Italy

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. ...

'I Used to Have a Life and Then I Started Doing Genealogy'

Scott Phillips | Posted 24.10.2012 | UK
Scott Phillips

This journey in genealogy, which I am pleased to say is far from ended, has been one of the most marvelous experiences of my entire life. I rank it right up there behind my marriage, being a parent and grandparent, and almost tied with the semester I spent on Semester at Sea.

WATCH: 'That's For You Hannah' - Defoe Dedicates Winner To Late Cousin

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 16.08.2012 | UK Sport

Jermain Defoe has dedicated his England winner against Italy on Wednesday night to his late cousin Hannah. Defoe's cousin died in a freak accident ...

Slow it Down: Why a Sustainable Slow Food Wedding is More Fun and Worth Doing

Catherine Gazzoli | Posted 14.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Catherine Gazzoli

'Doing good'. It sounds like yet another thing to think about and weave into one' s special day. But it doesn't have to be. One of life's most simple pleasures is a shared meal with those we love. Food is glue in that it acts as a social cohesive agent. On your wedding day, food is promoted to far more than basic fuel and becomes a signature of the event itself.

Pope's Former Butler On Trial For Vatican 'Thefts'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK

The Roman Catholic Pope's former butler is to stand trial on allegations he stole documents from the pontiff's private house and leaked them to the pr...

US Tourists Complain About Italian 'Hitler Wine'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.08.2012 | UK Comedy

Confession time: we have more than once been known to purchase a bottle of wine purely because we like the picture on the label. (A cute kangaroo gets...

Olympics: A Story Which Deserves to Be Told

David Fearnhead | Posted 03.10.2012 | UK Sport
David Fearnhead

On Monday morning, 6 August, at approximately five minutes past ten a 30-year-old Italian will take to the track to compete in her very first Olympic Games. To the ranks of media her name will just be one of many on a list. Indeed when I tried to sell her story to the British press, they didn't have room to tell it.

London's Tryst With Olympics

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Sport
Preetam Kaushik

London is a great tourist destination and the Olympics have always added that extra appeal, for it highlights human skill and efforts. The spotlight is turned on London where the 2012 Olympics are being held. London promises to put on a great show.

A Taste of Italy | Acetaia San Giacomo - Traditional Balsamic Vinegar of Reggio Emilia

Akeela Bhattay | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Akeela Bhattay

As you might imagine, a bottle of Traditional Balsamic Vinegar is pricier than what you might pay for a bottle of the non-traditional variety, but if you enjoy good food, investing in a bottle or two (to be used sparingly, of course) should not disappoint. And if you are ever in Emilia Romagna or planning a trip to the region, I would highly recommend this tour!