Italy

Seven Great Places for a Road Trip

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 30.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

The classic road trip vacation; it's an all-American, wholesome, and cultural pastime, one that dates back to the Second World War. But not all road trips have to begin in America. If you're after a thrilling driving holiday with views to make you feel alive, here are seven great places for a classic, old-fashioned road trip.

Death on the Mediterranean: One Teenage Migrant's Story

Secunder Kermani | Posted 29.04.2015 | UK
Secunder Kermani

I spent the last week on the Italian islands of Lampedusa and Sicily - both on the frontlines of migration to Europe from Libya. There I met migrants from countries as diverse as Syria, Eritrea, Bangladesh and Sudan. All risked their lives travelling across the Mediterranean.

Russell Brand Has A Surprising Reaction To Katie Hopkins' Migrant Boat Column

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK

Russell Brand says we must "be really loving" towards Katie Hopkins, despite also claiming that her controversial column on 400 migrants who drowned i...

400 Drowned Fleeing Libya As Migrant Boat Capsizes

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 15.04.2015 | UK

Survivors of a capsized boat off Libya have told Save the Children that 400 people are believed to have drowned in one of the worst tragedies of Europ...

Tales From the Middle of Nowhere: The Good, the Bad and the Bubbly Pt 5

Noel Gallagher | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Entertainment
Noel Gallagher

After about six months we left the TV studio and were taken out to some swanky restaurant, which was indeed a night club, which was indeed the preferred hang out for yer Milanese footballer. All the women (and there was a LOT of women) looked like Mick Jagger when Mick Jagger looked like an Italian woman (1965-1969!).

Five Reasons to Visit Rome in Spring

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 01.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

Summer in Rome is baking hot and very crowded, and autumn and winter can be chilly and wet. Come March, however, the city is bathed in sunshine and trees start to bud with new life. Spring is a great time to visit Rome, and we've listed five reasons below.

Islamic State Plots To Throw People Off The 'Leaning Tower Of Pizza'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 19.03.2015 | UK

An Islamic State (IS) supporter has been roundly mocked online after tweeting that he was coming to Italy and planned to throw homosexuals off the "le...

One Simple Experiment Exposes The Shocking Anti-Muslim Bigotry On Italy's Streets

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 20.02.2015 | UK

An Egyptian student who filmed himself walking the streets of Milan has exposed shocking anti-Muslim bigotry. Hamdy Mahisen, 30, wore white robes a...

The Amalfi Coast on an Italian Shoestring

Kadie Regan | Posted 18.04.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Kadie Regan

Situated almost exactly where the shoelaces would be on the boot of Italy, which is how I described its location to almost everyone who asked and received instant recognition, the Amalfi Coast is made up of several towns spanning an unfathomably picturesque coastline, easily one of the most beautiful in the world, as a quick Google will confirm.

Owning the Oneness

Anupriya Dwivedi | Posted 11.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anupriya Dwivedi

I stopped analysing a long time ago if the question was an enviously malicious put-down or a genuine, earnest search for content. Either way the answer is usually, "No one. Just me." And those words fuel me.

Why European Men Make Great Boyfriends

Katy Horwood | Posted 07.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Horwood

All is not lost however, despite English men being in short supply, mercifully, with London being the diverse mixing pot that it is, there is a welcome supply of Europeans relocating to the capital. Great for our economy, and more importantly, great for my sex life.

A Greener Future for the White Mountain? The Uphill Batlle for Mont Blanc's Protection

Justin Francis | Posted 31.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

Although the prestigious peak is widely revered as an area of outstanding beauty, it is not actually protected with a conservation strategy consistent accross all three parent countries. In France, Mont Blanc was designated a 'site classé' in 1951, preventing development, camping and also supervises amenities.

It's Time We Start Being Kinder to Ourselves

Amber Bell | Posted 22.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Bell

Most of us can probably pinpoint the moment we stepped out of the blissfully unaware bubble to the self deprecating one. When nothing we do is quite good enough; when we struggle to celebrate our successes, constantly craving more.

Join in the Masquerade at Venice's Carnival

Good Hotel Guide | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Good Hotel Guide

One of the best ways to experience Carnival is to simply wander the city, especially around Piazza San Marco, admiring the professionals in their elaborately over-the-top costumes as they pose and preen for the cameras, all vying for the "Best Costume" award.

Feeling the Fear but Doing It Anyway

Amber Bell | Posted 17.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Amber Bell

The catastrophic collapse happened for me in summer last year. After a week staying with my boyfriend's parents, he proceeded to tell me he didn't love me any more on the train home. Such a nice guy, right?

Europe's Broken Asylum System

Jo Simmons | Posted 09.03.2015 | UK
Jo Simmons

The EU needs to prioritize the human rights and wellbeing of asylum seekers, but the participation of all 28 members is necessary. Operation Triton and the Dublin Regulation must be adjusted in order to accommodate the current volume of asylum seekers.

Smugglers Abandon Yet Another Cargo Ship Of Refugees In Rough Seas

The Huffington Post UK/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.01.2015 | UK

Yet another Mediterranean tragedy has been narrowly averted after 450 refugees were abandoned by smugglers, leaving the vessel in rough seas without a...

'Our Feet Were Burning, But We Were Soaked And Frozen'

The Huffington Post UK/PA/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK

All the surviving passengers have now been evacuated from the stricken Corfu ferry which caught fire in the Adriatic, with five people now confirmed t...

Four Britons Rescued From Stricken Ferry - But 150 Still Trapped

The Huffington Post UK/PA/AP | Jessica Elgot | Posted 29.12.2014 | UK

Four British nationals have been rescued from a stricken Greek ferry which caught fire in the Adriatic, with five people now believed to have died as ...

What Australia Is All About

Rob Owen Bell | Posted 14.02.2015 | UK
Rob Owen Bell

The #illridewithyou campaign in a shining example of everything that's fantastic about Australia - even if as a Kiwi I have to say it through gritted teeth. Like the American cousins, they've got a lot of big, empty spaces, what is politely known as a 'frontier mentality' and a tendency to come across as a bit rough round the edges.

A Bridge To San Patrignano

Danny McCubbin | Posted 08.02.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Danny McCubbin

San Patrignano is the most successful drug rehabilitation community in the world with an impressive 72% success rate. Situated near Rimini in Italy, there are over 1,300 residents currently residing there from 28 countries around the world.

European Astronaut Sees 'Almost Alien' Light Approaching Space Station

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 04.12.2014 | UK Tech

When ESA astronaut Samantha Cristoforetti started her approach to the International Space Station for the first time, nothing could have prepared her ...

You Don't See This Every Day...

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 27.11.2014 | UK Tech

When you go on holiday in Italy it's fair to say that the one thing you're not expecting are water tornados, and yet when Nicola Ferrarese looked out ...

Exploring Tuscany on a Shoestring

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 26.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

Italy in general, and more particularly the gorgeous Tuscany area, is well known to be an expensive place to visit, but this doesn't necessarily have to be set in stone. There are many options available to the more money-savvy traveller, heading to Italy's shores.

Six Luxury Italian Hotels

Olivia Greenway | Posted 24.01.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Olivia Greenway

The Italians may have a chequered political history, a national debt second only to Greece and high levels of unemployment but if they do one thing really well, it is luxury hotels. Italian luxury hotels are acknowledged worldwide as among the best for style, service and food: they are the standard bearers that others try to follow.