A measure in Italy’s 2019 budget law will allow the local government in Venice to charge day-trippers for access to the city’s historic center as a way to help defray the considerable costs of maintaining a popular tourist destination built on water, the mayor said.
The Mediterranean island nation of Malta needs better checks and balances, with the prime minister’s powers currently eclipsing other institutions, experts from Europe’s top human rights body said on Friday.
Italy raised the pressure Thursday on Egypt for concrete answers to the brutal torture and murder of an Italian researcher nearly two years ago.
Heavy rains and high winds buffeting much of Italy have killed 11 people over two days, officials said Tuesday.
Venice was inundated by an exceptional high tide Monday, putting three-quarters of the famed Italian lagoon city under water as large swathes of the rest of Italy experienced flooding and heavy winds that toppled trees, killing four people.
Milan Fashion Week launched Wednesday on a note of optimism with news that sales have reached pre-crisis levels.
Italian prosecutors on Tuesday opened a criminal investigation into the deaths of at least 10 people swept away by a flash flood as they hiked through a narrow gorge in the southern region of Calabria.
A bridge over an industrial area in the Italian city of Genova partially collapsed during a sudden and violent storm on Tuesday, leaving vehicles crushed in the rubble below.
The European Commission said Monday that it is contact with a number of member states to identify a country willing to take 141 migrants picked up by a rescue ship, after the French groups operating the ship appealed for a safe port and Italy said Britain should take responsibility.
Italy’s prime minister visited people who were injured when a truck carrying highly flammable gas crashed and exploded on a highway near Bologna, saying Tuesday it was important to understand what happened to prevent future tragedies.