Italy Correspondent for The Independent
02 September 2014 06:33 PM
Local councils are already enforcing the plan aimed at protecting the water supply and reducing the threat of soil erosion, but growers claim the administration is 'taking agriculture back to the 1800s'
01 September 2014 05:55 PM
Damage to painting follows mounting concerns over the poor maintenance of country's heritage such as Pompeii and the Colosseum
Italy's Deputy Senate Speaker who compared country's first black minister to an 'orang-utan' claims he is 'cursed' by African spirits after spell of bad luck
28 August 2014 09:00 AM
Roberto Calderoli claims video evidence from the Congo shows Cécile Kyenge’s father - a tribal leader - putting a 'macumba' on him as punishment for the insult
07 August 2014 07:12 PM
The cost so far of the outbreak, in terms of lost trees alone, is £200m, but this figure is set to rise sharply
28 July 2014 07:00 PM
Animal rights activists scream abuse and spectators watch in stunned silence as the injured animals are carted off to be destroyed during the race in Pistoia
24 July 2014 07:11 PM
Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag’s safe arrival in Rome, en-route to the US, is also a diplomatic triumph for Italy – a nation that strongly opposes the death penalty and one that has historic ties with the Horn of Africa.
Pope Francis holds 'very affectionate' meeting with Sudanese apostasy woman Meriam Ibrahim after she arrives in Rome
24 July 2014 01:59 PM
Ms Ibrahim and her family fled Sudan for Italy only this morning
22 July 2014 07:54 PM
A pro-Russian militiaman has said his forces shot down Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, according to a report in an Italian newspaper.
21 July 2014 05:59 PM
Education Minister promises inquiry into ‘discrimination’ by nuns at state-funded school
18 July 2014 03:15 PM
Surprise verdict sees ex-Premier cleared of paying 17-year-old girl for sex
Of course, teenage girls need role models – but not like beauty vlogger Zoella
Support for EU membership 'at highest level since 1991' with most Brits wanting to stay 'in'
Tony Blair 'says Ed Miliband will lose 2015 general election'
Thousands with degenerative conditions classified as 'fit to work in future' – despite no possibility of improvement
Putin: The US is to blame for almost all the world's major conflicts
Attacks on 'Ukip Calypso' show how skewed people’s priorities are
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