ROME (Reuters) - A man climbed onto a ledge on the dome of St Peter's Basilica on Monday and unfurled a banner protesting against a "political horror show", an apparent reference to Italy's embattled coalition struggling with recession and high unemployment. Full story
A union of Italian metal workers has led thousands of people in a march through the heart of Rome to press the new government for measures to spur job creation. Full story
ROME (Reuters) - An encyclopedia of Italian political slang has shone a light on a colorful and Byzantine world where lawmakers and journalists speak a language you won't find in any ordinary dictionary. Full story
NBC’s Keir Simmons takes a walk through the secret passageways of a place that offers a rare glimpse of history and the secrets of Italy’s rulers, and helped inspire Dan Brown’s new book, “Inferno.”
Six people died and three are missing after a cargo ship ran into a control tower in Genoa, Italy. NBCNews.com's Dara Brown reports.
Amateur video shows a tornado touching down in the villages near Bologna, Italy. NBC’s Craig Melvin shares more details.
CNBC's Kelly Evans reports on all the market moving events from Europe, as political concerns in Italy softened after its President agreed to stay for another term.
Italian border police intercepted a ton of gold bullion worth nearly $6 million on the border with Switzerland on Easter Sunday. NBCNews.com's Alex Witt reports.
Italy's Vincenzo Nibali climbs during the 146km 15th stage of the Giro d'Italia, from Cesana to Col du Galibier May 19, 2013. REUTERS/Stringer
Italian businessman Marcello di Finizio stands by his banner with writings against the Italian Government and the Euro as he protests on St. Peter's 130-meter-high (42-feet-high) dome, at the Vatican, Tuesday, May 21, 2013. Di Finizio eluded Vatican security Monday and scaled the dome of St. Peter's
Italian actress Claudia Cardinale poses on the red carpet as she arrives for the screening of the film "Behind the Candelabra" in competition during the 66th Cannes Film Festival in Cannes May 21, 2013. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau (FRANCE - Tags: ENTERTAINMENT)
Italian businessman Marcello De Finizio stands on the dome of the St Peter's basilica to protest against austerity measures on May 20, 2013 at The Vatican. The businessman hung up a banner reading: " Stop this massacre, the political horror show continues....help us Pope Francis... ". Italy's nat