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.
Amnesty International has awarded its human rights prize to the luventa10, crew members of a sea rescue ship that saved refugees stranded at sea. The activists currently face human trafficking charges in Italy.
In the 1990's German artist Gunter Demnig created a project to commemorate the victims of Nazism: 'Stolpersteine' or 'stumbling stones' — small brass blocks set into pavements. He's on the road for over 300 days a year, laying these commemorative memorials in front of the victims' former homes. One of Gunter Demnig's most recent stops was the north Italian city of Bologna. Dany Mitzman reports.