Italy - Intimate Partner Violence
In Italy, “violence in family or against children” includes all forms of violence perpetrated against a member of his/her own family or the partner.
Criminal Code, Article 572
In the case of a long period of victim violation the perpetrator is punished for “abuse”. If the survivor was violated “just once” misdemeanours such as aggression, rape or insult are treated as single offence. If from the violence there is a serious consequence or death the perpetrator can be imprisoned up to 24 years.