The news of a German bishop spending a whopping €31 million on revamping his home sparked furore last week. He might have sought redemption by flying to Rome for a summons with Pope Francis on Ryanair, but will this spell an end for the other extravagances within the church? The Local explores.
A pensioner has lost his compensation battle for wrongful diagnosis after he claimed a Parkinson's disease drug led him to lose €600,000 through gambling.
Italy saw exports rise by 1.7 percent in August from July as the economy struggles to exit a two-year recession that has caused record unemployment and shut thousands of businesses.
While countries across Europe have been boosting their state coffers with tax collection, Italy has seen revenues fall this year.
As Italy marks 70 years since Rome Jews were rounded up and sent to concentration camps, the country's Senate has put forward a motion to make Holocaust denial a crime.
The owner of a restaurant in Salerno came up with a novel way of alleviating boredom among a group of Russian diners - and ensuring a huge tip - by allowing them to smash up his car with a sledgehammer.
Italy appeared set to send the body of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke to Germany on Wednesday as it commemorated the 70th anniversary of a round-up of Jews from the historic Jewish quarter of Rome.
Italians can seem to do without Facebook and Twitter, but there's one thing they won't abandon, no matter how severe their economic woes: chatting over coffee and aperitivo in Italy's many bars.
Padua has the highest level of ozone pollution in Europe, while other Italian cities also have dangerously high levels, according to a new report by the European Environment Agency (EEA).
Italy's government on Tuesday approved a 2014 budget that will have "less spending, less debt and less tax" to help sustain a gradual economic recovery it hopes will start later this year.