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Pisa's Square of Miracles with cathedral and Leaning Tower. Franco Origlia/Getty Images hide caption

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Long A Bastion Of The Left, Tuscany Is Turning Hard Right

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Trash piles in Monteverde, a residential neighborhood in Rome. During this scorching summer, the city's residents and visitors are being tested by a massive trash crisis. Sylvia Poggioli/NPR hide caption

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In Rome, Uncollected Trash Festers In Scorching Heat

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A handful of young upstarts are changing Naples' traditional pizza-making habits, bolstered by a new flour called Nuvola (Italian for "cloud"), developed by Italian miller Caputo. Courtesy of Carlo Sammarco hide caption

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The MSC Opera cruise ship rammed into a dock and a tourist riverboat on a busy canal in Venice, Italy. An investigation is underway into the cause of the crash. Luca Bruno/AP hide caption

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Matteo Salvini (center), flanked by European nationalist leaders, attends a rally ahead of the May 23-26 European parliamentary elections, in Milan on Saturday. Luca Bruno/AP hide caption

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Italy's Matteo Salvini Hopes To Lead Nationalist Wave In Upcoming European Elections

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Migrants disembark from the motor tanker El Hiblu 1 in Valletta's Grand Harbour after Maltese armed forces took control of the vessel on Thursday. Jonathan Borg/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Art thieves tried to steal a painting by Pieter Brueghel the Younger (1564-1638), but the artwork, titled The Crucifixion, had been switched out for a copy. PHAS/UIG via Getty Images hide caption

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Thieves Steal A Famous Painting From An Italian Church — But Don't Worry, It's Fake

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Sebastiano Ridolfi tries on the costume of Papà del Gnoco, or "Gnocchi Dad," the Santa-esque figure who's the symbol of the gnocchi-themed pre-Lent celebration in Verona, Italy. Although Ridolfi didn't win the election to be Papà del Gnoco, he was received warmly by the crowd and remains committed to challenging traditions. Andrea Di Martino hide caption

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Wim Janssen, one of the musicians involved in the recording project, plays a viola made by master luthier Girolamo Amati in 1615. Courtesy of Native Instruments hide caption

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An Italian Town Fell Silent So The Sounds Of A Stradivarius Could Be Preserved

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The flag of North Korea waves inside the compound of the North Korean embassy in Rome. North Korea's acting ambassador to Italy, Jo Song Gil, went into hiding with his wife in November, according to South Korea's National Intelligence Service. Andrew Medichini/AP hide caption

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Migrants walk toward a snow-covered pass to cross the border from Italy to France, in January 2018 near Bardonecchia, Italian Alps. Piero Cruciatti/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rejected By Italy, Thousands Of Migrants From Africa Risk The Alps To Reach France

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