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Wednesday 18th September

Two Brits and Italian champion killed in Venice speedboat crash

Two Brits and Italian champion killed in Venice speedboat crash

A powerboat crashed into flood defences late at night as it attempted to break the speed record racing from Monte Carlo to Venice, killing three people and injuring another.

Tuesday 17th September

How safe is living in the Italian countryside?
FOR MEMBERS

How safe is living in the Italian countryside?

How concerned should you be about burglaries out in the Italian countryside? The Local's readers weigh in.

Monday 16th September

Italian word of the day: 'Pronto'

Italian word of the day: 'Pronto'

Get ready to learn a little more about this familiar term.

Sunday 15th September

FOCUS: The perennial problem of Italy's agro-mafia

FOCUS: The perennial problem of Italy's agro-mafia

Thousands of exploited workers who are paid a pittance to work in unacceptable conditions: welcome to the dark side of Italy's world famous agriculture, and the shadowy role of the mafia.

Saturday 14th September

Italian artist's €5 million gold toilet stolen in England

Italian artist's €5 million gold toilet stolen in England

A gang of thieves stole an 18-carat gold toilet by the Italian artist Maurizio Cattelan from an art exhibition at Britain's Blenheim Palace.

Friday 13th September

Italian word of the day: 'Sfegatato'

Italian word of the day: 'Sfegatato'

Have you got the guts for this word?

Thursday 12th September

Hospitals on alert after superbug outbreak in Tuscany

Hospitals on alert after superbug outbreak in Tuscany

Authorities in Tuscany, home to some of Italy's most visited tourist attractions, have stepped up hospital controls after a deadly outbreak of the New Delhi superbug.

Wednesday 11th September

Italian expression of the day: 'Fare il filo'

Italian expression of the day: 'Fare il filo'

You're sure to fall for this flirtatious phrase.