After taking a look at what Italians think of the Brits, The Local has spoken to Brits living in Italy to find out what they really think of their adopted neighbours.
More foreigners are now claiming unemployment benefits in Italy as thousands have lost jobs within the past couple of years.
It might be easier to do business in Italy this year than it was in 2012 but the country still lags behind some of the poorest in the world when it comes to setting up shop, according to a World Bank report released on Tuesday.
The mother of a 14-year-old girl has been arrested along with four others for allegedly profiting from pimping the teen and her friend out in a Rome apartment.
Residents living around Mount Vesuvius, described as a "volcanic ticking timebomb", have complained to the European Court of Human Rights that Italy has failed to come up with an adequate disaster relief plan should the volcano erupt.
A 30-year-old man from Milan was rushed to hospital on Monday night after having his testicles mauled by one of his pet pitbulls, Italian media reported.
Italian police on Tuesday arrested 17 suspected gangsters thanks to information on brutal gang wars that a mafia informant had provided before being murdered.
Two Italians have been sentenced for leading an attack against 10 football fans of the UK Premiership club Tottenham in Rome last November. The incident was described by investigators as a type of "urban warfare".
Armed with laser rangefinders, GPS technology and remote control robots, a group of speleologists is completing the first ever mapping of the aqueducts of ancient Rome on archaeology's "final frontier".
World-famous conductor Daniel Barenboim is to step down as musical director of Milan's La Scala opera house two years early at the start of 2015, the theatre said on Monday.