The leader of Italy's anti-establishment 5-Star Movement said on Thursday he saw the possibility of forming a coalition with the far-right League.
Silvio Berlusconi, the billionaire media mogul who has dominated Italian politics for more than two decades, suffered a humiliating setback in Sunday's election.
Italy's rightist parties agreed on Sunday to the outlines of a joint manifesto for the country's March national election.
Italy's ruling Democratic Party (PD), hit by internal divisions and a banking scandal, is continuing to slide in opinion polls.
Italy's parliament will be dissolved between Christmas and the New Year, a parliamentary source said on Wednesday.
Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was ordered on Thursday to stand trial on charge of judicial corruption, a legal source said.
AC Milan have confirmed that they splurged over 230 million euros ($273.29 million) in the transfer window which closed on Thursday in their bid to re-establish themselves as a major force in European football.
The European Commission on Wednesday rebuffed the idea of a parallel currency put forward by former Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi.
People in more than 100 Italian towns and cities voted on Sunday to pick municipal mayors.