Two police officers were shot and seriously injured near the Prime Minister's office in Rome, as the country's new Government was sworn in.
Remember the Italy elections? They are still going on and the bloke who had never been elected in the first place is still Prime Minister.
Italy's top court ordered a retrial of Amanda Knox and former boyfriend Raffaele Sollecito in the murder of UK student Meredith Kercher.
A man climbed St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican and unveiled a banner protesting against Italy's austerity measures.
The banner read "stop this massacre a political horror show" which is believed to be a reference to Italy's coalition struggling with high unemployment and the recession.
The family of a British tourist who drowned after he succumbed to strong currents on the Italian coast has raised questions over why a red flag was not raised to warn against swimming in that area.
Brian Kent, 45, was dragged under the water when he went for a mid-afternoon dip in the sea with his wife, Sally, yesterday afternoon. His sister-in-law Nicola Phillips paid tribute to him:
We had all looked forward to our trip to Rome and googled the spectacular beaches of Sperlonga.
After arriving we ate lunch and Brian had a pizza and one glass of beer. He waited 30-40 minutes before going into the sea. There was no red flag, and later we found out no life guard on duty.
Sally's son Connor and his brother Aaron managed to pull Sally safely to shore and two unnamed persons eventually found Brian. But we believe it was already too late.
The family of a British man who drowned while swimming on holiday are believed to have been staying in Rome - about 100km (62 miles) from the seaside town of Sperlonga, where he is thought to have died.
They went to the beach after lunch but high winds meant the sea was particularly rough.
An employee at the Hotel Aurora in Sperlonga has said that the sons of a British man thought to have drowned while on holiday in Italy, pulled the man's wife from the rough sea.
The two sons were unable to save their father who was already unconscious when they reached him, the woman said. She added:
I was in the reception when people burst in to call for help. They said someone was in trouble in the water and we called an ambulance immediately.
I went outside and could see the man in the water. One of his sons was trying to rescue him but I think it was already too late. It was very sad.
There were big waves and the weather was not particularly good.
A British tourist has drowned while swimming on a family holiday in Italy. Brian Kent, 46, is said to have been dragged under the water by strong currents when he went for a dip in the sea after lunch in the coastal town of Sperlonga.
He reportedly died minutes after jumping into the water with his wife and other family members. The Foreign Office said it was providing consular assistance to Mr Kent's family.
A spokesman said: "We can confirm the death of a British national and are providing consular assistance to his family."
Seven people have died after a container ship crashed into a control tower in the busy Italian port of Genoa, according to rescuers.
Prosecutors were investigating whether there was a possible mechanical malfunction which left the captain unable to steer the vessel, Italian media reported.
The Jolly Nero crashed into the 50 metre high tower at around 11pm (21.00 GMT) on Tuesday, leading to its collapse into the water.
Four people have been hospitalised following the incident, while a further two people remain missing.
Footage of the scene in the Italian port city of Genoa where a container ship crashed into a control tower yesterday evening.
Three people have been confirmed death and emergency workers are continuing to search for up to six people believed to be missing.
Three people were killed and six are missing after a container ship crashed into a control tower in the northern Italian port city of Genoa yesterday.
Two of the dead were Coast Guard officials and the third was a pilot for the port, a Coast Guard spokesman said.
The tower, which was more than 160 feet high, collapsed after being struck by the Jolly Nero.
Three people were believed to have been trapped in the lift of the control tower and may have fallen into the sea.
The cause of the crash is not yet unclear.
At least three people have been killed and six injured when a container ship rammed a control tower in the northern Italian port of Genoa late last night, according to local media.
Ten more people are still missing after the accident, which destroyed one of the harbour's main control towers, according to the head of the Genoa Port Authority Luigi Merlo. Speaking on local television Mr Merlo said they do not know what caused the collision.
"It is a terrible tragedy. At the moment there is no explanation for the accident."
A cargo ship crashed into the port in Genoa, Italy, toppling the control tower and killing at least three people, the Associated Press reports.
Local news agency LaPresse said six people remain unaccounted for and are believed to be trapped under the tower lift.