Local officials describe 'apocalyptic' scene as almost entire towns and villages reduced to rubble
The region is probably the most seismically active in Europe
Mayor of Arquata says: 'It's a disaster. I feel like crying. I've never seen such an apocalyptic scene'
Exploring Italy's South Tyrol region on foot needn’t mean walking - it's time to pick up the pace
The move precedes a large summit in Bratislava and will give European leaders time to discuss post-Brexit life for the EU
Renzi is vulnerable to defeat in the vote on a number of fronts, and he has lately sought to row back from his pledge to resign
An Italian MP argued that vegan diets can cause malnutrition and vitamin deficiencies
Italian minister says country will seek to break an EU cap on government debt
'There is no objection if the person making this choice is an informed adult. A problem arises when children are involved'
'Sometimes the loneliness melts into tears. Sometimes it's like a summer storm. It comes suddenly and overtakes one,' say the Rome police in a statement
Children discovered the cat, which appeared to be lifeless, floating in the sea near Sicily
Bergamo airport temporarily closed after DHL courier jet ploughs through car park
Two tourists can be seen abseiling down the Flavian Amphitheatre's 48m-high walls
Banks are networked both domestically and internationally through inter-bank borrowing and lending and derivative transactions. Problems at one bank can quickly spread, infecting other firms and the financial system
'We're living in a shameful chapter for European history – we can’t even treat people like humans'
'I think we should be developing the model that suits the United Kingdom and the European Union, not adopting necessarily a model that is on the shelf already'