Anti-riot police clash with anti-austerity protesters near the Capodimonte museum during the Governing Council of the European Central Bank (ECB) on Thursday in Naples
Actor George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin wave from a boat as they leave after a civil wedding ceremony at the town hall in Venice, Italy on Monday
Hams are greased with lard before drying as part of the Parma ham curing process at Pio Tosini Industria Prosciutti in Langhirano, Italy. Russia announced a one-year ban on a range of foods from the EU and US in retaliation for sanctions over the Ukraine crisis.
Swiss guards in the Vatican’s Clementine Hall before a private meeting between Pope Francis and Marie-Louise Coleiro Preca, president of Malta, on Monday.
George Clooney and his fiancee Amal Alamuddin arrive in Venice, Italy. Clooney, 53, and Alamuddin, 36, are expected to get married this weekend in Venice. Read more
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Ferrari Formula One driver Kimi Räikkönen of Finland leaves the pit during the first practice session of the Italian F1 Grand Prix in Monza, near Milan
Giuseppe Zedde of “Leocorno” or Unicorn parish rides his horse during the last day of practice for the Palio horse race in Siena on Friday
This image shows Italy at night seen from the International Space Station. The photograph was taken by one of the Expedition 40 crew members aboard the International Space Station. Read more
People watch as the wrecked cruise ship Costa Concordia is towed by tugs from Giglio after being refloated, in Isola del Giglio, Italy. The ship is bound for it’s home port of Genoa where it will be dismantled. The Costa Concordia capsized at the island of Giglio in 2012 killing 32 passengers. Read more
The wreck of the Costa Concordia cruise ship, which was hauled upright in September but remained partially submerged, is slowly being refloated near the port of Giglio Island, Italy, on Monday. In one of the biggest maritime disasters, the vessel hit a reef and partly capsized on 13 January 2012, after being steered dangerously close to the island.