Venice is a place with a long tradition of convincing outsiders of its uniqueness. This tradition may continue to shape the way the world sees the city today — and could be what ends up helping the city survive.
San Piero Patti, a picturesque, Sicilian town of less than 3,000 people, is taking extreme measures to try and bring new life to the region — including selling some of its abandoned houses for less than a shot of espresso. But will it work?
The cuts have wiped out all integration initiatives for asylum-seekers. In many cases, centers can no longer provide language and culture classes, professional training, public transport vouchers, psychological support, medical care or legal aid.
After two weeks at sea, the dreadlocked 31-year-old captain, Carola Rackete, has become a symbol of defiance for challenging the authority of minister Matteo Salvini, known as "Il Capitano" at home for closing ports to non-government rescue ships.
With no rights to speak of, undocumented migrants and refugees in Italy are vulnerable to exploitation by unscrupulous "padroni" and criminal gangs, including the mafia, who controls Italy's agricultural sector.
Amid all the cards, flowers and chocolates being given and received today, we're sparing a thought for the original Saint Valentine. He was a Christian martyr, reportedly killed in the 3rd century. Question is where?
An Italian judge indicted Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on charges that he paid for sex with a 17-year-old girl. The prime minister has denied any wrongdoing. The New York Times' Rachel Donadio reports from Rome.
Silvio Berlusconi was officially indicated yesterday on charges of paying for sex with an under-aged prostitute and abusing the power of his office to cover it up. We talk with Duncan Kennedy, BBC reporter in Rome, for the latest.
The shores of a Mediterranean island are on our radar today. It's part of Italy, the largest the three Pelagian Islands south of Sicily. Thousands of Tunisians recently fled to this tiny Italian outpost. Can you name the Italian island they've landed on?
We're looking for a city in Tuscany for our Geo Quiz today. It's known for its fabrics, its delicious biscotti, and now for its growing Chinese community. The city has the second largest Chinese immigrant population in Italy.
Nancy Greenleese reports that the leaders of Italy and Romania have forged an agreement to try to calm a storm between their two countries. Rome outraged Bucharest last week when it started deporting Romanian immigrants under an emergency decree. The deportations were sparked by a series of brutal muggings of Italians. Immigrants from Romania were linked to many of the crimes.