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.
In Milan, Chinese finger food is becoming such a trend that its Chinatown is reportedly the country's fastest growing real estate area. This zesty neighborhood is an example of the collaboration between China and Italy.
A diplomatic row over UK ambassador’s leaked cables – A change of political pace in Greece - Finland gets tough on climate action – Frenchman dies in controversial right-to-die case - The Nordic diet goes mainstream – UK Jews push for German citizenship – Trade tariff tension between Serbia and Kosovo – Debate in Italy over social housing for Roma – Rapping in Russia
Italy is home to up to 180,000 Roma and Sinti. Around 40,000 of them live in camps, often in squalid conditions without proper sanitation. The government wants to close these camps and move their residents into social housing. But when Roma families are assigned a flat, there's often uproar in the neighbourhood. Angelo van Schaik reports from Rome.
The Italian interior minister toured the Sicilian center with politicians and reporters, calling it a haven for drugs, prostitution and violence. Salvini has said he wants to deploy military ships to keep migrants away.
Malta said it will accept migrants from a rescue vessel that had been headed toward Italy. A second boat with rescued migrants is also sailing for Lampedusa, where Italian officials have said it won't be allowed to dock.