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An essential guide to Italian coffee culture

An essential guide to Italian coffee culture

Ever drunk your espresso sitting down - or ordered a cappuccino in the afternoon? If you've done either of these in Italy, then you're almost certainly not a native. For the lowdown on Italy's coffee culture, check out our essential guide.

Berlusconi lawmaker proposes gay 'union' law

Berlusconi lawmaker proposes gay 'union' law

A lawmaker from Silvio Berlusconi's People of Freedom party said he was submitting a draft bill on Thursday to recognise same-sex unions, a day after France celebrated its first gay wedding.

The first Italian to walk in space

The first Italian to walk in space

Luca Parmitano landed in space this morning, just over five-and-a-half hours after taking off from Kazakhstan. He's the youngest astronaut to be given a long-duration International Space Station mission and the first Italian to walk in space.