WATCH: Juventus star urges his 4.3 million fans to visit Malta

One of Italy’s top footballers has urged his 4.3 million followers on social media to visit Malta. Former Juventus legend Claudio Marchisio spent the weekend in Malta – and thoroughly enjoyed every minute.  The ex-Italian national team player was also named as the Honorary President of the Maltese Juventus supporters club, Juventus Club Malta Cuore […]

Couple face jail for taking sand from Sardinia beach

We’ve all been tempted to bring a little bit of paradise home from our holidays. But the urge has backfired on a French couple, who are facing up to six years in prison for removing sand from a beach in Sardinia. They allegedly ‘stole’ around 40kg of sand from Chia beach on the Mediterranean island. […]

Giuseppe Conte resigns as Italy’s Prime Minister

Italy’s Prime Minister has announced he will resign. Giuseppe Conte made the announcement on Tuesday afternoon after delivering a blistering attack against his coalition partner and Matteo Salvini. It comes after interior minister Mr Salvini, pictured below, tabled a no confidence motion against the prime minister, withdrawing support for the populist government. In response, Mr […]

Italian Olympic swimming hero rescues drowning man

An Italian Olympic swimmer has been hailed a hero after he rescued a drowning man off the coast of Sardinia. Filippo Magnini, 37, was relaxing with his girlfriend when he heard cries for help and launched into action. The former world champion swimmer stepped in to save Andrea Benedetto, who had reportedly been floating on […]

Are these the most patriotic benches in Malta?

These must be the most patriotic public benches in the Maltese Islands. The so-called ‘flag benches’ have been installed in Qawra to help give the popular promenade a splash of colour this summer. The idea is that you choose your country, sit down and then relax and admire the sea view. So far the seats […]

Italy wins bid to host 2026 Winter Olympics

Italy will host the 2026 Winter Olympics in 2026. The International Olympic Committee voted by 47 votes to 34, in favour of Italy’s bid to stage the games rather than Stockholm in Sweden. Ice hockey and skating will be held in Milan and most of the skiing events will take place in the resort of […]

Sarri leaves Chelsea take over as Juventus boss

Chelsea have announced manager Maurizio Sarri has left the club to take charge of Italian champions Juventus. The Blues and Juventus have agreed a compensation package, understood to be in excess of £5million, for Sarri, 60, who signed a three-year deal with Chelsea when appointed last summer. ‘Maurizio Sarri is leaving Chelsea Football Club to […]

Rome bans tourists from going topless and eating messy food

Rome is cracking down on bad tourist behaviour. The Italian capital city has come up with a series of new rules that cover everything from eating in public to paddling in water fountains. Men have been banned from going topless in public and the practice of attaching ‘love padlocks’ to bridges is also a no-no, […]

Inter Milan star pays for migrant girl’s school lunches

A millionaire Italian footballer has stepped in to pay for a migrant girl’s school lunches because her family cannot afford to pay for the school meal fees. Inter Milan star Antonio Candreva came forward after he learned the eight-year-old child was in tears when she was forced to eat tuna on crackers instead of the […]

Ronaldo sends Juve into Champions League quarter-final

Cristiano Ronaldo has claimed his hat-trick against Atletico Madrid was ‘the reason Juventus signed me’. The Italian giants reached the quarter finals of the Champions League following the 3-0 victory on Tuesday night. The 33-year-old scored his eighth Champions League hat-trick thanks two towering headers in either half. He then showed ice cool nerves to […]

No more Inter for this Italian referee

Too evident, too decisive. The decision to allow a non-existent penealty 11 minutes in injury time to Fiorentina against Inter has been considered as a grevious one. This means that Rosario Abisso will be out for at least a whole month and most probably will not be allowed to referee another Inter match until next […]

Sicilian town sells homes for €1 – but there’s a catch

Buying your first home in Malta isn’t cheap. Property values have soared in recent years – with Maltese house price rises now the second highest in EU. So if you’re struggling to get on to the property ladder, how about considering a home across the sea in Sicily? The Italian town of Sambuca is offering […]

Chelsea and Italy football legend reveals cancer battle

Former Chelsea manager Gianluca Vialli has revealed he battled cancer for almost a year but is now ‘very well’. The 54-year-old has written about his illness in a new book, and told Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera he hopes his experiences can be useful to others. He said: ‘I’m fine now, very well indeed. It’s […]