Italy

Turns Out Towing Away The Rusting Hulk Of The Costa Concordia Isn't Great For Tourism..

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.06.2014 | UK

The sodden, twisted wreck of the ill-fated Costa Concordia could strangle the tourism on the island of Giglio, as it is towed away next week at the st...

Terrifying Diamond Robot Cuts Through Marble Like Butter

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Tech

When robots eventually become sentient (and they will) this is the robot we'll need to make sure is well and truly locked away in a giant vault made o...

Italian Tactics and (a Flawed) British Strategy

Paola Buonadonna | Posted 17.08.2014 | UK Politics
Paola Buonadonna

As the president of the European Council, Herman Van Rompuy, heads to Rome for a spot of lunch with Matteo Renzi on Wednesday, I've been sounding out Italian journalists, academics and apparatchiks about what we can expect from Italy's PM and David Cameron's supposed New Best Friend, as the Great EU Junckernaut rumbles ominously on...

England Vs Italy: A Comparison

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.06.2014 | UK Comedy

A tip of the hat to @CenaSarda for summing up the differences between the England and Italy teams as they arrived in Brazil for the World Cup: Engl...

Ballad of a D-Day Dodger

Stefan Simanowitz | Posted 05.08.2014 | UK
Stefan Simanowitz

"I'm not bitter about the D-Day celebrations at all" says 90 year-old Ivor Gaskill. "I just wish they'd give us the same recognition because if hadn't been for us there probably wouldn't have been a D-Day, at least not on 6th June."

EU Election Results: A Symptom of a Less Peaceful Europe?

Barry Navarro | Posted 28.07.2014 | UK Politics
Barry Navarro

Since the last European elections were held in 2009, five EU countries - Greece, Ireland, Spain, Portugal and Cyprus - have required bailouts, and unemployment across the continent has remained persistently high, particularly among young people.

Six Nations That Lurched Left, Not Right, At The EU Elections

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2014 | UK Politics

Coverage of the European election results has been dominated by the sight of triumphant Nigel Farage celebrating Ukip coming top of the poll in the UK...

My Date With Italian Royalty‏

Sarah Tetteh | Posted 15.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Sarah Tetteh

As Cannes Film Festival opens in true style this week, I'm invited for afternoon tea with HRH Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, the grandson of the last king of Italy, and heir to their dynasty. The encounter left me charmed, shocked, impressed, but above all lost for words at how he, like Prince Harry, just wants to be one of the lads.

Five Top Tips for an Italian Summer Getaway

Travelzoo UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Travelzoo UK

"When in Rome, do as the Romans do," goes the saying. That's all very well, but when the Romans flee the city in the summer, we recommend you do just the opposite.

Amanda Knox 'Delivered Fatal Blow To Meredith Kercher'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.04.2014 | UK

Amanda Knox delivered the fatal knife blow to UK student Meredith Kercher, the Italian judges who reinstated the guilty verdict against her have said....

Man Crushed To Death By Giant Crucifix

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.04.2014 | UK

A man has been killed after giant crucifix, erected in honour of the late Pope John Paul II, toppled on top of him. The 30-foot 600kg wood cross fe...

Shakespeare's Cities: The Best of Shakespeare's Story Settings

Adam Bown | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adam Bown

Start at Rialto Bridge to re-live heated conversations from The Merchant of Venice and experience the views this tourist trap offers over the city's canals. Take a trip to the area known as the 'Jewish Ghetto' and see one of the city's stunning synagogues, like the Levantine Synagogue, where Al Pacino prayed in the role of Shylock in the 2004 film.

Visiting Verona - Are You a Sucker For Love or Just a Sucker?

Madame Allsorts | Posted 22.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Madame Allsorts

There is a humorous sense of irony surrounding the amount of visitors that Casa Di Giulietta attracts each year, especially considering that Shakespeare's famous play was a fictional concept, and the balcony in Verona wasn't an original feature of "Juliet's house".

Far-Right Activists Almost Drown Attempting To Prove How 'Easy' Illegal Immigration Is

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK

UPDATE: Doubts have now been cast about the veracity of the story, with the secretary of the Modena Lega Nord saying he had not heard of the men invol...

Never Mind Scotland, Where Is London's Independence Referendum?

Matt Lacey | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Comedy
Matt Lacey

But I hear you cry "Scotland was an independent nation for centuries between around 843 and 1707, and Venice was an independent state from around the seventh century right up 1797, whereas London has pretty much been at the heart of England since its foundation!"

How to Experience the True Venice

Andrea Magrath | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Andrea Magrath

Stow your map. See that long, narrow, foreboding passageway off the main thoroughfare? Walk down there. Venice is a remarkably safe city, and you'll only get so far before you hit the sea, so be brave and wander without direction.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 69 - Milan to Coombe Bissett

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

I am collected in Milan by my host who greets me eagerly and enthusiastically even though we have never met before. I have a sudden rush of English reserve and withdraw mildly.

Where Are the World's Best Hotels?

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 25.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

Destinations are ranked according to the reputation of their hotels, based on over 82 million hotel reviews and ratings aggregated from over 200 online booking sites. Included in the list are destinations with at least 130 hotels and 60 reviews.

Why Spring Sunshine Means Slump in Holiday Prices

Mark Hodson | Posted 14.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hodson

The warm spring sunshine that has arrived across most of Britain is dividing opinion amongst the travel industry. Companies selling holidays in the UK are breathing a huge sigh of relief. Some were wondering if coverage of the floods in the West Country would kill off bookings for the season. How quickly we forget.

'Renzie', Italy's New Premier, Grabs the Reins - Can a Young Man Run a Country Dominated By the Old?

Marco Morosini | Posted 16.05.2014 | UK Politics
Marco Morosini

With a new and disruptive coalescence of young voters on the rise, who fully oppose the iron grip of the elderly, the fragile and illusive reins of power may well slip from Renzi's grasp...

WATCH: Costa Concordia Captain Returns To Shipwreck

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 27.02.2014 | UK

The Italian captain of the Costa Concordia has stepped aboard the shipwreck of the Costa Concordia for the first time since it capsized two years ago,...

Kick Back With Food Tube

Jamie Oliver's Food Tube | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Jamie Oliver's Food Tube

We've been enjoying a stress free week at Food Tube HQ and our latest batch of videos certainly reflects this. With February's lashing rain and icy winds dominating our days, our thoughts have turned to warmer climates and chilling out with some fabulous food and drink.

Five Chocolate Hotels for Valentine's Day

Trivago.co.uk | Posted 15.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Trivago.co.uk

From our very own Bournemouth to Paris and Mexico, guests can enjoy chocolate breakfasts, cocktails and even chocolate body treatments at these carefully selected establishments.

Cupcakes, Cheesecakes and More: Eating American Baked Goods in the Land of Tiramisu

Dr Mark Esposito | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK
Dr Mark Esposito

Since the opening of the first documented American-style bakery in 1998, local consumer demand for American-style cupcakes, cheesecake, brownies, chocolate chip cookies and donuts, have been rising rapidly.

Sollecito Caught By Police On Italian Border

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.01.2014 | UK

Raffaele Sollecito, the Italian found guilty alongside Amanda Knox of the murder of British student Meredith Kercher, has been stopped by police on th...