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June 7, 2021, 2:13 PM

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.
June 7, 2021, 2:13 PM
Protests in Venice as cruise ships return
June 4, 2021, 1:48 PM

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.
June 4, 2021, 1:48 PM
New high-tech ‘flying’ boat could help save Venice’s iconic canals
June 3, 2021, 12:12 PM

Mafia hit man apologizes; Italians indignant at his release

One of Italy’s most notorious mobsters-turned-informants has been released.
June 3, 2021, 12:12 PM
Mafia hit man apologizes; Italians indignant at his release
June 3, 2021, 9:16 AM

Asylum-seekers help produce Italy's famous Brunello wine

24 asylum-seekers from Africa and Asia who are working in vineyards.
June 3, 2021, 9:16 AM
Asylum-seekers help produce Italy's famous Brunello wine
May 26, 2021, 2:26 PM

3 arrested in Italy funicular crash; clamp deactivated brake

Police in northern Italy have made three arrests in a cable car disaster that killed 14 people
May 26, 2021, 2:26 PM
May 25, 2021, 8:49 AM

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.
May 25, 2021, 8:49 AM
Investigators reveal cause of deadly cable car crash in Italy
May 24, 2021, 2:07 PM

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.
May 24, 2021, 2:07 PM
Cable car disaster leads to 14 deaths in Italian Alps
May 23, 2021, 9:27 PM

Italian cable car plunges to the ground, killing at least 14

Cable car was taking visitors to a northern Italian mountaintop view.
May 23, 2021, 9:27 PM
1 month 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.
1 month ago
Lost Italian village resurfaces from underwater
1 month ago

Tourists slowly return to Venice as Italy reopens

SINKING CITY: Tourists enjoy scenic gondola rides and views of the Grand Canal in Venice as Italy ditches quarantine for some European visitors.
1 month ago
Tourists slowly return to Venice as Italy reopens
1 month ago
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Italian archaeologists uncover fossilized remains of Neanderthals

Archaeologists in Italy uncovered fossilized remains of Neanderthals in a cave near Rome.
1 month ago
Italian archaeologists uncover fossilized remains of Neanderthals
1 month ago

Parents of American found guilty of murder in Italy speak out

Ethan and Leah Elder say their son Finnegan, 21, has been deeply mischaracterized after being sentenced to life in prison for the fatal stabbing of an Italian police officer.
1 month ago
Parents of American found guilty of murder in Italy speak out
1 month ago

More than 1,200 migrants reach Italian island on boats

Human traffickers exploited calm seas, warm weather to launch multiple vessels.
1 month ago
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Italy announces new project at Rome’s Colosseum

A new project aims to create a flexible floor, giving tourists a picture of how the Colosseum would have looked when gladiators fought there.
1 month ago
Italy announces new project at Rome’s Colosseum
1 month ago

Tower of Pisa reopens to tourists in Italy

Italy's Leaning Tower of Pisa reopened to tourists on Saturday, almost six months after closing amid the pandemic.
1 month ago
Tower of Pisa reopens to tourists in Italy
1 month ago

US men await their fate as murder trial nears end in Rome

A jury in Rome will soon be weighing the fate of two young American men, charged with slaying an Italian police officer while they were on vacation in 2019
1 month ago
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Italian rapper accuses state TV of attempted censorship

Italian rapper Fedez has received a wave of public support after going public.
1 month ago
2 months ago

Rome's Colosseum reopens to visitors

The Colosseum reopened for business, as Italy moves into a "yellow zone," but there are very few tourists.
2 months ago
Rome's Colosseum reopens to visitors
2 months ago

Italian coast guard rescues overcrowded fishing boat

More than 100 people, including children, were rescued from the vessel struggling in massive waves, according to the coast guard.
2 months ago
Italian coast guard rescues overcrowded fishing boat
2 months ago

Italy investigates no-work hospital employee who earned 538K

Italian authorities have placed a half-dozen public hospital officials under investigation for abuse of office after they allegedly allowed a 67-year-old to get a total of 583,000 euros (about $650,000) in salary over 15 years without ever working
2 months ago
2 months ago

Off-duty Italy art cops find looted statue in Belgian shop

Italian police say they have recovered a 1st century Roman statue that was stolen from an archaeological site in 2011 and found in a Belgian antiques shop by two off-duty Italian art squad police officers
2 months ago
2 months ago

Groups: Venice lagoon still at risk after cruise ship decree

Activists opposed to cruise ships in Venice want to meet with Italian government
2 months ago
2 months ago

Protests grow in Italy over the wiretapping of journalists

Italian journalists and lawmakers are protesting the wiretapping of reporters' phone calls during Italian investigations into Libya-based migrant traffickers
2 months ago
2 months ago

Italy may be in Easter lockdown, but the party's on at sea

One cruise ship is still able to ply its trade.
2 months ago
Italy may be in Easter lockdown, but the party's on at sea
3 months ago

Italy institutes new harsh lockdowns starting Monday

Exactly a year since Italy became the first country in the world to lock down, all restaurants, bars, schools and nonessential stores will close on Monday through Easter.
3 months ago
Italy institutes new harsh lockdowns starting Monday
3 months ago

Sicilians sweep up ash after Mount Etna's latest eruption

Locals sweep up piles of ash after a weekend eruption of Sicily’s Mount Etna, Europe’s most active volcano and also the continent’s largest.
3 months ago
Sicilians sweep up ash after Mount Etna's latest eruption
4 months ago

Italy honors slain ambassador, bodyguard and prays for Congo

Italy has paid tribute to its ambassador to Congo and his bodyguard who were killed in an attack on a U.N. convoy
4 months ago
5 months ago

UN experts fault Italy in drownings of over 200 migrants

Independent human rights experts who work with the United Nations say Italy failed to protect the “right to life” of over 200 migrants who died when the boat they were on sank in the Mediterranean Sea in October 2013
5 months ago
UN experts fault Italy in drownings of over 200 migrants
5 months ago

Italian PM Conte to resign, seek OK to form new coalition

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has gone to the presidential palace to offer his resignation after a key ally yanked his support from his government
5 months ago
Italy's Conte to resign, seek nod to form new coalition
5 months ago

Italy: Conte clears hurdle to retain power, bigger one ahead

Italian Premier Giuseppe Conte has won a crucial vote in Parliament’s lower house after a coalition defector’s lawmakers abstained in the balloting
5 months ago
Italian PM Conte seeks to save his government from falling
5 months ago

Italy's South Tyrol again flouts Rome over virus closures

The autonomous province of South Tyrol with its German-speaking majority is flouting Rome’s decision to put it under partial lockdown starting Sunday
5 months ago
Italy's South Tyrol again flouts Rome over virus closures
5 months ago

EXPLAINER: Italy faces a political crisis amid a pandemic

Former Italian Premier Matteo Renzi is testing his already low popularity by provoking a political crisis that could bring down the government at yet another critical juncture in the fight against the pandemic
5 months ago
5 months ago

Italy puts over 320 on trial for 'ndrangheta mob ties

A large trial has opened in southern Italy against the ‘ndrangheta crime syndicate, arguably the world’s richest criminal organization that quietly amassed power in Italy as the Sicilian Mafia lost its influence
5 months ago
Maxi-trial opens for Italy's other mob group, 'ndrangheta
5 months ago

Giant sinkhole consumes cars in Naples hospital parking lot

A giant sinkhole has opened in the parking lot of a Naples, Italy hospital
5 months ago
Giant sinkhole consumes cars in Naples hospital parking lot
6 months ago

Heavy snowfall blankets Milan

The area surrounding the Duomo cathedral in Italy was covered in nearly 6 inches of snow.
6 months ago
Heavy snowfall blankets Milan
6 months ago

Italy enters Christmas lockdown amid signs of resurgence

Police in Italy are enforcing new COVID-19 travel restrictions aimed at limiting far-flung families from gathering over Christmas
6 months ago
Italy enters Christmas lockdown limiting holiday travel
6 months ago

Italy: 18 fishermen seized by Libya in fishing dispute freed

Italy says 18 Sicily-based fisherman, who were seized in September by Libyan authorities in a fishing dispute, have been freed
6 months ago
Italy: 18 fishermen seized by Libya in fishing dispute freed
6 months ago

Italy's staggering virus toll poses uncomfortable questions

Italy is reclaiming a record that nobody wants: The most coronavirus deaths in Europe
6 months ago
Italy's staggering virus toll poses uncomfortable questions
6 months ago

Heavy rain and snowfall causes flooding in northern Italy

Firefighters conducted more than 175 rescue operations following days of severe weather.
6 months ago
Heavy rain and snowfall causes flooding in northern Italy
6 months ago

Italian ski resorts spray ski slopes with snow

The resorts are spraying snow on closed pistes as they are waiting for the government to decide whether they should open during the coronavirus pandemic.
6 months ago
Italian ski resorts spray ski slopes with snow
7 months ago

6 Italian execs arrested in probe linked to bridge collapse

Italian police has issued arrest warrants against six current and former managers of Italy’s main private highway operator as part of investigations into the 2018 collapse of a bridge collapse that killed 43 people
7 months ago
6 Italian execs arrested in probe linked to bridge collapse
8 months ago

Italy closes gyms, shuts eateries early to fight COVID-19

Italy’s leader has imposed at least a month of new COVID-19 restrictions
8 months ago
Italy closes gyms, shuts eateries early to fight COVID-19
8 months ago

Vatican trial for sex abuse in pope's youth seminary opens

A trial has opened in the Vatican’s criminal tribunal for two priests, one accused of sexually abusing an altar boy in the Vatican’s youth seminary and the other of covering it up
8 months ago
Vatican trial for sex abuse in pope's youth seminary opens
9 months ago

Giant waterspout comes ashore in Italy

The waterspout uprooted trees and caused minor damage to vehicles and buildings in Salerno.
9 months ago
Giant waterspout comes ashore in Italy
9 months ago

Italians turn out to vote despite virus, back lawmaker cuts

Italians turned out in droves to vote to reduce the number of lawmakers by a third, results showed Monday, despite the coronavirus pandemic and strict hygiene protocols at the polls
9 months ago
9 months ago

Italy shaken by brutal beating death of young Black man

Hundreds of people in Italy have joined a funeral procession for a young Black man whose brutal beating death has shaken up the country and drawn condemnation from the highest levels of government
9 months ago
Italy shaken by brutal beating death of young Black man
9 months ago

Albania arrests woman wanted in Italy for terror conviction

She was wanted for trying to recruit people to join Islamic State terror group.
9 months ago
9 months ago

Italian army delivers desks for students

Army members delivered new desks as most schools in Italy prepare to open in September.
9 months ago
Italian army delivers desks for students
10 months ago

Train derails in Italy

Three people suffered minor injuries in the accident.
10 months ago
Train derails in Italy