Italy

The 15 Best Cities in Europe

There’s something about Spain. OK, Italy too.<p><i>Travel + Leisure</i> readers are in love with the cities in those two countries, which this year make up …

Europe

Italians vote in autonomy referendums in shadow of Catalonia crisis

MILAN (Reuters) - Two wealthy regions of northern Italy began voting on Sunday in referendums for autonomy, ballots that could fan regional tensions in Europe at a time when neighboring Spain is striving to prevent Catalonia from breaking away.<p>Lombardy and Veneto, regions that are both run by the …

Europe

Italians vote in autonomy referendums in shadow of Catalonia crisis

MILAN (Reuters) - Two wealthy regions of northern Italy began voting on Sunday in referendums for autonomy, ballots that could fan regional tensions …

Europe

EU parliament chief 'fears' spread of small nations as Italy regions vote

European Parliament chief Antonio Tajani said Europe should “fear” the spread of small nations as Spain struggled Sunday with the Catalonia crisis …

Brexit

Stolen mosaic from Roman Emperor Caligula's private ship returned to Italy

A floor mosaic from one of Roman Emperor Caligula's opulent private ships, which was stolen after World War II, is on its way back to Italy from the …

Rome

The Latest: Italy's 2 richest regions see votes as historic

The Latest on autonomy referendums in Italy's two richest regions, Lombardy and Veneto (all times local):<p>1:40 p.m.<p>The leaders of Lombardy and Veneto …

News (U.S.)

#ConteOut! Fans turn on Chelsea manager during Watford clash... but they aren't the fans you'd think

What a thriller Saturday afternoon's clash between Chelsea and Watford was.<p>After the Blues took the lead at Stamford Bridge through Pedro, they then …

English Premier League

First Brexit and Catalonia, now Italy holds autonomy referendum

Italy's wealthy northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto are going to vote on whether to take more control over their own affairs. The result of the ballots will not be binding.<p>Italy's wealthy northern regions of Lombardy and Veneto are going to vote on whether to take more control over their own …

Referendums

Will Italy's Lombardy and Veneto follow Catalonia?

The Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto are holding referendums on Sunday in a bid for more autonomy from Rome. But has the crisis in Catalonia …

World News

Chelsea 4-2 Watford: Blues launch superb comeback

The pressure eased slightly on Antonio Conte as Chelsea fought back from 2-1 down to beat Watford 4-2 at Stamford Bridge on Saturday.<p>Chelsea took the …

English Premier League

Chelsea Boss Antonio Conte Praises Side's 'Good Character' After 4-2 Win Over Watford

Chelsea boss Antonio Conte has praised his side after they fought back from 2-1 down to beat Watford 4-2 in a thrilling game of Premier League …

English Premier League

5 minutes with… A Roman marble portrait bust of the Empress Livia | Christie's’

Antiquities specialist Alexandra Olsman admires a 1st-century likeness of ‘one of the most controversial and intriguing characters in all of Roman …

Rome

Milan And Venice Head To Polls In Push For Greater Autonomy From Italy

Voters in Milan and Venice decide Sunday whether they want more autonomy from Italy. The non-binding poll comes on the heels of the violent secessionist effort in Spain's Catalan region.

World News

Conte praises Chelsea's 'incredible spirit'

Chelsea manager Antonio Conte praises his side's "incredible spirit and character" to come from behind and score twice late in the game against Watford.<p><b>MATCH REPORT:</b>Chelsea 4-2 Watford<p><b>Watch all of Saturday's Premier League goals on Match of the Day, BBC One and this website at 22:30 BST.</b>

English Premier League

Napoli's perfect start in Italy ends in draw with Inter

MILAN — Napoli’s perfect start to Serie A finally came to an end on Saturday in an enthralling 0-0 home draw with Inter Milan, the only other …

Soccer

Bologna city guide: what to see plus the best bars, restaurants and hotels

The opening of a foodie theme park will further elevate Bologna’s reputation as Italy’s culinary capital but the city has plenty more to offer, including superb art, music and medieval architecture<p>Europe’s oldest university town (it was founded in 1088) has been a haven for intellectuals and …

Europe

This charming medieval town in Italy will pay you to move there

The mayor of Candela wants the medieval village to return to its prime.<p><b>If you've always dreamed of enjoying la dolce vita, this could be the place</b> …

Medieval

Italian actress who accused Harvey Weinstein of rape leaves country over hostile reaction

An Italian actress who accused Harvey Weinstein of rape has left the country after being taken aback by the hostile reaction to her revelation.<p>Asia Argento alleged the Holywood mogul assaulted her in a hotel room in 1997 earlier this month as she spoke out in a New Yorker magazine expose.<p>The …

Celebrity News

Is This Our Moment of Decline? Lessons From Rome Before the Fall

At the Values Voter Summit this month, former White House strategist Steve Bannon compared Sen. Mitch McConnell to Julius Caesar. New York <i>Times</i> …

Rome

This pizza is made from a 1,000-year-old recipe

The best pizza in Italy? It’s in New York City, of course.<p>Well, officially, it’s in Southern Italy — either in pizza king Naples or in Tramonti, a …

Pizza

Antonio Conte threatens to drop Chelsea stars for questioning his decisions

Antonio Conte has threatened to drop any Chelsea player that questions his decisions in a bid to halt a potential mutiny at the club.<p>The Blues are …

English Premier League

Caligula Artifact Found in New York Home

ROME, Italy — The Roman Emperor Caligula is renowned for his sadistic, debauched rule of ancient Rome that lead to his own assassination after just …

Archaeology

Now that’s Italian: An easygoing, 3-star red plus 4 other wines to try

Exceptional Excellent Very Good<p>Italy probably has more diversity of wines and wine grapes than any other country. Here are just a few to give you a hint of the treasures it has to offer.<p>GREAT VALUE<p>Tenuta di Tavignano Barbarossa Lacrima di Morro d’Alba 2016<p><i>Marche, Italy, $16</i><p>This is the type of wine …

Lifestyle

New Digital Archive Puts Online 4,000 Historic Images of Rome: The Eternal City from the 16th to 20th Centuries

The poet Tibullus first described Rome as "The Eternal City" in the first century BC, and that evocative nickname has stuck over the thousands of …

Culture

17 million Nigerians living abroad, says government

PHOTO: MBTN Global<p><b>• 36,000 illegal immigrants arrive in Europe by sea</b><br>The Federal Government has declared that no fewer than 17 million Nigerian are …

Nigeria

Jose Mourinho responds to Antonio Conte criticism

Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho bit back at Chelsea manager Antonio Conte last night and admitted he ‘doesn’t speak’ to the Italian.<p>Conte …

English Premier League

Power to the people: 2 Italy regions to hold autonomy votes

next<p>prev<p>VERONA, Italy – It is greater autonomy __ not independence __ that two of Italy's wealthiest regions are seeking in a pair of referendums Sunday, yet Catalonia's secessionist ambitions in nearby Spain loom large over the debate.<p>The presidents of Lombardy and Veneto in northern Italy are …

Europe

Best family holidays: Why Italy is the place to go with the kids

Italy’s next, they say. Economic meltdown looms. Everything’s so expensive now. The politics is falling apart. What prospects are there for the …

Travel

The backlash against tourism: what travelers can do

In the last few months, there’s been a backlash against tourism. Protests in Barcelona, anger in Venice over rising rents and locals being pushed out …

Tourism

Tour an Italian Chef's Apartment (in an Old Castle!)

<b>Name:</b> Lucas Migliorelli <b><br>Location</b>: Vicenza, Italy <b><br>Size</b>: 750 square feet <b><br>Years lived in</b>: 4 years, renting<p>Walking into Lucas Migliorelli's home is like …

Europe