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Valentino: Storming runway with effortless couture

Valentino: Storming runway with effortless couture

Nearly a year in and Valentino caterwauled its response to pandemic with the showcase of its Haute Couture Spring Summer 2021 collection — Code Temporal — virtually.

Insect invaders threaten Rome's iconic pines

Insect invaders threaten Rome's iconic pines

Rome's majestic umbrella pines are as much part of the landscape as the ruins and cobbled streets, but they are under threat from a tiny insect invader -- the pine tortoise scale.

Millions return to school in Italy after virus closure

Millions return to school in Italy after virus closure

Millions of Italian children returned to the classroom today as most schools reopened more than six months after they were closed to curb the coronavirus pandemic.

Woman fined for taking turtle for a walk in Rome

Woman fined for taking turtle for a walk in Rome

An Italian woman who took her pizza-sized turtle out for a walk has been fined 400 euros ($440) by the Roman police for breaking strict coronavirus confinement rules.

Qatar participates in Nato anniversary celebration

Qatar participates in Nato anniversary celebration

Qatar participated in the celebration of the tenth anniversary of the establishment of the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (Nato) in Rome.

Rome court overrides Salvini, says migrant ship can enter Italy's waters

Rome court overrides Salvini, says migrant ship can enter Italy's waters

A Rome administrative court ruled on Wednesday that a Spanish rescue ship carrying 160 migrants should be allowed to enter Italian territorial waters in defiance of a ban imposed by Interior Minister Matteo Salvini.

Rome bans sitting on Spanish Steps, puzzling hot, tired tourists

Rome bans sitting on Spanish Steps, puzzling hot, tired tourists

You can walk up and down Rome's famed Spanish Steps all you want but don't try sitting down to take in the moment any more because police will shoo you away with a whistle and threaten you with a fine.

Migrants disembark in Italy as Rome vows to continue hard line

Migrants disembark in Italy as Rome vows to continue hard line

Migrants forced to remain on board the ship that rescued them off the coast of Libya almost two weeks ago stepped onto dry land in Sicily on Thursday ...

Tourist buses block Rome traffic in protest against ban

Tourist buses block Rome traffic in protest against ban

Hundreds of tourist buses blocked Rome traffic for several hours on Thursday, as drivers protested a plan to ban their vehicles from the centre to reduce air pollution and noise.

Surging in the polls, Italy's Salvini stages mass Rome rally

Surging in the polls, Italy's Salvini stages mass Rome rally

Italian Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini filled one of Rome's main squares with tens of thousands of flag-waving supporters on Saturday in a rally that underscored the growing predominance of his rightist League party.

Italy PM 'confident' Rome can avoid EU sanctions over budget

Italy PM 'confident' Rome can avoid EU sanctions over budget

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said he was ‘confident’ Rome could avoid unprecedented EU sanctions over its big-spending budget, rejected by Brussels, following talks with European Commission ...

EU moves to discipline Italy over budget, Rome stays defiant

EU moves to discipline Italy over budget, Rome stays defiant

The European Commission took the first step on Wednesday toward disciplining Italy over its expansionary 2019 budget after Rome refused to change it ...