Italy Correspondent for The Independent
How mobsters get 'made': Secret Mafia initiations revealed by unprecedented video footage of Calabrian crime syndicate
19 November 2014 06:16 PM
Police film of family’s ‘Santa’ ritual shows art really does imitate life
17 November 2014 05:29 PM
As its 500th anniversary nears, Venice seeks to restore Europe's original Jewish quarter...but can they raise the £7m needed?
15 November 2014 12:00 AM
The impression here in Italy that the wheels are falling off grew stronger yesterday, Black Friday. While a group of orphaned African refugees were turned away from the reception centre they had come to regard as home, and a baying crowd of locals threatened and insulted them, nationwide strikes and protests left many cities choking in tear gas. The lucky ones with jobs walked home because there were no trains or buses.
Security increased for anti-Mafia prosecutor after informant reveals Cosa Nostra plans to assassinate him with a bazooka
13 November 2014 06:12 PM
Palermo magistrate Nino Di Matteo is currently leading the prosecution of 10 former state officials following a probe into state-Mafia negotiations in the 1990s
Racial tensions in Rome: ‘Long live Il Duce’ chants as locals attack immigrant centre with rocks and petrol bombs
12 November 2014 06:05 PM
Residents in the Tor Sapienza district blame the African and Bengali refugees inside for the 'insupportable' levels of street crime in the area
Romans must wait a lot longer for completion of new metro line that is only a third built after 15 years
11 November 2014 06:12 PM
Despite endless hold-ups, rising costs and even a judicial investigation, Rome's mayor remains upbeat - even after a delay at Sunday’s launch
11 November 2014 12:00 AM
It has all the ingredients for an Italian story – ice cream, a pretty woman, a Berlusconi-owned magazine and political scandal.
04 November 2014 06:40 PM
Rome's chief prosecutor, Giuseppe Pignatone, met the dead man’s family
30 October 2014 12:00 AM
To add to the list of church initiatives that have sunk without trace comes a plan by Catholic priests to turn Halloween into “Holyween” in order to stop young people being lured by the occult.
Franco Zeffirelli takes on La Scala: Legendary opera director in battle with theatre over sale of one of his 'greatest' productions to Kazakhstan
29 October 2014 07:06 PM
The prickly, 91-year-old claims the ploy by the Milan opera house was part of a plan by the institution’s managers to airbrush him from Italian opera history
'Muslims pre-date Columbus in discovering America,' says Turkish president Erdogan
Former Tory PM Sir John Major says 'we would not have an NHS without migrants'
France 'blocks' Russian sailors from boarding a warship
G20 summit: David Cameron warns Vladimir Putin that Russia's relationship with the West is at a 'fork in the road' over Ukraine
Myleene Klass: Ed Miliband 'strikes back' by comparing UK's need for Labour's mansion tax to Hear'Say track
Coalition government has 'shifted money from poorest to better-off' through welfare cuts and tax reductions, study claims
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