Ten strange things you never knew about Dante

Ten strange things you never knew about Dante

Italy is very proud of Dante Alghieri - so proud, in fact that it declared March 25th its national Dante Day. Who was he and how much do we actually know about him?

Elena Ferrante: Italian author’s next novel to be published in English next year

Elena Ferrante: Italian author’s next novel to be published in English next year

Star Italian author Elena Ferrante has a new novel out in November

Star Italian author Elena Ferrante has a new novel out in November

Travelling back in time: Five of the best old Italian travel books

Travelling back in time: Five of the best old Italian travel books

Italy plans tax breaks to save struggling bookshops

Italy plans tax breaks to save struggling bookshops

If This is A Man, 70 years on: Primo Levi’s book reminds us what it is to be human

If This is A Man, 70 years on: Primo Levi’s book reminds us what it is to be human

How a new wave of children’s books is tackling the migrant crisis

How a new wave of children’s books is tackling the migrant crisis

Hitler’s Mein Kampf a surprise entry in Italian schoolkids’ top books list

Hitler’s Mein Kampf a surprise entry in Italian schoolkids’ top books list

Italian wins Bad Sex in Fiction Award for ‘dancing genitals’

Italian wins Bad Sex in Fiction Award for ‘dancing genitals’

Professor Raptor and Madama Chips: How Harry Potter became Italian

Professor Raptor and Madama Chips: How Harry Potter became Italian

Five must-read novels that will transport you to Italy

Five must-read novels that will transport you to Italy

Italian mourners bid farewell to literary giant Umberto Eco

Italian mourners bid farewell to literary giant Umberto Eco

Best-selling Elena Ferrante novels get TV adaptation

Best-selling Elena Ferrante novels get TV adaptation

Map shows Italian city inspired Tolkien town

Map shows Italian city inspired Tolkien town

Saudi in Italy snub over planned execution

Saudi in Italy snub over planned execution

Venice mayor bans books on homosexuality

Venice mayor bans books on homosexuality

Munich to return €2.5M book trove to Naples

Munich to return €2.5M book trove to Naples

Majority of Italians never read a book

Majority of Italians never read a book

‘Less jail time the more books you read’

‘Less jail time the more books you read’

Outcry over arrest of German ‘book thief’

Outcry over arrest of German ‘book thief’

Italy’s hopes for tourism rise as Dan Brown visits

Italy’s hopes for tourism rise as Dan Brown visits

The best books about Italy in English

The best books about Italy in English