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.
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With only about 50 individuals left, Marsican bears live exclusively in an area of central Italy. As the rare bear ventures ever more often into human settlements, locals and officials are struggling to balance conservation with security of livestock and people.