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Italian nationalists rally to their 'captain' against Brussels

Italian nationalists rally to their 'captain' against Brussels

Thousands of Italians turned out in Milan on Saturday to support their "captain" Matteo Salvini, the far-right leader they see as taking their battle against the European Union to Brussels.

‘If you have an accident, no-one is coming for you’

‘If you have an accident, no-one is coming for you’

Your profession may take you to risky destinations but it’s your job to make sure you’re protected.

 
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The little-known tax rule that's got the super rich flocking to Italy

The little-known tax rule that's got the super rich flocking to Italy

Wealthy non-Italians are moving to Italy in droves after the country introduced a flat tax on even the biggest of overseas fortunes.

As easy as ABC: Tips for a child-friendly move abroad

As easy as ABC: Tips for a child-friendly move abroad

Starting a new life abroad is daunting at any age. And for children, who might not have a say in the big move, there is lots of excitement and anxiety about the new place they will soon call home.

 
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The real cost of buying a house in Italy as a foreigner
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The real cost of buying a house in Italy as a foreigner

How much does buying a home in Italy really cost? Here's our expert guide to the fees, taxes and charges involved.

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European elections: Who can I vote for in Italy and what are the big issues?

European elections: Who can I vote for in Italy and what are the big issues?

The European election campaign is hotting up in Italy – but who should you vote for, and why are these elections so important?

Tell us: How can you avoid being ripped off when visiting Italy?

Tell us: How can you avoid being ripped off when visiting Italy?

Have you ever been ripped off in Italy? If so, you're not alone. Help us advise other readers how to avoid common tourist scams.

Parmesan and prosciutto wars: Why Italy doesn't want nutrition labels on its traditional foods

Parmesan and prosciutto wars: Why Italy doesn't want nutrition labels on its traditional foods

The Italian government opposes plans to add nutrition information to the front of food packaging over fears it could put consumers off its typical specialities.

Weekend Wanderlust: How to spend the perfect 24 hours in Bologna

Weekend Wanderlust: How to spend the perfect 24 hours in Bologna

You could spend weeks in beautiful Bologna without getting bored. But if you've only got one or two days, here's how to make the most of it - even if it's raining.

There's more to Easter than eggs: Italy's delicious alternatives to Easter chocolate

There's more to Easter than eggs: Italy's delicious alternatives to Easter chocolate

In many countries, Easter means chocolate. But Italy has an tantalising range of other sweet treats to try this time of year.

Gestures and insults: how to argue exactly like an Italian

Gestures and insults: how to argue exactly like an Italian

The language of love it may be, but the passion we associate with Italian also makes for its fair share of arguments.

 Italy's public debt to hit record high in 2019: EU

Italy's public debt to hit record high in 2019: EU

The European Commission cut its eurozone growth forecast for 2019 on Tuesday, with overspending by populist-run Italy a major concern.

Swiss vote to tighten gun laws, safeguard EU relations

Swiss vote to tighten gun laws, safeguard EU relations

The Swiss voted Sunday to toughen their gun laws and bring them in line with EU legislation, heeding warnings that rejecting the change could have threatened relations with the bloc.

 

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The best renovation properties you can buy in Italy for less than €50K
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The best renovation properties you can buy in Italy for less than €50K

If you’ve always dreamed of owning your own home in Italy, we’ve got good news for you.

Anger in Italy after firefighers 'forced' to remove Salvini protest banner

Anger in Italy after firefighers 'forced' to remove Salvini protest banner

Italian police and firefighters have been ordered to prevent peaceful protest as Salvini tours Italy.

Facebook shuts down more than 20 'fake news' pages in Italy

Facebook shuts down more than 20 'fake news' pages in Italy

Facebook has shut down multiple Italian pages spreading misinformation, hate speech and political propaganda in the run-up to the European elections.

Fans pay tribute to Grand Prix legend Senna at Imola racetrack

Fans pay tribute to Grand Prix legend Senna at Imola racetrack

Thousands travelled to the Italian circuit on Wednesday to pay tribute on the anniversary of the crash that killed Brazilian F1 legend Ayrton Senna.

No vaccine, no school: unvaccinated Italian children will be sent home

No vaccine, no school: unvaccinated Italian children will be sent home

Italian parents have been warned not to send their children to school unless they've been properly vaccinated in the latest government u-turn.

Naples mayor blames hit TV show Gomorrah for rise in violent crime

Naples mayor blames hit TV show Gomorrah for rise in violent crime

The TV series about the Neapolitan mafia is a "bad example" that's to blame for a rise in violent crime, the mayor said.

The stunning movie scene locations you simply have to visit in Italy

The stunning movie scene locations you simply have to visit in Italy

Over the years, Italy's cities, mountains, and countryside have formed the backdrop to some of the best films in cinematic history.

What can Italy teach the rest of the world about health?

What can Italy teach the rest of the world about health?

Italy's healthcare system isn't perfect, but the people who live here are some of the healthiest in the world. Here's what other countries could try to become as healthy as Italians.

'No cure' for deadly disease ravaging Italy's olive trees

'No cure' for deadly disease ravaging Italy's olive trees

There is still no known cure for the olive-tree-killing Xylella bacteria, and experts warn that plants and crops throughout Europe are at risk.