Italy Correspondent for The Independent
13 March 2014 12:00 AM
Alessandra Mussolini, the granddaughter of Italy’s Fascist dictator, usually has something to say about everything. This might entail bombarding the Senate with her right-wing opinions or telling journalists how the arrival of a daughter meant that her husband had to leave his job in the police for a cushy number with the state railways.
Disgraced Italian ex-PM Silvio Berlusconi - and friend of Vladimir Putin - asks US ambassador to Rome not to isolate Russia
06 March 2014 05:34 PM
Italy’s disgraced ex-premier Silvio Berlusconi has put on his "elder statesman" hat to advise the US ambassador in Rome on how American should handle the crisis in the Ukraine, is has emerged.
05 March 2014 12:00 AM
Italy is justly proud at having won a coveted Oscar for best foreign film at Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony. But thanks to the hysterical headlines and non-stop TV coverage here, it’s felt more like Victory-in-Europe Day.
Pompeii: A Hollywood blockbuster may attract more tourists but can the crumbling archaeological site withstand them?
02 March 2014 08:40 PM
An increase in visitors could cause irreparable damage to one of the world’s great heritage sites, experts warn
28 February 2014 07:14 PM
The Eternal City is eternally in debt, and has to be bailed out by the government – just as it has done every year since 2008. Can a new mayor and new Italian president change entrenched attitudes?
28 February 2014 12:00 AM
Italy still has major problems dealing with racism in football. So you can imagine how unreconstructed its fans are regarding sexuality.
A triumph of style over substance? Italy’s new PM, Matteo Renzi, pledges €100m in tax cuts and more generous unemployment benefits, but can he can deliver?
25 February 2014 07:24 PM
Mr Renzi also promised the repayment of billions of state arrears owed to private suppliers, but did not clarify how he would fund these plans
23 February 2014 06:59 PM
Charity Auitare i bambini allows Italians to 'adopt' children to make sure they have enough to eat
Leave the gun, take the cannoli... Spain's 'La Mafia' restaurant chain mobbed by diners despite complaints from Italy
19 February 2014 06:24 PM
A popular group of Mafia-themed eateries in Spain has led to protests from its Italian neighbours
17 February 2014 06:16 PM
He will need all of his much-vaunted energy and political skills to stop Italy looking like the basket case of the major Western economies
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Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
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- 2 Paul Scholes: Manchester City were so good against Liverpool I felt like turning the television off
- 3 Notting Hill Carnival: Woman shares selfie after being ‘punched in face for telling man to stop groping her’
- 4 Homer Simpson has taken the ALS ice bucket challenge because of course he has
- 5 Do you realise just how foolish the UK looks?
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