Tens of thousands of people marched in rival far-right and anti-fascist demonstrations across Italy on Saturday, with isolated clashes erupting as tensions threatened to boil over ahead of next weekend's election.
When you’re living in a new country, this can suddenly become a necessity in ways you might not have realised.
Italy has one of the best healthcare systems in the world so if the unexpected does happen you’re in good hands.
Derided as an empty-headed puppet by his opponents, telegenic young gun Luigi Di Maio has been tasked with completing the Five Star Movement's rise from populist insurgency to Italy's party of government.
There's no better time than the start of a new year to help bring about positive change in the world. Find out why scores of young idealists are signing up to change people's lives for the better by volunteering abroad.
Italy may be heading for a late-winter cold snap, but pictures like this remind us why that's not so bad.
Someone in Trentino can typically expect to live three years longer than someone in Campania, a survey of Italy's health reveals.
Italy is a country of romance, even more so onscreen. Whether you're in the mood for gushy romance or something more realistic, there are plenty of Italian movies worth watching which tell tales of love in all its forms. Here are 11 of our top picks.
Italian politics is hard to follow, even for those with a lifetime's experience of the political system and fluency in the language. The Local's guide takes you through the phrases you need to know ahead of the March 4th election.
The Germans are coming – or at least, their cheap groceries are.
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...
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker warned Thursday that financial markets could face turbulence after Italian elections next month, saying Brussels was prepared for a worst-case scenario.
A cross-country skier was killed and three others were injured in an avalanche in the Swiss Alps, police said Sunday.
Yes, but there's a catch.
Italian screen icon Gina Lollobrigida has been honoured with a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame to celebrate a half century as one of the world's most legendary leading ladies. Here's a look at the life of the woman dubbed 'the most beautiful in the world'.
In the run-up to the Italian general election on March 4th, The Local is bringing you a daily round up of who's done what and why in the fast-moving world of Italian politics.
A right-wing coalition shepherded by ex-prime minister Silvio Berlusconi is capitalizing on anti-immigrant feeling in the lead up to Italy's general elections on March 4th.
Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen insisted the new halo on Ferrari's 2018 car would not hinder performance as the Italian stable chases a first Formula One title in a decade.
People across Italy are weighing in on a headteacher’s decision to stop saying prayers and remove Catholic statues at a school in Sicily.
The warning comes ahead of a general election in under two weeks' time.
Going to an Italian carnival is something you simply have to do at least once in your lifetime.
The Sanremo Music Festival kicks off today, but what's all the fuss about?
A doctor in northern Italy says that visiting his elderly patients on horseback creates a more human relationship.
The Vatican said on Saturday it has renewed its anti-paedophile panel as Pope Francis acts to quell the global scandal over the sexual abuse of children by priests.