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    Video: How this Ferrari 250 GTE became Rome's most famous police car
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    We're used to seeing fancy cars gifted to or bought by certain international police forces today, but the story of this 1962 Ferrari 250 GTE goes well beyond a gift. Because Rome's anti-organized-crime unit, Squadra Mobile, was doing a terrific job in the early '60s, the Italian president asked ...

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    Report: Italians buy more bikes than cars for the first time since WWII
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    In the midst of economic turmoil in Europe, more Italians are turning to bikes as their preferred mode of transportation. Such is the bicycle's popularity in Italy that purchases of the pedal-powered two wheelers have eclipsed automobile sales for the first time since World War II. According to ...

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    Video: Italian bus driver fired for driving with elbows while using two phones
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    The Italians sure do know how to live. Their vehicles are more beautiful, their meals more delicious and their bus drivers more distracted. Just take a look at the video after the jump to see what we mean. While jostling through the hectic traffic of Rome (of course it's in Rome, where else?) ...

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    Video: We're in Rome to drive the Lamborghini Aventador - What do you want to know?
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    Rome is an amazing city. In fact, for some time the city served as the center of the world as the Romans exerted their power across the Earth. And it still sits at the very heart of Italy. Fitting, then, that our European Editor Matt Davis has descended upon the historic Italian city to drive ...

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    Formula 1 expands to 20-race calendar for 2011 as Rome signs on for 2012
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    Is bigger better, or is less more? Chew on that one while the FIA releases the calendar for the 2011 Formula One World Championship. Packed with 20 grands prix, it's the largest the series has ever seen. And it's only going to get bigger. Starting earlier and ending later than the season ...

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    Giugiaro Quaranta taxi concept picks up fares in Rome
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    Italdesign-Giugiaro Quaranta concept – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Hail a taxi in most American cities, and what are you likely to ride in? A Ford Crown Vic, maybe a minivan or an Escape Hybrid. But a few lucky residents of Rome had something decidedly more exotic recently when ...

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    Bond stunt driver takes plunge into lake in Aston Martin DBS
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    At 6:30 this morning, a stunt driver shooting a scene for the upcoming James Bond flick, Quantum of Solace, lost control of an Aston Martin DBS while filming a chase scene and plunged into Lake Garda in Italy. The film's executive producer, Anthony Waye, said that the scene was being shot in the ...

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    VIDEO: Bush's limo breaks down in Rome, Italians giggle and point
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/politics/Bush_s_limo_breaks_down_in_Rome_Italians_giggle_and_point'; Most people just have a spare tire or a can of fix-a-flat and an auto club card when they hit the road. But as we all know, they do things bigger in Texas, so when some guy from Texas goes for a ...

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    Tuner Tuesdays: Maserati Quattroporte by Studio M
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    Every time we think we've seen the ultimate in over-the-top bling and luxe, somebody manages to come up with something even more outlandish. This time, it's a custom Maserati Quattroporte crafted by Studio M especially for the "Scrigno Tesori d'Italia" (roughly translated as the Italian Treasure ...

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