Recruits to the powerful Italian mafia pledging their allegiance to the ‘family’ have been filmed at a secret initiation ceremony.Read the full story ›
Play was temporarily suspended during tonight's Euro 2016 qualifier between Italy and Croatia after visiting fans threw flares and firecrackers onto the pitch.
Riot police were seen entering the Croatian fan's section of the stands before the match resumed.
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The secret wartime bunker of fascist leader Benito Mussolini opens its door to public.Read the full story ›
Fashion designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana have been cleared of hiding hundreds of millions of euros from Italian tax authorities by the country's top court.
The Italian pair appealed the suspended 18-month jail sentence that had been upheld earlier this year for tax evasion charges.
The star designers were accused of using a Luxembourg holding company, Gado, to avoid paying taxes on royalties of about 1 billion euros.
Today's verdict, reported by Reuters, overturns the guilty verdict first delivered in 2013 and upheld by an appeals court in Milan in April.
It seems the singing nun Sister Cristina's version of Like A Virgin has the Madonna seal of approval, saying their are "Sisters for Life!"Read the full story ›
After winning the Italian version of The Voice Sister Cristina has released her first single, a cover of one of Madonna's best known hits.Read the full story ›
Italian midfielder Alessandro Florenzi was booked after celebrating a goal with a hug from his grandmother.Read the full story ›
Police in Italy release CCTV footage showing a pizza chef fighting back against armed robbers by throwing plates at them.Read the full story ›
UK air passengers are facing major disruption due to a strike by Italian air traffic controllers, with scores of flights cancelled.
The four-hour stoppage tomorrow has led to Ryanair axing 96 flights to and from Italy, including four return services involving flights to and from the UK.
EasyJet has had to cancel up to 60 flights and other UK carriers are also likely to be affected by the action, which lasts from 11.30am to 3.30pm UK time.
The Ryanair cancellations include Manchester-Bologna, Stansted-Ancona, Stansted-Trieste and Liverpool-Pisa.
Ryanair warned that further delays and cancellations are likely and advised passengers to check the status of their flight.
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has won his appeal against a conviction for paying an underage prostitute for sex.
The Milan court threw out the guilty verdict handed down by a lower tribunal last year, which had sentenced Berlusconi to seven years in jail.
Berlusconi was accused of paying for sex with former nightclub dancer Kharima El Mahroug when she was under 18, and of abusing his authority to get her released from police custody over unrelated theft accusations.