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May 24, 2024 at 7:10 AM

Work on new Rome subway line under the Colosseum and Forum enters crucial phase

A long-delayed and complex project to bring a subway line under ancient Roman ruins and through Rome’s historic center has entered a crucial phase
May 24, 2024 at 7:10 AM
A view of the construction site of the new 25.5-kilometer Metro C subway main hub in Piazza Venezia in central Rome, Thursday, May 23, 2024. During a tour Thursday of the construction site at Piazza Venezia, chief engineer Andrea Sciotti said works on the nearly 3 billion euro project, considered one of the most complicated in the world, were running at pace to be completed by 2034. In the background the Unknown Soldier monument. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
May 10, 2024 at 4:17 PM

Mock coffins fill a square in Milan in a protest over workplace safety in Italy

Mock coffins have filled one of Milan’s most famous squares in a protest organized by Italy’s second-largest union to raise awareness over workplace deaths
May 10, 2024 at 4:17 PM
La Scala theatre square is filled with 172 coffins, as many as the number of deaths at work that Lombardy recorded in 2023, during a flash mob organised by UIL trade union organization, in Milan, Italy, Friday, May 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
1 month ago

Venice now charging visitors entrance fee to combat overtourism

About 40,000 people visit Venice every day, nearly double the city's population. Local authorities implemented a new system of charging day trippers to cut down on the number of tourists.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Venice becomes 1st and only city to charge visitors an entrance fee
1 month ago

Venice implements visitor entry fees: What to know about the new system

A new day tripper entry fee has rolled out in Venice, Italy, to help protect the UNESCO World Heritage Site.
1 month ago
Tourists on Rialto Bridge in Venice, Italy, March 15, 2024.
1 month ago

Restaurant in Italy offers wine if diners go without phone

Al Condominio, in Verona, offers the wine to customers who turn over their phones to avoid distractions during their meals.
1 month ago
VIDEO: Restaurant in Italy offers wine if diners go without phone
2 months ago

Ski lifts violently shake in powerful winds at Italian ski resort

Two experienced skiers were caught on camera violently swinging around in a chair lift amid reportedly 70 mph winds at an Italian ski resort on Thursday.
2 months ago
VIDEO: Ski lifts violently shake in powerful winds at Italian ski resort
3 months ago

Pope taken to Gemelli hospital for tests

Pope Francis gave a general audience at the Vatican on Wednesday.
3 months ago
Pope Francis smiles to a young member of a choir on the day of the weekly general audience, in Paul VI hall at the Vatican, Feb. 28, 2024.
3 months ago

Sharon Stone, Uma Thurman and more hit Milan Fashion Week

Sharon Stone, Uma Thurman and more stars attended the Tom Ford show on Thursday during Milan Fashion Week.
3 months ago
Sharon Stone arrives at the Tom Ford fashion show during the Milan Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2024-2025, Feb. 22, 2024, in Milan.
5 months ago

Italian woman's death, allegedly at the hands of ex, sparks outcry against femicide

Giulia Cecchettin's killing allegedly by her former boyfriend is another case in the growing trends of femicide, experts say.
5 months ago
A woman shows a photo of Giulia Cecchettin, allegedly murdered by her ex-boyfriend, on the occasion of International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, in Milan, Nov. 25, 2023.
5 months ago

Killing of young woman sparks outrage and protests across Italy

ABC News' Maggie Rulli reports on the story of Giulia Cecchettin, a 22-year-old student who was allegedly killed by her ex-boyfriend, pushing Italy to confront the issue of violence against women.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Killing of young woman sparks outrage and protests across Italy
6 months ago

Thousands rally in Italy over violence against women after killing of 22-year-old

Saturday marked International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women.
6 months ago
8 months ago

21 dead, including 2 babies, after bus falls off overpass near Venice, Italy

A bus crash in Mestre, a suburb near Venice, and on Italy's mainland, left 21 dead and 18 injured.
8 months ago
Emergency crew members work at the scene after a bus accident near Venice on Oct. 3, 2023 in Mestre, Italy.
8 months ago

21 dead, 18 injured after bus falls off overpass near Venice, Italy

The tragic bus crash occurred in Mestre, a suburb of Venice.
8 months ago
The tragic bus crash occurred in Mestre, a suburb of Venice.
8 months ago

Former Italian President Giorgio Napolitano dies at 98

The former president was the longest-serving and longest-lived president in the history of the modern Italian Republic.
8 months ago
In this Jan. 16, 2015 file photo The politician and former President of Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano leaves his house in Rome.
9 months ago

Woman walks across Trevi Fountain to fill water bottle

A woman stunned onlookers as she walked across the Trevi Fountain and used one of Rome’s most iconic tourist attractions to fill up her water bottle.
9 months ago
VIDEO: Woman walks across Trevi Fountain to fill water bottle
10 months ago

American publishing executive killed in speedboat crash in Italy

Adrienne Vaughan, President of Bloomsbury Publishing, died after the boat she was on slammed into a sailboat on the Amalfi coast.
10 months ago
VIDEO: American publishing executive killed in speedboat crash in Italy
10 months ago

US publishing president killed in Italy

Bloomsbury USA president Adrienne Vaughn was sunbathing on a rented motorboat with her family when it slammed into a sailboat, according to authorities.
10 months ago
VIDEO: US publishing president killed in Italy
10 months ago

Italian authorities question skipper involved in crash killing US tourist

The Italian skipper is facing manslaughter charges after a boating incident killed U.S. publisher Adrienne Vaughan.
10 months ago
VIDEO: Italian authorities question skipper involved in crash killing US tourist
1 year ago

Mystery behind bright green water in Venice Canal solved, officials say

The waters' transformation to a fluorescent shade of green puzzled onlookers.
1 year ago
The waters' transformation to a fluorescent shade of green puzzled onlookers.
1 year ago

This is why water in the Venice Canal turned bright green, officials say

Environmental officials in Italy have solved the mystery of what turned the waterways in the historic Venice Canal a bright shade of green.
1 year ago
A gondola navigates along Venice's historical Grand Canal as a patch of phosphorescent green liquid spreads in it, May 28, 2023, in Venice, Italy.
1 year ago

At least 5 dead after heavy rain in Northern Italy burst riverbanks, flood towns

Plus, the United Nations called for $3 billion in aid for Sudan, and Mexico City’s subway system was temporarily halted due to a chicken on the loose.
1 year ago
VIDEO: At least 5 dead after heavy rain in Northern Italy burst riverbanks, flood towns
1 year ago

Italy’s government convenes talks amid skyrocketing pasta prices

Pasta Prices have risen to over twice the price the rate of Italy’s overall inflation
1 year ago
A worker at the Italian pasta maker De Cecco's factory prepares pasta in Fara San Martino, Italy, November 29, 2021.
1 year ago

Pasta prices hit by inflation spike in Italy

Italy called a crisis committee to address the soaring prices of pasta due to inflation, which are up on average 17.5% year over year.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Pasta prices hit by inflation spike in Italy
1 year ago

Van explodes in Milan, injuring 1 person

A fire initially broke out in the vehicle before it exploded, according to Reuters.
1 year ago
A fire initially broke out in the vehicle before it exploded, according to Reuters.
1 year ago

Van explodes in central Milan, causing fire

Police say the cause of the blast is not yet clear.
1 year ago
VIDEO: Van explodes in central Milan, causing fire
1 year ago

Italy’s cabinet passes bill to fine monument vandals

Fines of up to 60,000 euros could be levied for anyone who damages monuments and other cultural sites.
1 year ago
Fines of up to 60,000 euros could be levied for anyone who damages monuments and other cultural sites.
1 year ago

Italy plans hefty fines for vandalism to monuments, cultural sites

Italy’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved a bill to fine vandals who damage monuments or other cultural sites up to 60,000 euros ($65,559).
1 year ago
Some environmentalists smear Palazzo Madama, seat of the Senate of the Italian Republic, with red spray paint in Roma, Italy January 2, 2023.
1 year ago

'They're all dead': Horror stories emerge from migrant smuggling boat crash

At least 62 migrants were killed and more than 81 were rescued Sunday when the wooden smuggling boat they were aboard crashed in southern Italy.
1 year ago
Members of the Guardia di Finanza stand next to floral tributes laid at the fence of PalaMilone sports hall, where victims of a deadly migrant shipwreck are being held, in Crotone, Italy, Feb. 27, 2023.
1 year ago

No energy worries for Italy's 'harmonious walnut tribe'

Amid worries of a European energy crisis, this man lives happily off the grid.
1 year ago
Fabrizio Cardinali, 72, carries an oil container from his house in the woods of the small town of Cupramontana, Ancona, Marche, Italy, Dec. 12, 2022.
1 year ago

Life off the grid in rural Italy

Fabrizio Cardinali has chosen to live without electricity, gas and indoor plumbing for more than 50 years.
1 year ago
Fabrizio Cardinali has chosen to live without electricity, gas and indoor plumbing  for more than 50 years.
2 years ago

Giorgia Meloni's rise to power raises fears in migrant communities

There are about 5 million foreign-born residents in Italy.
2 years ago
Brothers of Italy's leader Giorgia Meloni shows a placard reading in Italian "Thank you Italy" at her party's electoral headquarters, Sept. 26, 2022, in Rome.
2 years ago

Meloni may become Italy's first female PM

Giorgia Meloni could become the first female prime minister in the history of Italy as Italians head to the polls.
2 years ago
Giorgia Meloni, heads the Brothers of Italy political party, and the president of the European Conservatives and Reformists Party, holds a speech of conclusion during the electoral campaign in Bagnoli, Italy, Sept. 23, 2022.
2 years ago

Italy elects 1st female prime minister

Voters in Italy elected Giorgia Meloni, the leader of a far-right political party whose roots date back to post-World War II neo-fascists.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Italy elects 1st female prime minister
2 years ago

Roman Catholic cardinals from around the world meet in Rome

Cardinals who are under the age of 80 can vote to elect the next pope when time comes, and Pope Francis has now appointed more than 60% of those electors.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Roman Catholic cardinals from around the world meet in Rome
2 years ago

US service member arrested in Italy for alleged fatal drunk driving crash

A 20-year-old American service member was arrested for allegedly driving under the influence and killing a 15-year-old boy on a cycle path.
2 years ago
VIDEO: US service member arrested in Italy for alleged fatal drunk driving crash
2 years ago

Superyacht sinks off the coast of Italy

Italy's Coast Guard shared this video of a 131-foot superyacht that sank about 9 miles off the coast of Catanzaro.
2 years ago
VIDEO: Superyacht sinks off the coast of Italy
3 years ago

White truffle sells for 103,000 euros at castle in Italy

A white truffle weighing 830 grams sold for 103,000 euros at auction to an Italian chef who runs a restaurant in Hong Kong.
3 years ago
A white truffle weighing 830 grams sold for 103,000 euros at auction to an Italian chef who runs a restaurant in Hong Kong.
3 years ago

St. Mark's Square flooded in Venice

Tourists and residents used walkways to cross St. Mark's Square, which was flooded in a period of seasonal high water.
3 years ago
Tourists and residents used walkways to cross St. Mark's Square, which was flooded in a period of seasonal high water.
3 years ago

Buses destroyed by flames in Rome

Italian firefighters battled the flames after a blaze destroyed almost 30 public transport buses at a depot in Rome.
3 years ago
Italian firefighters battled the flames after a blaze destroyed almost 30 public transport buses at a depot in Rome.
3 years ago

Lake Como hit by landslide and flooding

Some of the region’s famous winding roads are unpassable due to debris from a recent landslide and flooding
3 years ago
Some of the region’s famous winding roads are unpassable due to debris from a recent landslide and flooding
3 years ago

Hordes of wild boars invade Rome

Romans say they’re being harassed by wild boars that have recently come in search of food.
3 years ago
Romans say they’re being harassed by wild boars that have recently come in search of food.
3 years ago

High waters flood Venice’s St. Mark’s Square

Restaurants are flooded in the area surrounding St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy.
3 years ago
Restaurants are flooded in the area surrounding St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy.
3 years ago

Italy wildfires seen in aerial footage

Officials in Italy battled wildfires that raged across the country, including in the Dannunziana forest near Pescara, where at least 100 people were evacuated.
3 years ago
Officials in Italy battled wildfires that raged across the country, including in the Dannunziana forest near Pescara, where at least 100 people were evacuated.
3 years ago

High tide in Venice creates water pools

High tide caused water pools in Venice's St. Mark's Square, as visitors took the chance to experience the "acqua alta," or "high water," phenomenon.
3 years ago
High tide caused water pools in Venice's St. Mark's Square, as visitors took the chance to experience the "acqua alta," or "high water," phenomenon.
3 years ago

Italian royals in exile spar over line of succession for abolished monarchy

ABC News’ Ines de la Cuetara speaks with the teenage heir to the exiled Italian royal family, which is divided over whether the first female in a thousand years can lead the now-defunct monarchy.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Italian royals in exile spar over line of succession for abolished monarchy
3 years ago

Protests in Venice as cruise ships return

Hundreds of demonstrators waved “No Big Boats” flags as the first cruise ship since the pandemic made its way through the heart of Venice.
3 years ago
Hundreds of demonstrators waved “No Big Boats” flags as the first cruise ship since the pandemic made its way through the heart of Venice.
3 years ago

New high-tech ‘flying’ boat could help save Venice’s iconic canals

As Italy emerges from the pandemic, the Venetian city is launching the world’s only all-electric long-range vessel in hopes of addressing its pollution problem.
3 years ago
VIDEO: New high-tech ‘flying’ boat could help save Venice’s iconic canals
3 years ago

Investigators reveal cause of deadly cable car crash in Italy

Authorities said the car began sliding backward after a cable snapped and an emergency brake system failed. The incident killed 14 people, and prosecutors are looking into possible charges.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Investigators reveal cause of deadly cable car crash in Italy
3 years ago

Cable car disaster leads to 14 deaths in Italian Alps

A cable apparently snapped and sent the car plunging to the ground, leaving one lone survivor -- a child -- badly injured and in the hospital.
3 years ago
VIDEO: Cable car disaster leads to 14 deaths in Italian Alps
3 years ago

Lost Italian village resurfaces from underwater

After more than 70 years, the village of Curon recently resurfaced from Lake Resi when water was temporarily drained for maintenance.
3 years ago
After more than 70 years, the village of Curon recently resurfaced from Lake Resi when water was temporarily drained for maintenance.