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June 25, 2022, 5:01 PM

Milan to turn off fountain spigots as drought bakes Italy

A mayor in northern Italy signed an ordinance turning off public fountains.
June 25, 2022, 5:01 PM
Milan to turn off fountain spigots as drought bakes Italy
June 22, 2022, 6:48 PM

Italy's 5-Stars in chaos as Di Maio splits, forms new group

Italy’s political landscape has shifted after Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio formalized his departure from the 5-Star Movement
June 22, 2022, 6:48 PM
Italy's 5-Stars in chaos as Di Maio splits, forms new group
June 15, 2022, 4:09 PM

Italy creates new museum for trafficked ancient artifacts

Italy has been so successful in recovering illegally exported ancient artworks and artifacts that it has created a museum just for them
June 15, 2022, 4:09 PM
Italy creates new museum for trafficked ancient artifacts
June 12, 2022, 1:46 PM

Renaissance synagogues being restored in Venice's ghetto

Venice’s Jewish ghetto is considered the first in Europe.
June 12, 2022, 1:46 PM
Renaissance synagogues being restored in Venice's ghetto
June 11, 2022, 4:25 PM

Italy locates 7 bodies at scorched crash site of helicopter

The helicopter crashed in a heavily forested, mountainous area during a storm.
June 11, 2022, 4:25 PM
Italy locates 7 bodies at scorched crash site of helicopter
2 months ago

Letizia Battaglia, who shot life and death in Palermo, dies

Letizia Battaglia, an Italian photographer who documented the arrests of Mafia bosses and the bodies of their victims, has died in her native Sicilian city of Palermo
2 months ago
Letizia Battaglia, who shot life and death in Palermo, dies
4 months ago

Pompeii: Rebirth of Italy's dead city that nearly died again

Pompeii, the ancient city destroyed by the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, is experiencing a kind of rebirth
4 months ago
5 months ago

Italy's 80-year-old president sworn in for a second term

President Sergio Mattarella received an astounding 55 rounds of applause from an otherwise divided Italian parliament Thursday during a wide-ranging speech that underlined the need for national unity after he was sworn in to a second term in office
5 months ago
Italy's 80-year-old president sworn in for a second term
5 months ago

Italy's president, 80, is recruited to stay on for 2nd term

Italian President Sergio Mattarella has been pulled away from his impending retirement and reelected to a second seven-year term as the country’s head of state, ending days of political impasse as party leaders struggled to pick his successor
5 months ago
Political leaders struggle to decide Italy's next president
5 months ago

Voting for Italy's president fails again; no political deal

Insistence by Italy's center-right bloc that their candidate becomes the nation's president has backfired
5 months ago
Vote for Italy's president fails again; no political deal
5 months ago

New Italy president still elusive after 4th round of voting

Lawmakers and regional representatives have failed again to find consensus on a new Italian president
5 months ago
New Italy president still elusive after 4th round of voting
5 months ago

1st round of vote for Italian president fails amid stalemate

A first round of voting to elect Italy's next president has failed as expected amid a political impasse
5 months ago
Italy begins voting for next president with unclear slate
5 months ago

Berlusconi drops bid to be elected as Italy's president

Former premier Silvio Berlusconi bowed out of Italy’s presidential election.
5 months ago
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Italy's next moral compass? Berlusconi, 85, eyes presidency

Italy is poised to elect a new president.
5 months ago
Italy's next moral compass? Berlusconi, 85, eyes presidency
5 months ago

Rome villa with Caravaggio fails to sell, to be reauctioned

The Rome villa contains the only known ceiling painted by Caravaggio.
5 months ago
Once, twice, sold? Rome villa with Caravaggio up for auction
5 months ago

Swine fever in wild boars worries Italy's pork industry

The discovery of African swine fever in northern Italy has pork producers fearing significant damages to a major agricultural export, and is also cutting short truffle hunting
5 months ago
Italy's pork industry blames wild boars for swine fever
5 months ago

Italian high court faults prosecutors in Vatican-linked case

Italy’s supreme court has faulted Italian prosecutors for withholding evidence benefiting the key suspect in the Vatican’s fraud and embezzlement trial in a parallel case in Italian courts
5 months ago
Italian high court faults prosecutors in Vatican-linked case
6 months ago

Rome church condemns swastika-draped casket at funeral

The Catholic Church in Rome is strongly condemning a funeral procession outside a local church in which the casket was draped in a Nazi flag and mourners gave the fascist salute
6 months ago
Rome church condemns swastika-draped casket at funeral
6 months ago

Moderate earthquake shakes Milan; no reports of injuries

A moderate earthquake has rattled Milan
6 months ago
Moderate earthquake shakes Milan; no reports of injuries
7 months ago

3 dead, 6 missing in explosion in Sicily caused by gas leak

The building was occupied by nine members of an extended family.
7 months ago
3 dead, 6 missing in explosion in Sicily caused by gas leak
7 months ago

Italian dentist presents fake arm for vaccine to get pass

A dentist in Italy faces possible criminal charges after trying to receive a coronavirus vaccine in a fake arm made of silicone
7 months ago
Italian dentist presents fake arm for vaccine to get pass
7 months 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.
7 months ago
White truffle sells for 103,000 euros at castle in Italy
7 months ago

Italy: Police move against violent anti-vaccine activists

Police in Italy are conducting searches against 17 anti-vaccine activists.
7 months ago
Italy: Police move against violent anti-vaccine activists
7 months ago

Italian city defies China, opens exhibit by dissident artist

A provocative exhibit by dissident Chinese artist Badiucao has opened in the industrial northern Italian city of Brescia despite pressure by the Chinese embassy in Rome to cancel it
7 months ago
Italian city defies China, opens exhibit by dissident artist
8 months ago

2 Germans on trial in Italy for fatal Lake Garda boat crash

Two German men have gone on trial in northern Italy in connection with a boat crash in Italy’s Lake Garda that killed two Italians who were also out on the lake that night
8 months ago
2 Germans on trial in Italy for fatal Lake Garda boat crash
8 months ago

Ex-Alitalia flight attendants strip off uniforms in protest

Dozens of former flight attendants from defunct Italian airline Alitalia have stripped off their uniforms, wearing only undergarments in a protest in central Rome
8 months ago
8 months ago

Protests greet debut of Italy's workplace COVID pass rule

Protests have erupted in Italy as a new anti-coronavirus regulation took effect requiring all workers to show a health pass to enter their place of employment
8 months ago
Protests greet debut of Italy's workplace COVID pass rule
9 months ago

Calls rise in Italy to ban pro-fascism groups after rampage

Anti-vaccine protesters, incited by extreme right, stormed an office in Rome.
9 months ago
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9 months 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.
9 months ago
St. Mark's Square flooded in Venice
9 months 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.
9 months ago
Buses destroyed by flames in Rome
9 months ago

Survivors of 2013 shipwreck honor dead on Italian island

368 migrants perished when the ship capsized.
9 months ago
9 months ago

Italians vote for mayors of Rome, Milan, other key cities

Millions of people are voting in Italy for new mayors including in the nation's main cities
9 months ago
9 months 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
9 months ago
Lake Como hit by landslide and flooding
9 months ago

Hordes of wild boars invade Rome

Romans say they’re being harassed by wild boars that have recently come in search of food.
9 months ago
Hordes of wild boars invade Rome
9 months ago

Basta! Romans say enough to invasion of wild boars in city

The Eternal City is grappling with a rampaging force of trash-seeking wild boars
9 months ago
9 months ago

Custody fight over child, 6, who survived Italy cable crash

Paternal relatives in Italy and maternal grandparents in Israel are fighting.
9 months ago
10 months ago

Cladding questions arise in Milan's 20-story building blaze

Italian firefighters are tackling remaining hot spots in a 20-story apartment building in Milan that was destroyed by fire, but say there were no indications that anyone is missing inside
10 months ago
10 months ago

Flames consume high-rise in Milan; residents evacuated

Firefighters battle a blaze that spread rapidly through a 20-story building.
10 months ago
10 months ago

Italy recalls 2016 quake as rebuilding effort picks up pace

Italian Premier Mario Draghi has paid tribute to the nearly 300 victims of a 2016 earthquake that devastated entire towns in central Italy
10 months ago
1 year ago

Tensions rise over bid to rename Italy park for a Mussolini

A campaign by a right-wing member of the Italian government to rename a park after Benito Mussolini's younger brother is heating political tensions
1 year ago
1 year ago

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

Restaurants are flooded in the area surrounding St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy.
1 year ago
High waters flood Venice’s St. Mark’s Square
1 year ago

Italian police nab woman reputed to be Naples crime boss

Italian police arrested her as she was about to board a flight to Spain.
1 year ago
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Italy wildfires seen in aerial footage
1 year ago

Bus plunges off road on Capri, lands near beach; driver dies

Italian firefighters say a public bus on the vacation island of Capri crashed through a guardrail and landed on a beach resort area
1 year ago
1 year 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.
1 year ago
High tide in Venice creates water pools
1 year ago

UNESCO watching as Venice grapples with over-tourism

It may be now or never for Venice
1 year ago
1 year ago

Lost child found after 2 nights in the Italian woods

A 21-month-old child was found alive Wednesday in the bottom of a ravine after a TV journalist heard his whimpers
1 year ago
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Italian royals in exile spar over line of succession for abolished monarchy
1 year 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.
1 year ago
Protests in Venice as cruise ships return