A former official in Silvio Berlusconi’s Forza Italia party is among the 46 people alleged to have syphoned off hundreds of millions of euros from the city’s public funds
Pope Francis sanctioned the probe as part of his drive to clean up the Holy See after decades of financial sleaze
Raffaele Cantone's remarks have once again set the nation to debating which city is its defacto capital
Director of Italy's farming association says 'false alarms are putting 180,000 jobs at risk'
But limited time and the powerful taxi lobby means the Eternal City’s out-going mayor has a battle on his hands to implement a traffic ban
The final straw was the Holy Father's much-publicised role in helping thaw diplomatic relations between Washington and communist, anti-clerical Cuba
Reports claim the Vatican was at odds with Ignazio Marino over his outspoken support of gay marriage and his failure to prepare the city adequately for the papal jubilee year
Italian political pundits have noted however that the veteran leftist is known for his diligence, honesty and good manners
British clerical abuse victim Peter Saunders contrasted Monsignor Charamsa’s treatment with that of priests who had committed sex attacks or sheltered abusers
A Vatican cleric is stripped of his duties for coming out, as Catholic bishops gather to formulate the church’s family policies
Experts say fugitive mob millionaires choose to live like prisoners rather than seek a more comfortable existence elsewhere in order to evade capture while maintaining control over their criminal operations
Supporters of €9bn project say it would boost southern Italy’s economy, but opponents fear high risk of tremors and involvement of organised crime
Mr Renzi said Italy had felt abandoned in its efforts to deal with the crisis
The arrest of older Camorra bosses has 'created a power vacuum,' allowing younger, less disciplined men to recruit Kalashnikov-wielding youngsters who 'follow absolutely no rules'
Up to 50 corpses were discovered in a lorry parked at the side of the road
Investigation reveals just how Italy’s capital is controlled by organised crime. Michael Day reports