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.
On this week’s programme: The widely revered civil society leader Sombath Somphone is believed to have been abducted in Laos in 2012. We'll hear from his wife, who is still haunted by her husband's disappearance. We'll also hear how tenants in Berlin are fighting back against rent hikes. And the heated debate in Italy over whether Roma people should be given public housing.
Matteo Salvini's call for a swift no-confidence vote is rejected by the Italian Senate —Downplaying lead contamination at the Notre Dame reconstruction site? — The Fridays for Future climate movement turns one — Protests against 'fast fashion' clothing chain Primark's arrival in Bonn — Europe's e-scooter revolution reaches Slovakia — and more!
Afghanistan marks the 100th anniversary of its independence on August 19. DW spoke with Afghan Princess India, who has been living in Italy for decades. The 90-year-old princess talked about her father, King Amanullah Khan, and shared some memories about her life in exile.
The anti-establishment, populist M5S party has closed ranks ahead of a possible confidence vote in parliament. It stopped short of completely cutting ties with Interior Minister Salvini's far-right League party, however.