Italy faces political crisis in COVID-19 fightAs PM scrambles to find enough allies to survive confidence votes, lockdown rules are being extended - meaning more misery for businesses.
Europe's week: Netherlands and Italy plunged into crisis, Pompeo snubbed by EUBoth the Dutch and Italian governments began to fray over separate scandals and US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo realised he may not be so welcome in Europe any more.
Artists lockdown at Italian theatre to create a play about confinementThe play will be performed for one night only when theatres are allowed to reopen across Italy.
COVID-friendly cuddle room boosts pensioners in southern ItalyThe inflatable installation allows retirement home residents to have contact with relatives without fear of picking up the virus.
Italy thrown into political crisis as Renzi sinks government
Italy's government plunged into crisis after junior coalition partner quitsFormer Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, who leads Italia Viva, withdrew support from the government.