League party leader Matteo Salvini addresses the media  in Milan on Monday. Photograph:  Piero Cruciatti/AFP via Getty Images

Matteo Salvini’s anti-migration opposition League party suffered a disappointing round of regional election results in Italy as it failed to win in th(...)

Supporters of proposed legislation that would explicitly recognise discrimination against women and LBGT people demonstrate in Rome on July 16th. Photograph:  Simona Granati/Corbis/Getty Images

Three weeks on from the brutal attack in the Italian city of Pescara that left a young gay man needing reconstructive facial surgery, Lorenzo has join(...)

 Lega leader Matteo Salvini: the party represents Italy’s wealthy north and taxpayers who resent corruption. Photograph: Daniel Dal Zennaro

Italy’s president Sergio Mattarella has one hell of a dilemma. Normally it’s simple. He asks the largest party in parliament to see if it can put toge(...)

Leader of the far-right Brothers of Italy party, Giorgia Meloni, arrives  to attend a political rally in Rome on  January 23rd. Photograph: Remo Casilli/Reuters

When Giorgia Meloni was searching for a location to launch her campaign for Italy’s general election, she chose the city of Latina, founded by the fas(...)

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(...)