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Ten ways to get your tongue tied in Italian

Ten ways to get your tongue tied in Italian

Test your Italian pronunciation with these tongue twisters.

The unexpected side effect of moving abroad

The unexpected side effect of moving abroad

Moving overseas changes you in many ways but perhaps most surprising is the way it affects your relationship with your home country.

 
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Italy's 'tourist tax': What is it and who has to pay?
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Italy's 'tourist tax': What is it and who has to pay?

Ever turned up at an Italian hotel and been asked to pay a charge you never knew about? Those unexpected extra euros might just be Italy's tourist tax.

Can Sweden’s world-famous innovation mindset be taught?

Can Sweden’s world-famous innovation mindset be taught?

Has this university in southern Sweden found the recipe for innovation?

 
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How not to buy a house in Italy: the top mistakes to avoid
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How not to buy a house in Italy: the top mistakes to avoid

So you've found your dream home in Italy and you're ready to make an offer? Here are a few pointers on what you definitely shouldn't do next.

What’s the reality of expat life in Europe today?

What’s the reality of expat life in Europe today?

Many of Europe’s 33 million international residents have hit something of a jackpot - at least if recent research is anything to go by.

 
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REMINDER: What the Brexit deal means for Brits in Italy

REMINDER: What the Brexit deal means for Brits in Italy

As a deal has just been reached between Brussels and London, here's a reminder of what it all means for Brits living in Italy.

Italian expression of the day: 'Che bello'

Italian expression of the day: 'Che bello'

You'll find plenty of opportunites to use this exclamation in Italy.

Eight of the best destinations for an autumn break in Italy

Eight of the best destinations for an autumn break in Italy

Autumn in Italy means good food, great wine, and gorgeous colours. But where are the best spots to visit during the cooler months? Here are eight great destinations for an autumn getaway.

Readers' views: Is Italy really one of the worst countries to move to?

Readers' views: Is Italy really one of the worst countries to move to?

Italy came close to last in a recent survey of expat life around the world. Is life as a foreigner here really all that bad? We asked our readers what you thought.

Italy can loan Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man to France, Italian court rules

Italy can loan Da Vinci's Vitruvian Man to France, Italian court rules

An Italian court rejected a last-minute bid to halt the loan of Leonardo Da Vinci's iconic Vitruvian Man drawing to France's Louvre museum, ending a bitter cultural row.

Emergency in Italy: Who to call and what to say

Emergency in Italy: Who to call and what to say

Here are the key emergency numbers in Italy that hopefully you'll never need to call.

How to make Tuscan mushroom soup, a delicacy from Maremma

How to make Tuscan mushroom soup, a delicacy from Maremma

At this time of year in Italy, there's nothing better than the flavours of the forest.

Frenchwoman on trial for killing and dismembering her workplace rival

Frenchwoman on trial for killing and dismembering her workplace rival

A French woman went on trial on Monday charged with killing a work rival, chopping up the corpse and dumping the body parts in a canal.

 

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Italian problems: Figuring out the post office (and how to get through the door)

Italian problems: Figuring out the post office (and how to get through the door)

How one American reader navigated the everyday confusion of life in a small Italian town.

Dozens injured as Rome bus crashes into tree

Dozens injured as Rome bus crashes into tree

Several passengers were injured, nine seriously, when a public bus hit a tree in Rome at rush hour on Wednesday.

Italy votes to cut number of MPs and senators by more than a third

Italy votes to cut number of MPs and senators by more than a third

Italy's parliament on Tuesday voted overwhelmingly to approve slashing the number of lawmakers in new constitutional reforms.

Six delightful day trips within easy reach of Milan

Six delightful day trips within easy reach of Milan

If you need a break from Italy's bustling commercial capital, venture out into the rest of the region to discover a wealth of unique destinations.

How an Italian farmer found a better way to grow tomatoes – without soil

How an Italian farmer found a better way to grow tomatoes – without soil

An innovative hydroponics farm in Tuscany is producing vegetables that don't rely on low-paid labour, use less water, don't need pesticides and – it's claimed – taste better too.

FIFA chief urges Italy to crack down on racism in football after abuse halts match

FIFA chief urges Italy to crack down on racism in football after abuse halts match

'We have to identify those responsible and throw them out of the stadiums,' said FIFA president Gianni Infantino after yet another incident of racist chanting at a Serie A match.