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