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Monti Scìaga, Switzerland

A rustic Swiss mountain village near Milan and Lake Como is the latest to sell off homes for $1

The village is proposing to give away nine homes for $1, so long as the buyers commit to renovating them.
The Costa Deliziosa nearly clipped a cafe in Venice on Sunday.

Video shows the moment a cruise ship nearly plowed into a Venice cafe during a storm

The incident happened on Sunday, as the Costa Deliziosa was being pulled out of the lagoon by tug boats.
Positano, Amalfi Coast, Italy.

Positano — the colorful, Instagram-famous town on Italy’s Amalfi Coast — is almost comically beautiful, but be prepared to deal with...

I went all the way to southern Italy to find out whether Positano was just an Instagram thirst trap, or if it had a soul of its own.
Welcome to Capri.

2 restaurant views show how different visiting the glittering island of Capri is if you’re not loaded with cash

Lunch at the five-star Hotel Punta Tragara's Le Monzù restaurant was a stark contrast with the tourist traps you find by Marina Grande.
An actor in blackface portraying former President Barack Obama in a since-deleted Alitalia promotional video.

Italy’s flagship airline apologizes and takes down promotional video featuring an actor in blackface pretending to be Obama

Alitalia's ad featured an actor in dark makeup and an enlarged nose playing the former president. The airline defended the video before apologizing.
Tourists in Pompeii shelter in the shade.

I visited Pompeii in the middle of Europe’s deadly heat wave, and I couldn’t believe how many tourists braved the sweltering temperatures

Naples, near Pompeii, is among the sixteen cities in Italy on red alert this week as temperatures hit 106 degrees Fahrenheit. Unfortunately, that's where I am right now.

Bathing in fountains, new speed limits, and running naked down the freezer aisle: Here are all the ways people are trying to keep cool in Europe’...

A 32-year-old man in Hemer, western Germany, stripped naked and ran through the frozen aisle in a supermarket, local media reported.
An island for sale off the coast of Italy will accept offers in the $2.2 million range.

For $2.2 million, you can buy a 2-bedroom Manhattan apartment — or a 37-acre private island off the coast of Italy

The only structure on the island, which sits less than 1,000 feet off the coast of Sicily, is a 16th-century tower in need of restoration.
The statue of General Alfonso Ferrero della Marmora in Turin, Italy.

A 23-year-old American tourist was reportedly rushed to the hospital after falling from a statue in Italy during a night out drinking with friends

Local reports state that the young man, who has not been named, may have climbed the statue to take a selfie.
The deal is off.

French politics killed the Fiat Chrysler-Renault merger

The major challenge with the proposed deal was always going to be with the French government, which controls 15% of Renault.