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League party leader Matteo Salvini during an anti-government demonstration in Rome last October. Photograph: Remo Casilli/Reuters

When Alan Fabbri was growing up near the northern Italian city of Ferrara in the 1990s he engaged in an act of teenage rebellion that surprised his fr(...)

 A ‘sardines’ supporter is seen during a rally by the grassroots movement in Rome, Italy. Photograph: Angelo Carconi/EPA

Tens of thousands of people joined a demonstration in central Rome on Saturday organised by a grassroots movement known as “the sardines”, launched on(...)

In Lecce, there are plenty of restaurants for dinner. Most are Italian, but you can also find a selection of Greek and Turkish places too. Photograph: iStock

For me, Italy is the ultimate country to visit on holiday: stunning architecture, beautiful scenery, great food and wine, and you can’t help but stumb(...)

Sicily’s Taormina, and the Mediterranean Sea

An abundance of great art, historic monuments, stunning locations and some of the best food you’ll eat anywhere: is it any wonder that Italy is one of(...)

Umbria has a rich cultural history,  and its countryside is dotted with towns that make delightful day-long diversions.

Are there still parts of Italy that are undiscovered country for Irish tourists? Many Irish people will at some point have seen a friend married in It(...)

Silvio Berlusconi, former Italian prime minister and founder of Forza Italia, on an Italian TV show in  January. Photograph: Getty Images

With his perfectly dyed dark hair and his ivory-white teeth glistening in the lights of the television studio, Silvio Berlusconi – the octogenarian co(...)

O’Hanlon Property is seeking €120,000 for this three-bedroom house on a hectare (1.2 acres) in Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan France: Dordogne (...)

Patricia Crotty with her husband and daughters: ‘Most of the areas at highest risk have been evacuated.’

Central Italy was hit again by earthquakes yesterday, for the third time in the last six months. Irish people living in the affected region have shar(...)

The best time to travel solo is in spring and autumn, when hotels are not so full and more likely to charge lower rates.

People travel alone for lots of different reasons but it can be difficult and expensive to find a suitable holiday. The cost of going solo can also be(...)

The mayor of the town of L’Aquila, Massimo Cialente, speaks on his mobile phone as he checks the damage after the strong earthquake hit  central Italy. Photograph: Alberto Orsini/EPA

On the morning the clocks went back, your correspondent was asleep, enjoying the extra hour, when we were rudely awakened at 7.41am. There was the (...)

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