Italy Correspondent for The Independent
24 April 2014 12:00 AM
The Eternal City is bracing itself. Monsignor Liberio Andreatta, head of the Vatican agency for pilgrims, says “this is an event that Rome has never seen in its history – the canonisation of two popes in the presence of two living popes”.
20 April 2014 07:42 PM
Italy’s economic downturn means mobsters have fewer businesses to extort
Giant cruise ships that block the Venice views and threaten foundations are to be banned from passing through city's heart
19 April 2014 05:12 AM
Monstrous cruise ships that ruin the view – and even block out the sun – for people strolling down Venice’s Giudecca Canal, will, from the end of November, no longer pass close to the lagoon city, cruise ship owners have pledged.
17 April 2014 06:42 PM
Annamaria Testa says her compatriots should stop using words like 'flop', 'fashion' and 'baby' when there are better Italian alternatives
17 April 2014 12:00 AM
If you’re visiting or living in Rome and have had your fill of old stuff – ancient, renaissance and baroque - there’s the Maxxi Museum for 21st Century art.
Italy’s new PM Matteo Renzi appoints women to lead major state companies in a bid to consign sexism to the past
15 April 2014 07:01 PM
Mr Renzi declared: ‘We were the bunga-bunga country – but now the women are in charge’
Silvio Berlusconi’s messenger to the Mafia Marcello dell’Utri seized in Beirut after going on the run
13 April 2014 10:38 PM
The man widely believed to have been ex-premier Silvo Berlusconi’s go-between with Cosa Nostra – the Sicilian Mafia – has been seized in Beirut by Interpol agents after appearing to flee Italy days ahead of a Supreme Court ruling in which he may be sentenced to seven years in prison for Mafia association.
04 April 2014 12:00 AM
Supporters of Silvio Berlusconi in Rome hope to entice pensioners to back the beleaguered mogul by offering them a 50 per cent discount on false teeth.
Stolen Gauguin and Bonnard paintings worth over €30m recovered after hanging on factory worker's kitchen wall for 40 years
02 April 2014 04:05 PM
The two original artworks discovered in Italy are valued at £8.8m minimum
01 April 2014 06:10 PM
There has been a surge in murders as 90 or so clans fight turf wars over the 'Ecomafia' business
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
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