Rai Cultura Italiano is dedicated to promoting Italian and the Italian culture, is addressed to people who love Italy, its culture and its language. The Italica Website offers articles regarding exhibitions, films, books and records by Italian artists. All the articles are available in Italian, English and Spanish. There’s also Radio RAI where you can listen to music and news in Italian.
CIA The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities, including Italy. The Reference tab includes: maps of the major world regions, as well as Flags of the World, a Physical Map of the World, a Political Map of the World, a World Oceans map, and a Standard Time Zones of the World map.
An excellent web site for current coverage (last 2 months) is maintained by the World News Network. You can search its sources, which include print and media broadcasts, by specific language.
Online Newspapers link to many newspapers, arranged by country and then alphabetical by city. Many of them have a regional focus.