Italy

Italy: A Step Into the Unknown

Robert O'Daly | Posted 06.02.2013 | UK Politics
Robert O'Daly

When the technocratic government led by Prime Minister Mario Monti took over from Silvio Berlusconi's discredited right-of-centre administration in November 2011, Italy was on the brink of economic and financial collapse.

Berlusconi 'To Run For Prime Minister Again'

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Politics

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi could run for office again next year, his party has indicated. Berlusconi said he has been "besieg...

Italian Diary

Tony Baldry | Posted 26.01.2013 | UK Politics
Tony Baldry

The conundrum of Italian politics is that those who are doing best are those who can portray themselves as the 'anti politician' candidates.

Lumina International Photography Festival Opens In Italy

Rosie Scammell | Posted 25.01.2013 | Home
Rosie Scammell

A new photography festival opened in Tuscany on Saturday, where the prestigious World Press Photo exhibition vies for attention with an innovative project exploring European identity.

Could You Handle a Three-Day Wedding?

Suzi Dixon | Posted 22.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Suzi Dixon

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel certainly don't do things by halves. Their Italian wedding turned into a three-day extravaganza at the beautiful Borgo Egnazia resort last month, leading to a debate over whether a one-day weekend is enough for 2013 brides.

A Glutton's Truffle Hunt in Tuscany

Rosie Scammell | Posted 16.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rosie Scammell

Pecorino cheese drizzled with truffle-infused honey and a glass of pinot grigio; a standard start to a day at Giulio Benuzzi's house on the Tuscan hillside. It is a Sunday morning, 11.00am by the chime of the church bells next door, and Giulio's guests are beginning their day with the truffle hunter.

Three Killed In Italy Floods

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK

Three occupants of a car have been swept to their deaths off a collapsed bridge in Tuscany, reports the BBC. Northern and central Italy has been hi...

Jeremy Clarkson Spotted In Italy With Ex-Partner

WENN | Posted 11.11.2012 | Home

Jeremy Clarkson has been spotted out in Italy with a woman he was alleged to have been cheating on his wife with last year. The Top Gear host was p...

Revealed: What The Convicted L'Aquila Seismologists ACTUALLY said

EARTH | Posted 27.10.2012 | UK

Earlier this week, an Italian judge summarily convicted seven participants in a meeting of the Italian Serious Risks Commission who evaluated the haza...

Silvio Berlusconi Sentenced To Four Years In Prison Over Mediaset Tax Evasion

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.10.2012 | UK Politics

Former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has been sentenced to four years in jail and barred from holding political office for three years afte...

'It's A Travesty'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK

The British scientific community has reacted with dismay at the jailing of six Italian scientists and an ex-government official over the deadly 2009 L...

Italian Experts Jailed For Failing To Predict Earthquake

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK

Seven Italian experts have been convicted in a criminal court of failing to warn of the deadly 2009 L'Aquila earthquake in a case that has sparked out...

Verdict Due For Italian Scientists Blamed For Not Predicting Major Earthquake

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 22.10.2012 | UK

Six Italian scientists and an ex-government official will discover on Monday whether they will be found guilty of manslaughter over a 2009 earthquake ...

Vatican Names Seven New Saints (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 21.10.2012 | UK

The Vatican has held a ceremony to name seven new saints including the first Native American to ever be beatified. Led by Pope Benedict XVI, the sp...

If Italy Doesn't Support Its World Class Athletes...

Stefania Mattana | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Sport
Stefania Mattana

As an Italian, I'm quite jealous of Team GB and Britain's sport system. It's not just about your Olympic and Paralympic medals, it's about the respect and the esteem that Britain harbours for their athletes.

WeFree at San Patrignano, Free From Prejudices

Stefania Mattana | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Stefania Mattana

Let's admit it: if someone, before last Tuesday, had told me that the most delightful pizza of my life would be created by the brainstorming of English chefs and former drug addicts, I probably never would have believed them.

A Lasting Relationship With a Special Community in Italy

Scott Forbes | Posted 14.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Scott Forbes

We got talking about a community that Danny had just visited in Italy called San Patrignano. It is arguably the world's best drug rehabilitation centre for young people, with a huge success rate of 72%.

32 People Died When Luxury Cruise Liner Sank..

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 10.10.2012 | UK

Francesco Schettino, the captain of the ill-fated Costa Concordia, which capsized earlier this year with the loss of 32 lives – wants his job back. ...

WeFree - Setting Youth Free to Express Themselves

Ashley Day | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ashley Day

While Britain shivered in autumn showers over the weekend, I was lucky enough to fly to Italy to attend the youth drug prevention event WeFree event at San Patrignano near Rimini, one of the world's most proclaimed and revered drug rehabilitation units.

Tales From the Middle of Nowhere (Vol. 2): Ciao Italia!

Noel Gallagher | Posted 09.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Noel Gallagher

What is it with you Italians? Why do you seem to "get it" more than anyone else? It's a constant source of fascination for me.

Cycling World Championships: Big Weekend for France and Italy

Cycling News HD | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Sport
Cycling News HD

There was a time when the World Championship road race wasn't really the World Championships at all. It was a three-way shoot-'em-up between Belgium, Italy and France, with other nations playing the role of walk-on cannon fodder

Travel Eye: Going Solo in Sicily

Karen Edwards | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

As we've grown up, we've kissed goodbye to those days when the Internet-friendly 'singles holidays' appealed - and for some reason, getting hammered on a boat and pulling the hot boy with a shell necklace may no longer seem attractive.

Raffaele Sollecito Reveals All After Being Cleared Of Meredith Kercher Murder

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK

Amanda Knox's former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito, convicted but later cleared of murdering British student Meredith Kercher almost five years ago has...

Pope's Butler Accuses 20 Whistleblowers Of 'VatiLeaks' Corruption Scandal

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK

The man reportedly behind the "VatiLeaks" scandal of hundreds of leaked Catholic documents, has claimed that more than 20 whistleblowers were involved...

Spaghetti Testing: Durum Wheat To Become Next Superfood

The Huffington Post | Posted 30.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle

University of Adelaide researchers are working with colleagues in Italy to produce better quality pasta that also adds greater value to human health. ...