The pair denied knowingly dealing with the mafia, insisting they had thought they were working with "vegetable traders".
Many of Europe’s 33 million international residents have hit something of a jackpot - at least if recent research is anything to go by.
Say goodbye to the hordes of tourists and hello to wine season, stunning colours and regional food festivals.
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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Add some colour to your spoken Italian with these expressions that are less offensive than they sound.
Has this university in southern Sweden found the recipe for innovation?
The British Ambassador's answers to the top Brexit questions asked by UK nationals living in Italy.
Memorize this expression for when learning Italian gets all too frustrating.
From the old to the new, and the beautiful to the quirky... these are the 16 bridges in Italy you should try to cross at least once in your life.
People's habits change in subtle ways when they move abroad, and in food-obsessed Italy the changes are most obvious when it comes to eating and drinking.
An Italian court has blocked the loan of Leonardo da Vinci's famed Vitruvian Man sketch to the Louvre in Paris, ahead of an exibition marking the 500th anniversary of the artist's death.
Here are the key emergency numbers in Italy that hopefully you'll never need to call.
At this time of year in Italy, there's nothing better than the flavours of the forest.
British student Shafiq Abidin recounts a number of targeted incidents which happened in the east of Berlin, changing his perception of the city.
How one American reader navigated the everyday confusion of life in a small Italian town.
A vivid fresco depicting a gladiator standing victorious as his wounded opponent stumbles, gushing blood, has been discovered in the ancient Roman city of Pompeii.
Italy's culture ministry said it had evicted a would-be "gladiator school" for right-wing populists from a 13th-century Italian monastery, in a blow to former Trump advisor Steve Bannon.
A visitor to Venice attacked one of the city's gondoliers after he stopped the tourist from borrowing his boat to take a selfie, according to reports.
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.
'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.