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Now... On 18 August, Venue Holidays has a week's family camping in France at the La Croix du Vieux Pont site near Paris and Reims. It costs £683 for two adults and up to four children in a mobile home, plus Dover-Calais ferry crossing (venueholidays.co.uk).

Italian police seize suspect ham

Just days after the quality of Italian mozzarella was called into question with the country's biggest producer accused of adulterating his cheese, northern Italy's prosciutto is under the spotlight.

RSA is battered by the sodden summer as its bill for damage reaches £50m

Floods, storm damage and hailstones the size of golf balls have landed RSA, the insurer behind More Than, with a £50m bill.

A million attend Pope's open-air Milan Mass

Pope Benedict XVI has celebrated an open-air Mass for a million followers, capping three days of activities in Milan, Italy, aimed at showing support for the family.

Italy Euro 2012 warm-up match called off due to earthquake

Tonight's Euro 2012 warm-up game between Italy and Luxembourg in Parma has been called off after a 5.8 magnitude earthquake hit the northern region of Emilia Romagna this morning.

Massa is coming under increasing pressure at Ferrari

Worried Massa puts in overtime

Felipe Massa has abandoned plans to return home to Brazil in a bid to improve results and potentially save his Ferrari career.

Lucio Dalla: Celebrated singer and songwriter

The popular Italian singer-songwriter Lucio Dalla died of an apparent heart attack yesterday in Switzerland during a European concert tour. He was 68.

Nilla Pizzi

Nilla Pizzi, who died on 12 March aged 91, was an Italian singer whose voice was deemed too sensual for radio during the rule of Benito Mussolini. During the years before the Second World War, Pizzi was kept away from radio work because her voice was deemed to be too modern, exotic and sensual.

Before The Revolution (15)

Starring: Francesco Barilli, Adriana Asti

How I Lost the War, By Filippo Bologna, trans. Howard Curtis

How I Lost the War is award-winning screenwriter Filippo Bologna's first novel. Set in Tuscany, the book is Bologna's antidote to the sun-drenched terracotta loveliness of the area so familiar to British expats and readers of Under a Tuscan Sun. This Tuscany is not rural and unspoilt. Indeed, his story is about the spoiling of it.

Parma still chasing Borini

Parma president Tommaso Ghirardi has not given up hope of signing Chelsea striker Fabio Borini.

Celtic insist Nakamura not for sale after talk of Bologna bid

Celtic have ruled out selling Shunsuke Nakamura after the Italian side Bologna were linked with a move for the Japanese playmaker.

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