Italy Correspondent for The Independent
12 December 2014 06:34 PM
Rome's clerical outfitters report downturn in business
12 December 2014 12:00 AM
Coming after a shotgun wedding, the union of Françesco Saverio Lorenzin and Maria Carmela Messina has endured remarkable well. On 8 December 1926, at the age of 18, Mr Lorenzin, a junior army official, took a pregnant Ms Messina, 16, as his wife. The first baby arrived a few months after the wedding. Four more children followed, the youngest of whom, Maria Françesca, is now 60 years old.
Class war in Milan as riot police called in to deal with left-wing activists outside La Scala opera house
07 December 2014 11:04 PM
La Scala, an exclusive social club for Milan’s aristocracy and captains of industry, has always invited the opprobrium of left-wing activists
07 December 2014 12:00 AM
05 December 2014 06:18 PM
Revelations that hundreds of millions of euros have been found 'tucked away' in accounts of various departments of the Holy See
04 December 2014 05:39 PM
The Pontiff was shocked recently to find the same guard had been on duty outside his private rooms all night
New Mafia group sweeps across Rome sucking hundreds of millions of euros out of Italy's near-bankrupt capital
03 December 2014 06:18 PM
Citizens stunned by levels of corruption allegedly involving the collusion of police and secret services
Mother Goddess auction: Christie’s halts sale of 'stolen' $1m Bronze Age pagan icon after Sardinia campaigns for its return
02 December 2014 06:15 PM
Italian police intervene as politician demands an end to the 'robbery of the heritage and civilisation of Sardinia'
02 December 2014 04:22 PM
32 people died in the accident off the Italian coast
30 November 2014 12:00 AM
British Muslim leaders outraged after Eric Pickles says followers of Islam should 'prove their identity'
UK terror fears: My jihadist son returned from Syria mentally scarred – now he is being ignored
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
Billy Crystal: 'Stop shoving gay sex scenes in my face'
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
- 1 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 3 Saudi preacher who 'raped and tortured' his five -year-old daughter to death is released after paying 'blood money'
- 4 Tennis fan suing Australian Open organisers for 'failing to shade spectators' during Murray match
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness