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People walk on a catwalk in the flooded St.Mark's Square during a period of seasonal high water in Venice

15 photos that show the rising floods in Venice, as the city’s high-water season kicks off

Venice's annual high-water season causes flooding across the city, and residents and tourists alike continue their daily activities despite it.
Volterra, Italy, was beautiful in real life.

I’m a ‘Twilight’ superfan who visited the famous Italian city from the franchise, and it did not disappoint

Volterra, Italy, is where the killer royal vampires live in the books and movies, but it's actually a beautiful town in Tuscany.
Holocaust survivor Liliana Segre appears on Italy's "Che Tempo Che Fa" TV show in January 2018.

An 89-year-old Holocaust survivor is under police protection in Italy after receiving far-right death threats

Liliana Segre, a survivor of Auschwitz and Italian senator for life, received a police escort after receiving on average 200 threats a day.
Sibilia was appointed at is host at the Italian FA in 2017.

An Italian youth football team plans to wear blackface as an anti-racism gesture, and it has the support of the Italian FA

Cosimo Sibilia said he hopes Aurora Desio Calcio's campaign "will see the widest participation possible."
Costa Cruises has a new venture that's perfect for those who love chocolate.

You can now book a European cruise that’s entirely dedicated to chocolate

The eight-day trip around Italy, Spain, and Malta includes pastry-making classes, chocolate tastings, and even a trip to a chocolate museum.
A busy canal in Venice, Italy.

An Israeli tourist in Venice took a currency exchange worker hostage after complaining he got a bad rate, police say

The 46-year-old man was trying to exchange $100 into euros but didn't like the amount of money he got back, multiple reports cited police as saying.
The Moon Star Shoes are reportedly worth nearly $20 million.

An Italian designer debuted a pair of heels reportedly worth $20 million, made of solid gold, 30 carats of diamonds, and meteorite — and he clai...

Antonio Vietri debuted The Moon Star Shoes earlier this month in Dubai Marina as part of MIDE (Made in Italy, Designed in Emirates) Fashion Week.
You'll want to try all of the gelato flavors.

14 foods you shouldn’t leave Italy without trying

From its fresh pizza to the creamy pasta dishes and delicious desserts, Italy is a can't-miss destination for foodies.
Pallini limoncello.

3 red flags that tell you you’re drinking bad limoncello

It turns out limoncello isn't always the sickly sweet, syrupy drink you're often given for free after a meal in an Italian restaurant.
Greta Thunberg speaks at the COP24 on climate change in Katowice, Poland.

An effigy of teenage climate change activist Greta Thunberg was hung from a bridge in Rome

The Mayor of Rome Virginia Raggi condemned the act as "shameful," and expressed solidarity with Thunberg and her family.