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Rome’s chief prosecutor, Giuseppe Pignatone, has warned of the ‘complexity’ of organised crime across the city

Rome's notorious mafia families are putting their rivalries aside to work together

Investigation reveals just how Italy’s capital is controlled by organised crime. Michael Day reports

Migrants wait on the dock after disembarking from a Medecins Sans Frontieres ship carrying 320 migrants in the Sicilian harbour of Augusta, on Tuesday

Migrant crisis: Francois Hollande and Angela Merkel tell Italy to sort true asylum-seekers from economic migrants

Centres to distinguish between them must be built this year, says Merkel

Eritrean migrant teenagers walk to the military zone of the docks of Lampedusa, Italy

Trafficking in Italy: Teenage migrants forced into prostitution, says charity

Save the Children found women and girls are being forced to pay up to €250 (£184) to work in the streets of the largest cities

Apuglia Puglia Itria Valley Locorotondo Vineyards

Italy's secret 'slave' labourers: Unskilled fruit pickers working for a pittance to supply tourists with wine – sometimes with fatal consequences

Tens of thousands of poor, unskilled female labourers and migrants are working in often illegal conditions, for as little as £1.50 an hour

The horse-drawn hearse outside the Don Bosco parish church

Vittorio Casamonica funeral: Anti-Mafia campaigners demand answers from Catholic Church and police over Hollywood-style send-off

Authorities rush to defend themselves after lavish procession for notorious head of Casamonica Mafia clan

Party politics: Silvio Berlusconi has combined work and play for years

Berlusconi's world of sleaze: The astonishing lifestyle that brought down Italy's former PM

Liking sleazy sex was embarrassing. But trying to cover up the presence of an underage sex worker at his 'bunga bunga' parties was deadly serious. Michael Day, author of a new book on Berlusconi, explains how Italy's ex-PM lost the plot
Angela Merkel, Antonio Natali and Matteo Renzi tour the Uffizi Gallery

Appointment of foreign museum directors labelled a 'slap in the face for Italy' by curators and art critics

Culture Minister hopes to rejuvenate 20 institutions, including the Galleries of the Academy of Venice, Milan's Pinacoteca di Brera and Rome's Galleria Borghese

Sex workers caught a second time without the right highway clothing will be hauled into the police station. File photo

Italian sex workers facing €500 fines if they refuse to swap miniskirts for high-vis jackets under new law

There has been a surge in the number of prostitutes in Milan ahead of the 2015 Expo World Fair, and the city's deputy mayor says they should 'be treated as employees who work on road construction'

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Italy's Palios: Siena's medieval bareback race should be banned, say animal activists

The toll of deaths and injuries mean the events are under scrutiny as never before

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