Italy Correspondent for The Independent
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
Prosecutors grill Italian President Giorgio Napolitano over alleged Mafia-state talks held in the early 1990s
28 October 2014 07:06 PM
The head of state - who was parliamentary Speaker at the time - tells special hearing 'he had never known of any deals' aimed at halting Cosa Nostra's deadly 1992-93 bombing campaign
25 October 2014 12:00 AM
Pope Francis has sent a Vatican emissary to clean up the diocese of Albenga in Liguria, where tales of tattooed priests working as barmen and padres posing shirtless with their gay lovers on websites are said to have shocked some of the locals.
24 October 2014 05:39 PM
Several copies of Mary Magdalen in Ecstasy are thought to exist
Church should not fear change, says Pope after synod backlash against softening of stance towards homosexuality
19 October 2014 11:29 PM
For a synod on family issues that started so positively, the end came amid division over the issues of homosexuality and divorce – with Pope Francis stating that the Catholic Church should not be afraid of change.
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
Hard line on immigration could cost Tories the election
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