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Ryanair makes 'non-binding' offer for Alitalia

Ryanair makes 'non-binding' offer for Alitalia

UPDATED: Ryanair has made a "non-binding offer" for its loss-making Italian rival Alitalia, the Irish no-frills carrier said on Monday.

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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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Italy hits back at neighbours' 'threats' on border security

Italy hits back at neighbours' 'threats' on border security

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni has warned Rome will not accept either "lessons" or "threats" from neighbours on border security amid tension over Europe's migrant crisis.

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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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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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Italy launches nationwide free wifi app

Italy launches nationwide free wifi app

The Italian government has launched an app which will allow residents and tourists to connect to wifi across the country using a single log-in.

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'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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‘Graffiti in Pompeii and Herculaneum give insight into groups marginalized by history books’

‘Graffiti in Pompeii and Herculaneum give insight into groups marginalized by history books’

No site in the world has been continually excavated for so long as Pompeii, the city that lay buried after being destroyed when Mount Vesuvius erupted, until its accidental discovery over 1,700 years later.

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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...

SMEs and startups behind industrial resurgence in southern Italy

SMEs and startups behind industrial resurgence in southern Italy

Southern Italian industry has continued to grow, registering a 0.9 per cent increase in 2016 according to a Confindustria report. Four out of five indicators however remain below pre crisis levels.

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Mixed nationality Norwegians reach record numbers

Mixed nationality Norwegians reach record numbers

More Norwegians have a parent with foreign nationality than ever before, according to figures from Statistics Norway (Statistisk sentralbyrå).

 

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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.

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.

Austria tells Italy to keep migrants off mainland

Austria tells Italy to keep migrants off mainland

Austria's foreign minister Sebastian Kurz called on Italy Thursday to stop migrants from reaching the mainland by halting the ferry services from the islands where they first land.

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.

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.

Rome mayor bans alcohol from streets and piazzas on summer evenings

Rome mayor bans alcohol from streets and piazzas on summer evenings

Stricter regulations over the sale and consumption of alcohol in the Italian capital came into force at the weekend, with notices put up across the city in four languages.

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.