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Top ten bargain properties in Italy

Top ten bargain properties in Italy

Property prices in Italy fell by almost 12 percent in 2012, triggering a rise in foreign investment as buyers take advantage of a market where locals are struggling to get on the property ladder. With the help of estate agents, The Local has drawn up a list of where the bargain properties are to be found.

Italy's inflation slows less than expected

Italy's inflation slows less than expected

Italian inflation slowed in October but less than analysts had expected, official data showed on Tuesday, amid concern that weak growth in Europe could cause a deflationary spiral.

Sex sold in 14 percent of Italian schools - survey

Sex sold in 14 percent of Italian schools - survey

Students are prostituting themselves to classmates in 14.4 percent of Italian high schools, a new survey has found.

Actress fined for La Dolce Vita fountain stunt

Actress fined for La Dolce Vita fountain stunt

Italian actress Valeria Marini has been fined €160 for stepping into Rome's Trevi Fountain in a bid to mimic a scene from Federico Fellini's 1960s classic, La Dolce Vita.

Anarchists jailed for shooting Ansaldo CEO

Anarchists jailed for shooting Ansaldo CEO

Two men have been sentenced to prison by a Genoa court for kneecapping the chief executive of Ansaldo Nucleare, the nuclear subsidiary of the Italian aerospace and defence giant Finmeccanica.

American jailed in Italy for wife's 'mercy' killing

American jailed in Italy for wife's 'mercy' killing

An American man has been sentenced to 10 years in prison for stabbing his wife in Alessandria, north-west Italy, in what he described as euthanasia to end her suffering.

'Italians are not lazy'

'Italians are not lazy'

Are Italians lazier than their northern neighbours? The Local speaks to Barbara Serra, an Italian who grew up in Scandinavia, about her book exploring misconceptions and modernization in the Italian job market.

Italian woman leaves €40m to the church

Italian woman leaves €40m to the church

An Italian woman who died in August has left her entire fortune, worth an estimated €40m, to the church of the Venice Patriarchate.

Villa that inspired Pinocchio for sale in Italy

Villa that inspired Pinocchio for sale in Italy

A villa near Florence that inspired the author of Pinocchio is on the market for €10.5m - a world away from the humble workshop where the marionette is born in the book.