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.
The leader of the Catholic Church went off script to denounce the conditions refugees face after entering Europe. Pope Francis was leading a service in Rome for modern-day Christian martyrs when he made the comparison.
This week in Italy, a group of Italian Muslims founded the country’s first-ever think tank, composed both of religious and non-religious members. The new group, called Ihsan, or in Arabic… "excellence", was formed in response to concern about growing Islamphobia in a country that has historically been tolerant. Megan Williams has more from Rome.
Britain prepares for a snap election.Divisions in Turkey following a referendum to extend Erdogan's power. Italy inaugurates its first Muslim think tank. Parallels with Hungary's communist past bring more protestors on to the streets. How welcoming refugees and migrants in Greece is changing lives. And from electric cars in Norway to cycling in Strasbourg, we celebrate green modes of transport.
Earlier this week, Global Witness revealed a series of leaked emails which they say point to the fact that senior decision makers in oil companies knew that money paid for an off shore oil field, off the coast of Nigeria, would go to a convicted money launderer and ex-Nigerian oil minister. Shell and Eni have consistently denied any wrongdoing. But could a case be heard? Megan Williams explains.