and Lazio, Italy has some of Europe’s most beautiful lakes.

Motorcycling: Biaggi out of intensive care

Motorcycling: Biaggi out of intensive care

Italian motorcycling star Max Biaggi has left intensive care in a Rome hospital two weeks after being admitted following a training accident, he revealed on Twitter.

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Quiet Italy hamlets struggle with migrant 'human warehouses'

Quiet Italy hamlets struggle with migrant 'human warehouses'

Two years with hundreds of asylum seekers packed into overcrowded centres are taking their toll -- on both migrants and villagers.