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Rome to increase security after German woman is bound and raped in park

Rome to increase security after German woman is bound and raped in park

Rome's mayor has announced measures from surveillance cameras to reduced taxi fares for women aimed at tackling gendered violence.

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Volunteering abroad ‘really changed my mind’ about the world

Volunteering abroad ‘really changed my mind’ about the world

Want to go on a real adventure and help a disadvantaged community at the same time? You can, and here's how...

 
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Lampedusa's anti-migration mayor says the island is 'collapsing'

Lampedusa's anti-migration mayor says the island is 'collapsing'

The Italian island of Lampedusa became a symbol for the country's welcoming culture towards migrants - but its mayor says the island is now "collapsing".

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The easiest way to drive in style while living abroad -- and back at home

The easiest way to drive in style while living abroad -- and back at home

Moving abroad? Nothing helps you feel at home faster than having a new luxury car to zip around in. And it's easier to get one than you think.

 
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Nine essential Italian phrases for the modern traveller

Nine essential Italian phrases for the modern traveller

Want to learn useful Italian phrases and nail the accent? With Tandem, you can instantly connect with a native speaker and practice for free.

 
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Seven cosy cafes for studying or working in Bologna

Seven cosy cafes for studying or working in Bologna

Bologna is home to Italy's oldest university, where many students will be heading this September ready to experience the culture and - of course - the food that the city has to offer.

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Italian property of the week: A medieval fortress in Emilia Romagna

Italian property of the week: A medieval fortress in Emilia Romagna

Emilia Romagna is known as the foodie capital of Italy, and is also a great place for culture and countryside. This week's Property of the Week is an incredible fortress in the town of Cesena.

'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.

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Mafia love story musical shows a different side to Naples

Mafia love story musical shows a different side to Naples

"It's a film about crime, but it's also a story about a Naples made of feelings, of families, of colours," said actress Claudia Gerini.

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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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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...

ECB fines rescued Italian bank €11.2 million

ECB fines rescued Italian bank €11.2 million

The European Central Bank has fined an Italian bank in the throes of a state rescue for breaking rules on risk and disclosing information, the Frankfurt institution said on Friday.

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The 8 dos and don'ts you need to follow at Oktoberfest

The 8 dos and don'ts you need to follow at Oktoberfest

The world's biggest beer festival attracts people from all over the world, meaning it can be expensive and packed. Luckily, Paul Wheatley has done it many times before and knows how to cut through the crowds.

 

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Property of the week: Apulian pool and home

Property of the week: Apulian pool and home

This home offers the chance to live under half moon ceilings in Apulia, surrounded by thousands of fruit trees.

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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.

Vatican recalls diplomat from US in child porn probe

Vatican recalls diplomat from US in child porn probe

The Vatican has recalled a priest serving as an envoy in Washington and opened a child pornography investigation after US officials asked the church to lift his diplomatic immunity.

Italy, Greece guarded on Juncker's finance minister plan

Italy, Greece guarded on Juncker's finance minister plan

Italian Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni, speaking at a Greek-Italian cooperation summit, said his country had been in favour of such a project for years.

Roma legend Totti returns to club for 'new adventure' as director

Roma legend Totti returns to club for 'new adventure' as director

A whole new challenge awaits former AS Roma legend Francesco Totti as the Serie A club return to the Champions League group stage on Tuesday against Atletico Madrid.

A long history of destructive earthquakes in Italy

A long history of destructive earthquakes in Italy

A 4.0 magnitude earthquake killed at least two people when it struck Ischia on Monday, August 21st. An earthquake on the same spot 134 years earlier killed more than 2,000 people.

Rome announces water rations due to 'extraordinary drought'

Rome announces water rations due to 'extraordinary drought'

Rome's water provider has responded to the continued drought in the capital with new measures that will see a reduction in water pressure at night from September onwards.

Prostitutes' customers in Florence face jail and fines

Prostitutes' customers in Florence face jail and fines

Men caught asking for sex in exchange for money in Florence risk up to three months in jail or a fine of up to €206.

Police find three bodies on Italian side of Mont Blanc

Police find three bodies on Italian side of Mont Blanc

The bodies of three people, suspected to have died several years ago, have been discovered on the Italian side of Europe's highest peak Mont Blanc, local police told AFP Wednesday.

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Exclusive: Libyan smuggler says human trafficking will continue despite Italian deal

Exclusive: Libyan smuggler says human trafficking will continue despite Italian deal

Correspondents for The Local Italy spoke to a people smuggler in southern Libya who said Italy's plans to pay people not to engage in human trafficking are working. But he expects the lull to be temporary.