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Here are the houses you can buy for just €1 in a Sicilian village
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Here are the houses you can buy for just €1 in a Sicilian village

Here's what your euro will get you in the village of Sambuca, where the town hall is selling off vacant properties for a song in a bid to fight depopulation.

ESCP Europe’s hands-on business degree opens international doors

ESCP Europe’s hands-on business degree opens international doors

Business internships are more than just a practical way for business students to gain workplace skills and experience. They’re highly valued by future employers too, as recent graduates of prestigious business school ESCP Europe’s Bachelor in Management (BSc) programme are finding out.

 
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Italy's Salvini hopes France will get rid of 'terrible' Macron

Italy's Salvini hopes France will get rid of 'terrible' Macron

As the French government finds itself in a precarious situation, Italy’s populists continue to stick the boot in.

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'Why Italian law said I had to get my ex's permission to renew my passport'
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'Why Italian law said I had to get my ex's permission to renew my passport'

What does your ex have to do with renewing your Italian passport? More than it should, writes one dual citizen who fell foul of Italy's passport rules for parents.

10 reasons you should visit Malta in 2019

10 reasons you should visit Malta in 2019

Whether you’re interested in history, sports, food, art, doing business or learning something new, the Maltese Islands should be your next port of call – and this is why.

 
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€1 homes offer causes property stampede in Sicilian village

€1 homes offer causes property stampede in Sicilian village

Were you tempted by the recent news that a small town in Sicily is selling off houses for just a euro? If so, you weren’t the only one.

Why 2019 is a great year to live abroad

Why 2019 is a great year to live abroad

Around 50 million people live outside their native countries, enticed by the many benefits of expatriation. Such an upheaval isn’t without its challenges but as we approach 2019, an expat survey* suggests there’s never been a better time to live abroad.

 
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What's wrong with the Italian property market?

What's wrong with the Italian property market?

House prices in Italy are stagnant, while prices across most of Europe are rising. Why is Italy lagging behind?

Florence museum demands Germany return artwork stolen by Nazis

Florence museum demands Germany return artwork stolen by Nazis

The Uffizi Gallery in Florence has appealed to Berlin for help in retrieving a stolen 18th century Dutch painting from a German family.

Italian word of the day: 'Sprezzatura'

Italian word of the day: 'Sprezzatura'

Is it nonchalance, grace, or just trickery? Perhaps a little bit of all three.

'Pizza makes me happy': More than half of Italians say pizza is their favourite food

'Pizza makes me happy': More than half of Italians say pizza is their favourite food

52 percent of people surveyed said pizza was their favourite dish, with 39 percent saying it satisfied them “on an emotional level.”

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...

Italy's iconic Panini football stickers more popular than ever in 2018

Italy's iconic Panini football stickers more popular than ever in 2018

The Italian company making the stickers posted a record one billion euro turnover last year.

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Top-ranking former ETA boss returns to Spain a free man

Top-ranking former ETA boss returns to Spain a free man

The former head of the political wing of Basque separatist group ETA, known as "Antza", has returned to Spain a free man after completing his jail sentence in France, police said Wednesday.

 

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How to buy a house in Italy
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How to buy a house in Italy

All the practicalities of making your Italian home-buying dream come true.

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'Investigate yourself': Mayor of Naples slams ‘policeman’ Salvini

'Investigate yourself': Mayor of Naples slams ‘policeman’ Salvini

Naples Mayor hits out at Interior Minister's fondness for wearing police uniforms and tells him to investigate his own party's misuse of public money.

France summons Italian envoy over Africa 'colonisation' comments

France summons Italian envoy over Africa 'colonisation' comments

Tensions between Rome and Paris are running high after the latest incendiary comments from the Italian government.

Give kids less homework over Christmas, says minister

Give kids less homework over Christmas, says minister

Italy’s Education Minister is asking schools to reduce the amount of homework over the holidays so that children can spend more time with family.

Italy health czar resigns and blames 'anti-science' government

Italy health czar resigns and blames 'anti-science' government

The president of Italy's national health research organisation on Wednesday January 2nd said he had been driven to resign due the "anti-scientific" policies of the country's populist government including efforts to undermine confidence in vital vaccinations.

Italy's democracy ranking plummets due to far-right policies

Italy's democracy ranking plummets due to far-right policies

Civil rights are at risk with "increasing support for 'strongmen' who bypass political institutions," report says.

IN PICTURES: Magical winter landscapes across Italy

IN PICTURES: Magical winter landscapes across Italy

Readers living in Italy shared their magical winter photos from every corner of the country.

From now on in Italy, you're only old after 75

From now on in Italy, you're only old after 75

Only over-75s should be considered 'elderly' in Italy, according to researchers, who say Italian seniors remain active for longer than their counterparts in other countries.

Salvini says Italy will lead populist 'European spring'

Salvini says Italy will lead populist 'European spring'

'The Franco-German axis may be replaced by an Italian-Polish axis,' said Italy's interior minister on a visit to Warsaw.