A vivid fresco depicting a gladiator standing victorious as his wounded opponent stumbles, gushing blood, has been discovered in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii.
Has this university in southern Sweden found the recipe for innovation?
At this time of year in Italy, there's nothing better than the flavours of the forest.
Many of Europe’s 33 million international residents have hit something of a jackpot - at least if recent research is anything to go by.
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Fancy snapping up a villa in Florence or a palazzo in Piacenza? Or something a bit more unusual? Here's what the Italian government is putting up for sale.
Moving overseas changes you in many ways but perhaps most surprising is the way it affects your relationship with your home country.
After the British government this week urged UK nationals resident in Italy to "check their access" to healthcare, we look at what that actually means.
Hold on a minute. Aren't you using this word yet?
From the old to the new, and the beautiful to the quirky... these are the 16 bridges in Italy you should try to cross at least once in your life.
Where do you begin your search for the perfect Italian town to call home? By talking to those who've already made the move, of course.
The opera world paid tribute over the weekend to Italian tenor Marcello Giordani, who died of a heart attack at his home in Sicily.
Here are the key emergency numbers in Italy that hopefully you'll never need to call.
Try this quick and easy recipe from southern Italy for a healthy side dish or tasty pasta sauce.
Thousands of people opposed to Catalan independence marched in the region's capital Saturday, Spain's national day, with the verdict in the trial of leading Catalan separatists expected early next week.
How concerned should you be about burglaries out in the Italian countryside? The Local's readers weigh in.
Italy's parliament on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to approve slashing the number of lawmakers in new constitutional reforms.
Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said he would ask the European Commission to give Italy's poorer south special status to help boost employment and tackle organized crime.
Autumn might be slower to come to Italy than to cooler climes, but when it does get here it's beautiful.
An innovative hydroponics farm in Tuscany is producing vegetables that don't rely on low-paid labour, use less water, don't need pesticides and – it's claimed – taste better too.
'We have to identify those responsible and throw them out of the stadiums,' said FIFA president Gianni Infantino after yet another incident of racist chanting at a Serie A match.