Italy

Efforts To Rescue Huge Number Of Immigrants From Death May Stop

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK

Italy has hinted it could give up or cut the desperate search-and-rescue operation it runs to save the lives of thousands of immigrants who try to cro...

Was Amanda Knox Innocent, or Did She Just Have Good PR?

Selene Nelson | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Selene Nelson

Considerable time, effort and money has gone into portraying Knox as a wholesome girl-next-door and Sollecito, a shy, well-behaved doctor's son. Stories that threaten to shatter these carefully constructed PR images are just brushed under the carpet.

Tour Della Toscana

Andrew B Neville | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Andrew B Neville

The food was excellent, as expected. The wine was even better, again as expected. It was however the cities, the intricacies of their designs, the details of their architectures alongside the views witnessed from the hilltops in Chianti that really stole the show. I thoroughly recommend you all take a Tour of Tuscany.

Forget an Indian Summer, I've Been Searching for an Italian Summer

Elle-Rose Williams | Posted 19.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Elle-Rose Williams

I've always loved Italy. I love the sunshine, the people, the food... What's not to adore about the sun-soaked cities and rural landscapes?

Ring-Ring, RING-RING... It's Jamie Oliver!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

Have you ever wanted a phone call from Mr Oliver? Yes. You heard correctly. We're nearly at 1 million subscribers and Jamie will be making some personal thank yous when we cross the line! Plus one lucky winner, wherever you are in the world, will receive a great big bag'o'goodies!

Politics of More Importance Than Economics for the Eurozone

Jeremy Cook | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Politics
Jeremy Cook

Mario Draghi reminded everyone gathered in Frankfurt and listening in around the world that it is not the ECB's decision as to whether to go ahead with asset purchases. Firstly, Eurogroup leaders would have to vote on it.

Notes From A Housesit: Florence

Roberta Verdant | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Roberta Verdant

I'm currently kitty-sitting in Florence (or "Firenze," if you prefer.) I'm caring for a cat-trio: Ben, Katie and Nellie, in their art-filled apartment...

How to Tour the Amalfi Coast on a Budget

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 12.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

You really can experience this stunning section of Southern Italian coastline without being a Hollywood star or heir to an olive oil fortune. It's a simple question of planning ahead and considering a few sensible, euro-saving tips...

Amanda Byram: Italian Retreats, Masseria San Domenico, Puglia

The Spa Spy | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Dipped, dunked and steeped in history, like a crispy biscuit in a cup of tea that survived the test of the heat, Masseria San Domenico remains solid and magnificent. The whitewashed fifteenth-century building is nestled deep amongst 60 hectares of ancient olive groves.

Costa Concordia Captain Gives Talk At Italian University On Panic Control Management

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Universities & Education

The captain of the doomed Costa Concordia delivered a seminar at Italy's biggest university on the management of panic control, despite being on trial...

Amanda Byram: Italian Retreats, Ti Sana

The Spa Spy | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

After two weeks living it up in Paris, the thought of a visit to Ti Sana was very welcome indeed. It is a beautiful retreat which lies in the heart of a sleepy hamlet in northern Italy and is constructed from part of a former Italian nobleman's home dating back to 1711.

How to 'Do' Italy in Only Eight Days

Anna Pitts | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Anna Pitts

Travelling is extremely popular with students and graduates but we don't always have the time (or money!) to go gallivanting around the world for months. I have just got back from 8 glorious days in bella Italia- no, not the restaurant- beautiful Italy!

Sudanese Mother Sentenced To Death Gives Smile That Says 'Free At Last'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK

The Sudanese mother sentenced to death for her Christian faith whilst pregnant with her baby daughter is safe at last, arriving in Italy after spendin...

Haunting Images From Inside The Costa Concordia Two Years On

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.07.2014 | UK

These evocative images show the inside of the doomed Costa Concordia after more than two years of resting in the ocean. Once colourful luggage lie...

19 Migrants Suffocate Trying To Reach A Better Life

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.07.2014 | UK

A total of 19 migrants have reportedly suffocated while making a desperate attempt to cross the Mediterranean for a better life in Europe. The migr...

Jessica Elgot

Couple Spend Life Savings On Boat And Drones To Stop Migrant Deaths In The Med

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 17.07.2014 | UK

Regina Catrambone was enjoying the July sunshine on her boat off the coast of Italy's Lampedusa when something caught her eye, a winter jacket floatin...

Planet Appetite: A Taste of Istria, Croatia

Rupert Parker | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Coastal Istria has long been a holiday destination, with the Roman amphitheatre of Pula a major attraction, and the town of Rovinj offering cool sophistication. The countryside inland is relatively new to tourism but its forested rolling hills, topped with fortified villages, like Motovun, is startlingly attractive.

Sicily Insider: Kitchen, Dietary Secrets and More

Layne Lieberman | Posted 16.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Layne Lieberman

Sicily is intriguing as it conjures up notions of the Mafioso culture so famously exaggerated in American movies. As I flew into Catania from Milano, I had images of crazy drivers with musical accents wearing wife-beaters (sleeveless underwear) in the heat of the summer.

Back of the Net!

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 11.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

To make the most of your weekend, and say a sorrowful/welcome goodbye to the World Cup for another four years (delete where appropriate), we've a whole host of Matchday Munchies on Food Tube!

A Decent World Cup, But a Great One?

Phil Jones | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Sport
Phil Jones

Has FIFA's latest offering really been the free flowing celebration of the game that the pundits and wider media would have us believe? ... has there been anything even close to epic encounters such as Brazil v Italy in '82? or France v Germany that same year?

Umbria Rock Festival: Sunshine, Good Wine and Power Chords

Janis Curry | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Janis Curry

Set in a magical ancient walled town of Massa Martana in sunny Umbria, the inaugural Umbria Rock festival is set to be a weekend to remember, and I am thrilled to have been asked to work with them to help make the first year a big success.

Ten Reasons Why You Should Be in Rome Right Now

Adam Bown | Posted 26.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Bown

With so many great reasons to visit Rome, it's a task in itself to narrow down the must-see attractions. With more than 900 churches alone - that's more than two church visits every day for a year - it's unlikely that you will fit everything into one visit. So, don't try and rush around the city to see every ruin or piazza - save it for your next holiday to Rome!

21 Pictures That Show The Scale Of Europe's Migrant Crisis

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 27.06.2014 | UK

It is one of the most perilous journeys on Earth, risking drowning, starvation, rape and exploitation. Yet 60,000 make the journey from sub-Saharan Af...

Why Feminists Owe Amanda Knox Nothing

Selene Nelson | Posted 25.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Selene Nelson

Her "Foxy Knoxy" status is an irrelevance. No one has "failed" her. She has failed herself, and she fails the Kercher family each and every day she protests her innocence. There is only one female victim here - Meredith Kercher - and how dare Basile allow Knox's PR spin, and her own wilful ignorance, to conceal that.

The Real Reason England Are Out of The World Cup

Hamish Mackay | Posted 24.08.2014 | UK Sport
Hamish Mackay

That countries such as Costa Rica, Colombia, Chile and Mexico have all looked more impressive than England makes the inevitable debate about how we need to change our coaching set up/youth teams/b-teams/academies/facilities all the more embarrassing and redundant.