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.
Citing progress in the investigation into the 2016 torture and murder of an Italian scholar, Rome is sending its ambassador back to Cairo. The foreign ministry insists pressure for justice will be maintained.
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It's the height of tourist season here in Europe. Guests from all over the world are flocking to the continents most beautiful cities and regions, and of course, the Europeans themselves are taking advantage of open borders and heading south to their favorite resort. But this summer things seem to have reached a tipping point, with angry locals saying things have gotten out of hand.