This week's deluge proved too much even for one famous Venice bookstore which had resigned itself to constant flooding, keeping its books inside bathtubs and boats.
Tourists and locals in Venice are in shock at flood damage caused to one of the city's most famous sites.
After a recent spate of high-profile hate crimes in Italy, a poll has revealed a growing number of Italians think such attacks may be acceptable.
A town in Sardinia is considering selling entry tickets to the famed La Pelosa beach as a way to limit visitor numbers and raise funds.
Workers at the Taranto steelmill faced an uncertain future on Friday as global giant ArcelorMittal decides if it will walk away from Europe's biggest integrated plant.
An increasing number of properties being used as short-term tourist rentals is thought to be behind rising rent prices.
Two Celtic fans have been stabbed in Rome ahead of their team's Europa League fixture with Lazio, the Scottish team said