European Union and NATO member, home to roughly 60 million people. The eurozone's third-largest economy, Italy shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino and Vatican City.
Italy's capital and largest city is Rome, although rivals including Florence, Milan and Venice all played key roles in the region's past. This page collates DW's latest content related to Italy.
A refugee NGO in Italy is hoping that the country's new populist government will fail to implement the hardline immigration reforms promised during the election campaign. DW's Bernd Riegert reports from Rome.
Ambitious spending plans by Italy's new coalition, and potentially a political unknown as prime minister, have put investors on edge. Some commentators think the effects will also be felt by the entire eurozone.