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Italian media and politicians hail Marchionne as Fiat era ends

Italian media and politicians hail Marchionne as Fiat era ends

Italian media and politicians saluted Sergio Marchionne on Sunday, who has stepped down following 14 years heading auto giant Fiat owing to serious health problems believed to be life threatening.

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The smart service saving the day for dog owners living abroad

The smart service saving the day for dog owners living abroad

No more last minute panic about who will take care of your dog if you need to go away.

 
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Italian police recover two stolen paintings attributed to masters Rubens and Renoir

Italian police recover two stolen paintings attributed to masters Rubens and Renoir

The paintings, said to be worth millions, were stolen from two gallery artists by an Israeli con artist posing as a rabbi in Monza, northern Italy, in April 2017.

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The undergraduate programme preparing students for an international business career

The undergraduate programme preparing students for an international business career

Is it possible to lay the foundation for an international career while still at business school? It is if that business school is ESCP Europe.

 
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Make this small Mediterranean capital your next city break

Make this small Mediterranean capital your next city break

Valletta, Malta’s small but mighty capital, still feels like one of the Med’s undiscovered gems. But it won’t stay that way for long. The Local’s commercial editor, Sophie Miskiw, explored this year’s Capital of Culture and can’t wait to go back.

 
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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.

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Eight hacks to turn your next long-haul flight into a holiday

Eight hacks to turn your next long-haul flight into a holiday

While there’s a lot of wisdom to the saying ‘it’s the journey, not the destination’, it’s a safe assumption that most people don’t view the flight itself as the highlight. Which is not to say it shouldn't be.

 
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Italian food industry outraged by WHO report that calls for warning labels on salty foods

Italian food industry outraged by WHO report that calls for warning labels on salty foods

Several key industry leaders have rallied against a World Health Organization report that calls for governments and national institutions to reduce citizens' salt and sugar intake as a move towards a healthier diet.

Breaking down the cost of healthcare in different countries

Breaking down the cost of healthcare in different countries

Ever wonder where illness or injury abroad may set you back the most? Find out how much expats can expect to pay for various medical procedures in different countries. Hint: prices aren’t all the same.

 
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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...

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The words and phrases you need to know to decipher Italian restaurant menus

The words and phrases you need to know to decipher Italian restaurant menus

Italian might be known as the language of love but - far more importantly - it's also the language of food.

The red, the fat, and the learned: The story behind Bologna's curious nicknames

The red, the fat, and the learned: The story behind Bologna's curious nicknames

Bologna, the capital of Italy's northern Emilia Romagna region, has three curious nicknames: the red, the fat, and the learned. Contributor Dina Caruso explores the story behind each one.

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12 signs you’ve cracked the Italian language

12 signs you’ve cracked the Italian language

It's known as the language of love, but many expats and students struggle with the peculiarities of Italian. The good news is that if you relate to most of the items on this list, you're not far off fluency.

Fraud trial of two Italian ex-banking chiefs begins

Fraud trial of two Italian ex-banking chiefs begins

The fraud trial of two former executives of Italy's troubled lender Banca Monte dei Paschi di Siena (BMPS) opened on Tuesday in Milan.

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Germany will take in 50 Syrian White Helmet rescuers

Germany will take in 50 Syrian White Helmet rescuers

Germany is one of three countries that will resettle some of the "hero" first responders threatened by Syrian regime forces.

 

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The life and death of anti-mafia magistrate Paolo Borsellino: Italy commemorates massacre, 26 years on

The life and death of anti-mafia magistrate Paolo Borsellino: Italy commemorates massacre, 26 years on

Question marks remain over the events that led to the murder of the man who has become a symbol for Italy's fight against the mafia.

Catholic aid organization: Italy urgently needs more migrant carers for the elderly

Catholic aid organization: Italy urgently needs more migrant carers for the elderly

The Sant'Egidio community says Italy needs to raise its quotas for migrant carers from outside the EU if it is to meet the needs of the 3.8 million elderly who live alone in Italy.

Italian high schoolers caught on video threatening teacher over grades

Italian high schoolers caught on video threatening teacher over grades

Police are investigating at least three students at a vocational high school in Lucca, Tuscany, after a video of them attempting to intimidate a teacher during a dispute over grades went viral.

Italian parliament gives go-ahead to road tests of driverless cars

Italian parliament gives go-ahead to road tests of driverless cars

Road tests of driverless cars have been given the OK by the Italian parliament, an important step towards the development of autonomous vehicles in the country.

Why a photo of Italy's champion relay team has politicians scrapping

Why a photo of Italy's champion relay team has politicians scrapping

In today's charged climate, a shot of Italy's all-black relay team celebrating their gold medal became an opportunity for political point-scoring.

Ten must-see places within reach of Rome

Ten must-see places within reach of Rome

Rome has a lot to offer, but if you're looking for variety or just want a break away from the city, there's a treasure trove of towns within easy reach.

Italian study of centenarians suggests human lifespan may not yet have peaked

Italian study of centenarians suggests human lifespan may not yet have peaked

Has the maximum lifespan for a human already been reached? Maybe not, according to a study of Italian centenarians published on Thursday June 28th that found that human longevity is slowly increasing.

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New row brewing between Italy and Malta over migrant arrivals

New row brewing between Italy and Malta over migrant arrivals

Italy and Malta appeared to be heading for another spat over migrant arrivals after the Italian interior minister on Friday said he would not allow a ship carrying over 400 people to dock.