Italy - Sexual Harassment
continuative harassing, threatening or persecuting behaviour which: (1) causes a state of anxiety and fear in the victim(s), or; (2) ingenerates within the victim(s) a motivated fear for his/her own safety or for the safety of relatives, kin, or others associated with the victim him/herself by an affective relationship, or; (3) forces the victim(s) to change his/her living habits.
Law Decree 23 February 2009, n. 11, "Misure urgenti in materia di sicurezza pubblica e di contrasto alla violenza sessuale, nonchè in tema di atti persecutori" converted into Law 23 April 2009, n. 38.The same in Art. 612-bis Penal Code: Atti persecutori
It is considered to bethe same as stalking. In February 2009, Italy adopted an Anti-Stalking Law making a criminal offence, punishable with imprisonment ranging from six months up to four years.