Giovanni Blanchietti Lorenzo is 60 years old and lives on Alicudi, an island in the province of Messina. He provides tourist accommodation, loves good food and wants to live to be 200.
The island is part of the Aeolian archipelago, north of Sicily.
Rome is determined to stick to fundamental aspects of its 2019 budget despite pressure from Brussels, according to Italian Economy Minister Giovanni Tria. The EU believes Italy's plans are "overly optimistic" and risky.
The European Commission's new rejection of the Italian budget is the first step in disciplinary procedures that may lead to hefty fines. In its report, the Commission said Italy has "seriously violated" EU budget rules.
Rescue divers have retrieved nine bodies from a flooded house on the southern Italian island of Sicily. Around 30 people have been killed in massive floods, landslides and storms across the country.
Italian police are hunting for clues after the discovery of a human skeleton on the grounds of the Vatican embassy in Rome. The grisly find has led to speculation about the fate of a schoolgirl who disappeared in 1983.
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