An Italian husband stormed off on a 280-mile walk that lasted seven days to calm down after arguing with his wife, and was subsequently fined £365 for breaking Covid restrictions.

The man, 48, went for a week-long hike to calm his anger following the heated exchange.

He left from Como in the north of Italy and made his way south, traversing around 40 miles per day…

Authorities discovered that his wife had already reported the man as missing a week earlier, telling police that he had left the house on foot after a confrontation and had not returned.