Explosion and fire rips through Italian port of Ancona overnight

Explosion and fire rips through Italian port of Ancona overnight

Schools and parks have been closed in Ancona after an explosion and large fire in the port early on Wednesday morning. Ben Munster reports from the scene.

PHOTOS: Fire at Turin’s Royal Horse Yard, an Italian Unesco site

PHOTOS: Fire at Turin’s Royal Horse Yard, an Italian Unesco site

UPDATED: Two bus fires bring Rome’s total to 24 this year

UPDATED: Two bus fires bring Rome’s total to 24 this year

Italian students fined €27 million for barbecue that started forest fire

Italian students fined €27 million for barbecue that started forest fire

‘Rise from the ashes’: Italian theatre’s touching message to Notre-Dame

‘Rise from the ashes’: Italian theatre’s touching message to Notre-Dame

Residents evacuated as wildfires take hold near Genoa

Residents evacuated as wildfires take hold near Genoa

Driver sets Italian school bus on fire with 51 children inside

Driver sets Italian school bus on fire with 51 children inside

Rome Ciampino airport departures closed by fire

Rome Ciampino airport departures closed by fire

Fire in Rome: toxic smoke from waste blaze spreading over the city

Fire in Rome: toxic smoke from waste blaze spreading over the city

18-year-old killed in blaze at migrant tent camp

18-year-old killed in blaze at migrant tent camp

Hundreds of Maserati destroyed in Savona port blaze

Hundreds of Maserati destroyed in Savona port blaze

Huge rubbish fire blazes in Milan

Huge rubbish fire blazes in Milan

It could take 15 years to restore Italy’s forests after wildfires

It could take 15 years to restore Italy’s forests after wildfires

Piedmont firefighters struggling as wildfires reach edges of Turin

Piedmont firefighters struggling as wildfires reach edges of Turin

Huge fire breaks out at Italian frozen pizza factory

Huge fire breaks out at Italian frozen pizza factory

Alarm over pollution risk as northern Italian waste depot burns

Alarm over pollution risk as northern Italian waste depot burns

Mussolini’s granddaughter to visit ‘fascist forest’ burned down by wildfire

Mussolini’s granddaughter to visit ‘fascist forest’ burned down by wildfire

Arsonist fireman says he wanted to emulate US TV show

Arsonist fireman says he wanted to emulate US TV show

Italian volunteer firemen accused of starting fires to collect bonuses

Italian volunteer firemen accused of starting fires to collect bonuses

Wildfires are raging in the Mediterranean. What can we learn?

Wildfires are raging in the Mediterranean. What can we learn?

Bush fires stretching capacity of fire department

Bush fires stretching capacity of fire department

Italy wildfires: Homes evacuated in Rome and Naples as police arrest four suspected arsonists

Italy wildfires: Homes evacuated in Rome and Naples as police arrest four suspected arsonists

Lazio region calls for state of emergency over wildfires

Lazio region calls for state of emergency over wildfires

Two reported dead in Italy’s wildfires

Two reported dead in Italy’s wildfires

Mafia expert blames crime groups for Vesuvius fire as Italy sends in the army to tackle blaze

Mafia expert blames crime groups for Vesuvius fire as Italy sends in the army to tackle blaze

1,000 tourists evacuated from Sicily village due to wildfire

1,000 tourists evacuated from Sicily village due to wildfire

Wildfires continue to rage across Italy as police blame arsonists for Vesuvius blaze

Wildfires continue to rage across Italy as police blame arsonists for Vesuvius blaze

IN PICTURES: Fire rages at Italy’s Mount Vesuvius

IN PICTURES: Fire rages at Italy’s Mount Vesuvius

A huge blaze has broken out at Mount Vesuvius

A huge blaze has broken out at Mount Vesuvius

Tourists evacuated as fire rages close to Vesuvius

Tourists evacuated as fire rages close to Vesuvius

Body of Italian Grenfell Tower fire victim identified

Body of Italian Grenfell Tower fire victim identified

Dozens of animals killed, farms destroyed after a weekend of fires in Sicily

Dozens of animals killed, farms destroyed after a weekend of fires in Sicily

Fire under control after smoke clouds visible from Vatican cause panic

Fire under control after smoke clouds visible from Vatican cause panic

Firefighters rescue kittens who survived massive waste depot fire south of Rome

Firefighters rescue kittens who survived massive waste depot fire south of Rome

Smoke clouds visible from Rome after rubbish depot blaze

Smoke clouds visible from Rome after rubbish depot blaze

Two dead after huge blaze at southern Italian migrant camp

Two dead after huge blaze at southern Italian migrant camp

Meet the adorable puppies who survived five days trapped under avalanche rubble

Meet the adorable puppies who survived five days trapped under avalanche rubble

Three Germans killed in Italian Riviera yacht blaze

Three Germans killed in Italian Riviera yacht blaze

Schools closed after dramatic fire at Italian oil refinery

Schools closed after dramatic fire at Italian oil refinery

Man arrested after woman set on fire in Lucca dies

Man arrested after woman set on fire in Lucca dies

Hundreds evacuated in Venice holiday resort blaze

Hundreds evacuated in Venice holiday resort blaze

Milan-bound flight catches fire upon emergency landing

Milan-bound flight catches fire upon emergency landing

Sixty-six children evacuated in Milan summer school blaze

Sixty-six children evacuated in Milan summer school blaze

Fourteen people injured in Turin paints factory explosion

Fourteen people injured in Turin paints factory explosion

La Scala told to rehire dancer who spoke out about anorexia

La Scala told to rehire dancer who spoke out about anorexia

This sex is on fire: Love-cheat Italians leave car in flames

This sex is on fire: Love-cheat Italians leave car in flames

Jobless man burns himself to death in car at Italian market

Jobless man burns himself to death in car at Italian market

Italian man dies in Swiss Alps chalet fire

Italian man dies in Swiss Alps chalet fire

Man sets himself alight by Berlusconi’s house

Man sets himself alight by Berlusconi’s house

Hero cats save elderly Italian woman from fire

Hero cats save elderly Italian woman from fire

Man jumps from Rome embassy amid blaze

Man jumps from Rome embassy amid blaze

Rome fire burns into Alitalia turnaround cash

Rome fire burns into Alitalia turnaround cash

Blaze damages ancient Italian Unesco site

Blaze damages ancient Italian Unesco site

Disruption continues at Rome’s crisis-hit airport

Disruption continues at Rome’s crisis-hit airport

Probe opens into fire near Rome airport

Probe opens into fire near Rome airport

Flights resume at Rome airport after fire

Flights resume at Rome airport after fire

Rome’s blaze-hit T3 set to reopen by end of July

Rome’s blaze-hit T3 set to reopen by end of July

Chaos deepens at Rome’s blaze-hit airport

Chaos deepens at Rome’s blaze-hit airport

Rome airport reduces flights after blaze

Rome airport reduces flights after blaze

Airport chief investigated after Fiumicino fire

Airport chief investigated after Fiumicino fire

Five investigated over Fiumicino airport fire

Five investigated over Fiumicino airport fire

Fire breaks out on ferry off Puglian coast

Fire breaks out on ferry off Puglian coast

More Rome airport chaos as flights scrapped

More Rome airport chaos as flights scrapped

Chaos after fire in Rome airport terminal

Chaos after fire in Rome airport terminal

Homeless man set on fire in Palermo

Homeless man set on fire in Palermo

Mystery over stricken ferry’s audio recordings

Mystery over stricken ferry’s audio recordings

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Body found on board Norman Atlantic ferry

At least 27 likely to have died in ferry fire

At least 27 likely to have died in ferry fire

Chinese managers found guilty over Prato fire

Chinese managers found guilty over Prato fire

Ferry victims ‘may have been attacked by sharks’

Ferry victims ‘may have been attacked by sharks’

Charred ferry searched for dead passengers

Charred ferry searched for dead passengers

Fire tragedy ferry arrives in Brindisi

Fire tragedy ferry arrives in Brindisi

Italian ferry tragedy turns to murder mystery

Italian ferry tragedy turns to murder mystery

Ten dead and 40 missing from blaze-hit ferry

Ten dead and 40 missing from blaze-hit ferry

Italy salutes ferry’s Captain Courageous

Italy salutes ferry’s Captain Courageous

‘I was absolutely terrified’: ferry survivor

‘I was absolutely terrified’: ferry survivor

At least five dead in Italian ferry disaster

At least five dead in Italian ferry disaster

Four bodies recovered in Italian ferry disaster

Four bodies recovered in Italian ferry disaster

Italy opens criminal probe into ferry fire

Italy opens criminal probe into ferry fire

Over 140 still stranded on blaze-hit Italian ferry

Over 140 still stranded on blaze-hit Italian ferry

Hundreds still trapped on burning ferry

Hundreds still trapped on burning ferry

One dead as burning ferry rescue continues

One dead as burning ferry rescue continues

Passengers plead for rescue on burning ferry

Passengers plead for rescue on burning ferry

Fruit seller dies after setting himself on fire

Fruit seller dies after setting himself on fire

Panicked residents flee Italy refinery fire

Panicked residents flee Italy refinery fire

Panic as Vueling plane catches fire in Florence

Panic as Vueling plane catches fire in Florence

Italy denies sending fire-fighting jets to Libya

Italy denies sending fire-fighting jets to Libya

Pensioner sets self alight in care home protest

Pensioner sets self alight in care home protest

Treviso hotel guests evacuated after fire

Treviso hotel guests evacuated after fire

Man sets himself alight in Palermo

Man sets himself alight in Palermo

Man sets self and daughter ablaze

Man sets self and daughter ablaze

Unpaid council worker in self-immolation threat

Unpaid council worker in self-immolation threat

Five arrested over Chinese-run factory fire

Five arrested over Chinese-run factory fire

Italian restaurant owner sets himself on fire

Italian restaurant owner sets himself on fire

Cavalli scorches Milan with ring of fire catwalk

Cavalli scorches Milan with ring of fire catwalk

Italian protesters try to set themselves on fire

Italian protesters try to set themselves on fire

Fire in Rome immigrant housing block kills one

Fire in Rome immigrant housing block kills one

Police bust Chinese illegal immigration ring

Police bust Chinese illegal immigration ring

Police hunt factory owner after fire kills nine

Police hunt factory owner after fire kills nine

Syrian man sets himself on fire in Rome – reports

Syrian man sets himself on fire in Rome – reports

Islanders rushed to help drowning migrants

Islanders rushed to help drowning migrants

‘Irritating’ Rottweiler set on fire

‘Irritating’ Rottweiler set on fire

Father sets himself on fire over custody battle

Father sets himself on fire over custody battle

Families evacuated in Sardinia as wildfires rage

Families evacuated in Sardinia as wildfires rage

Renzi to give DVDs of Italian migrant film to EU leaders

Renzi to give DVDs of Italian migrant film to EU leaders