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Firefighters and police officers stand by the gutted remains of a bus in San Donato Milanese, near Milan, Italy.  Photograpgh: Daniele Bennati/ANSA via AP

A bus full of schoolchildren was hijacked and set on fire by its own driver on Wednesday in an apparent protest against migrant drownings in the Medit(...)

Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte. Photograph: Getty Images

Italy’s populist government failed to thrash out a new deficit target for the European Union in late night talks but cracks are starting to show in it(...)

A view of the crashed escalator at the ‘Repubblica’ subway station in Rome. Photograph: Vigili del Fuoco/AP

Italian transport unions, consumer associations and Rome residents have called for a full investigation into the maintenance and safety of the city’s (...)

Mourners gather at the  funeral Mass for victims of the Genoa bridge disaster in the  Fiera di Genova exhibition centre. Photograph: AP

Italian toll-road operator Autostrade per l’Italia on Saturday stopped short of apologising for the bridge disaster in Genoa as it pledged to rebuild (...)

A general view of the collapsed Morandi Bridge in  Genoa, Italy. Photograph: Stefano Rellandini/Reuters

At least 35 people were killed when a bridge collapsed in the Italian port city of Genoa, police said on Wednesday after firemen worked through the ni(...)

 Matteo Renzi was prime minister of Italy from February 2014 to December 2016. Photograph: Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images

Former prime minister of Italy, Matteo Renzi, has formally resigned as leader of the Democratic Party following its crushing defeat in the latest parl(...)

A large sinkhole opened in a street of a residential area in Rome this week. Photograph: Massimo Percossi/ANSA via AP

Authorities in Rome have launched an investigation after a 30ft-wide sinkhole swallowed half a dozen cars on a residential street. No one was injured(...)

The mayor of Venice has pledged action after four Japanese tourists said they were presented with a bill of €1,100 for four steaks and a plate of mixed grilled fish. File photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

The police chief and mayor of Venice have pledged action after four Japanese tourists said they were presented in a restaurant with a bill of €1,100 f(...)

Italy’s former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi  on  a TV talk show in Rome last week. Photograph: Reuters/Remo Casilli

Italy’s financial police have filed reports about possible suspicious activity regarding the sale of the AC Milan soccer club by Silvio Berlusconi’s i(...)

Migrants rescued by the European Union’s Operation Sophia in the Mediterranean on Friday.  Photograph: Facebook

Rescuers pulled 700 people to safety in the Mediterranean and found 23 bodies during one operation on Friday, an Italian coastguard spokesman said, th(...)

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