Italy Correspondent for The Independent
Pompeii faces doom (again): Can a massive EU bail-out save the ancient city from neglect, rain and Mafia meddling?
31 May 2014 12:00 AM
It is claimed that the writing is on the wall for the world's most celebrated archaeological site, with mismanagement and underfunding speeding its second oblivion
22 May 2014 05:27 PM
The decision by one of the Camorra’s most senior figures to turn informant has sent shockwaves through the Naples crime syndicate.
12 May 2014 07:08 PM
Former Prime Minister’s involvement with Sicilian mafia is proven as his middle-man to Cosa Nostra arrested
09 May 2014 06:25 PM
The three-time premier's four-year prison sentence for tax evasion was commuted to nine months community service, entailing just one four-hour session per week
05 May 2014 07:21 PM
24 April 2014 12:00 AM
The Eternal City is bracing itself. Monsignor Liberio Andreatta, head of the Vatican agency for pilgrims, says “this is an event that Rome has never seen in its history – the canonisation of two popes in the presence of two living popes”.
20 April 2014 07:42 PM
Italy’s economic downturn means mobsters have fewer businesses to extort
Giant cruise ships that block the Venice views and threaten foundations are to be banned from passing through city's heart
19 April 2014 05:12 AM
Monstrous cruise ships that ruin the view – and even block out the sun – for people strolling down Venice’s Giudecca Canal, will, from the end of November, no longer pass close to the lagoon city, cruise ship owners have pledged.
17 April 2014 06:42 PM
Annamaria Testa says her compatriots should stop using words like 'flop', 'fashion' and 'baby' when there are better Italian alternatives
17 April 2014 12:00 AM
If you’re visiting or living in Rome and have had your fill of old stuff – ancient, renaissance and baroque - there’s the Maxxi Museum for 21st Century art.
British actor Idris Elba cannot star as James Bond because he is black, says shock jock Rush Limbaugh
Rozanne Duncan: Ukip expels councillor for 'jaw-dropping' comments made in BBC TV interview
Germany anti-Islam protests: 17,000 march on Dresden against 'Islamification of the West'
Ukip member gets into Christmas spirit with Union Flag plea to Santa 'for our country back'
BBC director Danny Cohen: Rising UK antisemitism makes me feel more uncomfortable than ever
Katie Hopkins speaks out on childhood obesity: 'Parents of fat children should be prosecuted for child cruelty'
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