Italy

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.

Berlusconi Guilty Of Sex With Underage Teen Prostitute

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK

Silvio Berlusconi has been sentenced to seven years in jail and banned from holding public office, in a prostitution scandal involving the former Ital...

Celebrating Summer: Fabulous Festivals You Don't Want to Miss

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 13.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

Summer is the time of year when people gather en mass to celebrate with music, dance, theatre and sometimes even bulls. These colourful celebrations are the perfect way to revel in the beauty of summer.

Whitney McVeigh Exhibits New Work In Italy

Diego Giolitti | Posted 10.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Diego Giolitti

This summer, Whitney McVeigh presents new work at prestigious locations in Italy. A multimedia artist, McVeigh works with monoprints, fine drawings, film and sculpture.

Planet Appetite: The Riches of Basilicata, Italy - the Land That Time Almost Forgot

Rupert Parker | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Sandwiched between Puglia, Cantabria and Campania, Basilicata is home to one of the world's oldest towns and boasts traditional festivities reaching back to pagan times, as well as excellent food and drink.

Planet Appetite: Bridging the Adriatic, Italy and Croatia

Rupert Parker | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

In the height of summer the town's many clubs churn out 24 hour music, so you might want to escape to Palmižana, on the small island of St. Klement. Only 30 minutes by boat, you enter the world of owner Dagmar Meneghello who has furnished the restaurant with her eclectic art collection.

Eight European Beaches That Rival the Best of the Caribbean

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

Europe is home to some beaches that rival those found in the Caribbean. Instead of trotting across the globe to find your little slice of heaven, why not visit one of Europe's most beautiful beaches?

Thousands Take To Ancient Roman Streets To Protest High Unemployment

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.05.2013 | UK

Protesters took to the streets of Rome on Saturday to demonstrate against the country’s on-going austerity measures and the blight of high unemploym...

Eurovision 2013 - Ones to Watch

Kaushik Ray | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kaushik Ray

The annual celebration of all that is kitsch, camp and quirky in European music comes to our screens this Saturday at 8pm BST, from Malmö, Sweden. We've watched both semi-finals and as many rehearsals as we can to give you a taster of what to look out for (and when to take a loo/fag/cuppa break).

Scotland's Move to Protect Victims of Modern Slave Trade Is Model for the World

Maria Grazia Giammarinaro | Posted 16.07.2013 | UK Politics
Maria Grazia Giammarinaro

Last month, Scotland's police made a radical policy shift, announcing they would no longer seek to prosecute people brought to the UK to work against their will. This shift is crucial: a "victim focused" approach is needed, if we want to achieve better results in the fight against human trafficking.

The Top 10 Activities to Try While on Holiday in Lake Como

Raffaella Girola | Posted 07.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Raffaella Girola

Lake Como offers beautiful views of the Alps from lake-side villas that have all of the charm of Italy along with the elegance and order as befits a location so close to the Swiss border. As an Italian that lives and works in this idyllic region, I have created a list of my favourite activities to do while spending a summer holiday on the lake.

Life in the Arts Lane - Week 22

Thomas Woodham Smith | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thomas Woodham Smith

Naples is always a shock and a surprise. The mess and the chaos on the streets disguise a systematic way of life that is probably unchanged for 3000 years.

10 Of The Best Hiking Routes Across Europe

Posted 09.05.2013 | UK Lifestyle

Maybe you enjoy the thrill of great heights, perhaps it’s the spectacular views, or even the challenge of an arduous hike? Whatever the reason for ...

Cyprus - The Thin End of the Wedge?

Iain Anderson | Posted 19.05.2013 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

As I write, an MoD plane carrying one million Euros is being airlifted to Cyprus for UK military personnel. It must be a new and very literal definition of 'helicopter money'. And that's the problem. As long as policymakers continue to opt for radically different solutions in every case - then fear and loathing will never be far away from markets and now, once again, from savers.