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November 16, 2021, 5:10 AM

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.
November 16, 2021, 5:10 AM
White truffle sells for 103,000 euros at castle in Italy
November 15, 2021, 1:57 PM

Italy: Police move against violent anti-vaccine activists

Police in Italy are conducting searches against 17 anti-vaccine activists.
November 15, 2021, 1:57 PM
Italy: Police move against violent anti-vaccine activists
November 13, 2021, 1:13 PM

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
November 13, 2021, 1:13 PM
Italian city defies China, opens exhibit by dissident artist
November 10, 2021, 1:09 PM

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
November 10, 2021, 1:09 PM
2 Germans on trial in Italy for fatal Lake Garda boat crash
1 month 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
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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
2 months ago
Protests greet debut of Italy's workplace COVID pass rule
2 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.
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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.
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St. Mark's Square flooded in Venice
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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.
2 months ago
Buses destroyed by flames in Rome
2 months ago

Survivors of 2013 shipwreck honor dead on Italian island

368 migrants perished when the ship capsized.
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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
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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
2 months ago
Lake Como hit by landslide and flooding
2 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.
2 months ago
Hordes of wild boars invade Rome
2 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
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Custody fight over child, 6, who survived Italy cable crash

Paternal relatives in Italy and maternal grandparents in Israel are fighting.
3 months ago
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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
3 months ago
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Flames consume high-rise in Milan; residents evacuated

Firefighters battle a blaze that spread rapidly through a 20-story building.
3 months ago
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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
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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
4 months ago
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High waters flood Venice’s St. Mark’s Square

Restaurants are flooded in the area surrounding St. Mark's Square in Venice, Italy.
4 months ago
High waters flood Venice’s St. Mark’s Square
4 months 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.
4 months ago
4 months 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.
4 months ago
Italy wildfires seen in aerial footage
4 months 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
4 months ago
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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.
5 months ago
High tide in Venice creates water pools
5 months ago

UNESCO watching as Venice grapples with over-tourism

It may be now or never for Venice
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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
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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.
6 months ago
Italian royals in exile spar over line of succession for abolished monarchy
6 months 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.
6 months ago
Protests in Venice as cruise ships return
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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.
6 months ago
New high-tech ‘flying’ boat could help save Venice’s iconic canals
6 months ago

Mafia hit man apologizes; Italians indignant at his release

One of Italy’s most notorious mobsters-turned-informants has been released.
6 months ago
Mafia hit man apologizes; Italians indignant at his release
6 months ago

Asylum-seekers help produce Italy's famous Brunello wine

24 asylum-seekers from Africa and Asia who are working in vineyards.
6 months ago
Asylum-seekers help produce Italy's famous Brunello wine
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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
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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.
6 months ago
Investigators reveal cause of deadly cable car crash in Italy
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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.
6 months ago
Cable car disaster leads to 14 deaths in Italian Alps
6 months ago

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

Cable car was taking visitors to a northern Italian mountaintop view.
6 months ago
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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.
6 months ago
Lost Italian village resurfaces from underwater
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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.
6 months ago
Tourists slowly return to Venice as Italy reopens
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Italian archaeologists uncover fossilized remains of Neanderthals

Archaeologists in Italy uncovered fossilized remains of Neanderthals in a cave near Rome.
7 months ago
Italian archaeologists uncover fossilized remains of Neanderthals
7 months 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.
7 months ago
Parents of American found guilty of murder in Italy speak out
7 months ago

More than 1,200 migrants reach Italian island on boats

Human traffickers exploited calm seas, warm weather to launch multiple vessels.
7 months 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.
7 months ago
Italy announces new project at Rome’s Colosseum
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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.
7 months ago
Tower of Pisa reopens to tourists in Italy
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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
7 months 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.
7 months ago
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Rome's Colosseum reopens to visitors

The Colosseum reopened for business, as Italy moves into a "yellow zone," but there are very few tourists.
7 months ago
Rome's Colosseum reopens to visitors
7 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.
7 months ago
Italian coast guard rescues overcrowded fishing boat
7 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
7 months ago
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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
8 months ago