Ignazio Marino

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Italy’s newly elected prime minister Paolo Gentiloni: he represents a serious contrast with his predecessor. Photograph: Claudio Peri/EPA

Paolo Gentiloni, Italy’s newly appointed prime minister, is nothing if not a “safe pair of hands”. It is indicative that when commentators go looking (...)

Five Star Movement  candidate Virginia Raggi is expected to  win  Sunday’s first round as well as the run-off vote in two weeks’ time. Photograph:  Vincenzo Pinto/AFP/Getty Images

Rome goes to the ballot box this weekend for what may prove to be a landmark mayoral contest. Not only is it probable that this election will mark ano(...)

Supporters of same-sex civil union kiss holding alarm clocks “to wake up Italy” on Saturday near the Pantheon in central Rome. An estimated one million people took to the streets of Italy, to signal their support for civil union legislation. Photograph: Alberto Pizzoli/AFP/Getty Images

Just one week before a civil union Bill intended to legalise unmarried heterosexual and homosexual unions comes before the Italian Senate, Pope Franci(...)

Kentucky’s Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis who was jailed for refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Photograph: Reuters

On the eve of the Synod on the Family, where questions of same-sex marriage will arise, a high-profile cardinal has said that “homosexual unions” are (...)

Mourners surround an ornate hearse, pulled by six black-plumed horses, carrying the body of Vittorio Casamonica to the Rome suburbs where his funeral Mass was celebrated on August 20th. Photograph: Reuters

As Rome funerals go, it was hardly your understated, run-of-the-mill event. For a start, the ornate hearse was pulled by six black horses. For a secon(...)

Massimo Carminati, a former member of the NAR neo-fascist terrorist group and of the Banda della Magliana crime gang, is arrested by Italian Carabinieri Rome as part of the “Middle Earth” operation. Photograph: Italian Carabinieri Press Office/EPA

Roman public opinion is in a state of shock following the arrest on Tuesday of 37 people, — most of them involved in the administration of the “Eterna(...)

With Rome bracing itself for an influx of an estimated 1 million tourists and pilgrims, Italian Water Police patrol the Tiber river close to the Vatican City area. Photograph: Claudio Peri/EPA.

Sainthood is all very well but at the end of this historic Roman weekend who is going to pick up the tab? The man asking that very practical qu(...)

 Mayor of Albano Laziale Nicola Marini during the demonstration at funeral location of Nazi war criminal Erich Priebke yesterday. Photograph: Getty

A leading rabbi praised Italian protesters who blocked the funeral of a convicted Nazi war criminal as Italy marked the 70th anniversary of the deport(...)

Centre-left Ignazio Marino celebrates after being elected new mayor of Rome.

Italian politics has produced yet another helter-skelter moment with the centre-left Democratic Party (PD) walking away with almost all the spoils in (...)

Italy’s prime minister Enrico Letta heads a coalition government with Silvio Berlusconi’s People of Freedom party.  Photograph: Laurent Dubrule/Reuters

After a winter of discontent, the Italian centre-left Democratic Party (PD) finally received some good news at last weekend’s nationwide local electio(...)