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.
More than 10,000 migrants from Gambia made the perilous journey across the Mediterranean to Italy in 2016. DW correspondent Adrian Kriesch met one young Gambian who attempted the trip to Europe but failed to reach his destination. He was lucky to return home alive.
Supporters of the "No" campaign in Italy's constitutional referendum took to the streets in Rome to celebrate after Prime Minister Matteo Renzi announced his defeat and that he would hand in his formal resignation. The majority of citizens voted against proposed constitutional reforms.