Italy

LOOK: The Costa Concordia Seen From Space

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK

We've seen the Costa Concordia's browning hulk up close as it was raised from the depths, and we've seen the wrenching upwards of the wreck in a stunn...

WATCH: Incredible Time-Lapse Video Of The Costa Concordia

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK

Engineers worked throughout the night to raise the 114,000-tonne shipwreck of the Costa Concordia from rocks off the Tuscan coast. But the time is ...

LOOK: Costa Concordia Hauled Upright

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK

Looming out of the night, the great hulk of the Costa Concordia, browned in sea water and rubbish, was heaved upright at last. The cruise ship sta...

Berlusconi Conviction Threatens Fragile Italian Government

Alex Rickets | Posted 15.11.2013 | UK Politics
Alex Rickets

Few politicians have cast such a long shadow over a country, across an extended period of time, as Silvo Berlusconi. Palpable relief greeted the politician and media tycoon's resignation as Italian PM in November 2011, against a backdrop of severe doubt regarding his commitment to implementing economic reforms necessary to tackle the nation's debt crisis.

'The EU's Second Political Assassination'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 12.09.2013 | UK Politics

Silvio Berlusconi considered pulling Italy out of the euro in late 2011 before European financial officials brought about his removal from office, an ...

LOOK: Huge Cannabis Haul Goes Up In Flames

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK

Smugglers took drastic action when their haul of cannabis was spotted by Italian coastguards. They torched all 30 tonnes of hash, creating this hug...

First Photo Of Drowned Couple Released

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK

The first picture of the couple who drowned off the coast of Sicily has been released. Andrew Sturgess, 34 and his girlfriend, Carmen Spiridon, wer...

British Man And Girlfriend Drown Off Sicily Coast

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK

A British man named as Andrew Sturgess and his girlfriend are believed to have drowned off the coast of Sicily. Local police believe the 34-year-o...

Stylish Shopping Cities

Aimee Avory-Adams | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Aimee Avory-Adams

With the fashion capitals of the world preparing for autumn, and Fashion Week, what better time to delve into the brilliance of some of the most stylish shopping destinations around the world? From designer boutiques to vintage fashion shows, find out where you need to be this autumn to feel preened, pampered and at the forefront of the latest trends.

Why Visit Fashion Houses When You Can Dream in Fashion Hotels!

Madame Allsorts | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Madame Allsorts

Let's raise a toadstool to Milan, when you can eat, drink and sleep fashion and that will never go out of fashion!

Seven Fun-Filled September Family Beach Holiday Destinations

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 30.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

Europe has been blessed with some extraordinarily beautiful beaches, from the soft white sand and pebble beaches of Greece and Italy, to the golden sand beaches of Spain and Portugal. It's the perfect place to escape the worries of the world and relax....

Nuclear Could Play Significant Role in Europe's Future Energy Mix

Julian Hunt | Posted 23.08.2013 | UK Politics
Julian Hunt

More than two years after the devastating Fukushima nuclear disaster, the largest nuclear accident since Chernobyl, the repercussions continue in Europe. Inevitably, the episode has prompted renewed debate in Brussels and EU countries about nuclear power.

Planet Appetite: Residenza di Ripetta, a Tranquil Oasis in Rome, Italy

Rupert Parker | Posted 19.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Being a converted monastery, all of the Residenza's 69 rooms are different but come in two types, either executive or royal double. They're all pretty big and some even feature a small kitchenette for guests to prepare light meals and snacks.

Following a Quiet Euro Summer, a Stormy Fall and Icy Winter

Andy Langenkamp | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Politics
Andy Langenkamp

In central and eastern Europe political and economic distress is on the increase. Growth expectations are adjusted downwards in Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Romania and Bulgaria where corruption, authoritarian tendencies, and outright political crises are rife.

Our Favourite Places: Italy

Jane Mountain | Posted 12.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jane Mountain

On a bike tour, the discomfort caused by lack of food, tough roads, and bad weather makes the comfort given by great meals, relaxing stops, and warm beds all the more pleasurable. Stephen and I have just finished the first leg of our world cycling tour, riding from Rome to Russia, and we've had the chance to discover a little greatness in every country we've seen.

Remarkable Pictures Of Ancient Roman Boat Found Off Italy

Posted 12.10.2013 | UK

Divers have made an "exceptional" find of Roman artifacts which has been described as one of most important archeological discoveries of last 20 years...

Legal Blunders Could See 'Fugitive Mafia Boss' Walk Free

PA | Posted 08.08.2013 | UK

A fugitive Mafia boss discovered living in the UK as a suburban house husband could walk free tomorrow due to "significant deficiencies" in the warran...

'Young Man, There's No Need To Feel Down': Berlusconi Guard Busts Out Village People Dance Moves (VIDEO)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK

"Sing like no one's listening, love like you've never been hurt, dance like nobody's watching, and live like it's heaven on earth," wrote Mark Twain w...

Planet Appetite: Peaks of Gastronomy in Alta Badia, Dolomites, Italy

Rupert Parker | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

The tiny valley of Alta Badia, in heart of the Dolomites, has a trio of Michelin-starred restaurants, in a distance of just 7 km, and their chefs are also transforming the food in mountain restaurants.

Italy Coach Plunge Kills 38

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.07.2013 | UK

A coach out-of-control on an Italian flyover has plunged into a ravine, leaving at least 39 people dead. The coach smashed into other vehicles, thr...

Italy's First Black Minister Has Bananas Thrown At Her During Rally

The Huffington Post Uk | Posted 27.07.2013 | UK

Italy's first black minister, previously called an 'orangutan' by a political opponent, has had bananas thrown at her making a speech at a rally. I...

Need Something? Just Ask

Stephen Ewashkiw | Posted 16.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stephen Ewashkiw

In the West we have an inbuilt weakness. We don't want to impose. We don't want to put someone out. We just don't want to make a nuisance of ourselves.

The New Wave of Italian Creativity at Marylebone

Lorenzo Belenguer | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Entertainment
Lorenzo Belenguer

No one doubts the immense contribution by the Italians to art and creativity and their influence until today. The Renaissance with artists such as: Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Leonardo, and Titian - to name a few.

This Is What We Know So Far About Snowden's 21 Asylum Bids

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

Edward Snowden has applied for asylum in 21 countries, but most of Europe has swiftly rejected his plea. Russia says that Snowden's request for asy...

Ireland's Economy Takes Centre Stage at London's Royal Court

Deirdre Kinahan | Posted 27.08.2013 | UK Politics
Deirdre Kinahan

PIIGS provides a wonderful opportunity for me to link with other playwrights in similarly affected countries and to learn from their response to their own unique situation. It is hugely ambitious artistically and politically and seems motivated by a healthy sense of curiosity and solidarity with fellow European citizens.