Raffaele Cantone's remarks have once again set the nation to debating which city is its defacto capital
Director of Italy's farming association says 'false alarms are putting 180,000 jobs at risk'
'This is the site we’d been looking for, the real evidence of a major Roman settlement here in this period'
Survival of pine forest ecosystems threatened by 'unsustainable' nut harvests in many regions
Reports claim the Vatican was at odds with Ignazio Marino over his outspoken support of gay marriage and his failure to prepare the city adequately for the papal jubilee year
Italian political pundits have noted however that the veteran leftist is known for his diligence, honesty and good manners
Christian Perenzoni wants justice for Maria Bertoletti Toldini who was convicted on the flimsiest of evidence before having her head cut off and her remains burnt
Loreta Casamonica and around 300 friends dined on truffles and drank Dom Perignon champagne before she declined to pay her full bill and revellers made off with the cutlery provided
Experts say fugitive mob millionaires choose to live like prisoners rather than seek a more comfortable existence elsewhere in order to evade capture while maintaining control over their criminal operations
Supporters of €9bn project say it would boost southern Italy’s economy, but opponents fear high risk of tremors and involvement of organised crime
Prosecutor hails investigation as 'the most important of the past 10 years'
Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst: Germany's 'Bishop of Bling' in new scandal over penthouse flat in Rome
The Church has already come under fire for creating a high-profile post for the disgraced churchman
Up to 50 corpses were discovered in a lorry parked at the side of the road
Investigation reveals just how Italy’s capital is controlled by organised crime. Michael Day reports
Centres to distinguish between them must be built this year, says Merkel
Save the Children found women and girls are being forced to pay up to €250 (£184) to work in the streets of the largest cities