The Italian outpost has been influenced by a variety of cultures - no less complex than its history is its beauty
'Not possible for the whole of Sicily to go up in flames at the same time by chance', authorities say
The food writer shares some of her favourite dishes that will bring warmth to your kitchen
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The interior minister announced the creation of an official 'Council of Relations with Italian Islam'
Procopio Di Maggio invited scores of family and friends to a banquet and organised a public fireworks display in the mafia-infested town of Cinisi
He described the artwork as 'a penis that disfigures the city'
Our gardening correspondent has been won over by gladiolus - not the monstrous showbench gladdys beloved of Edna Everage, but more garden-friendly types such as Gladiolus byzantinus
Supporters of €9bn project say it would boost southern Italy’s economy, but opponents fear high risk of tremors and involvement of organised crime
Invigilators prevented the 19-year-old from leaving the exam room for 40 minutes
Dominated by volcanic peaks, some of them still active, Sicily and the Aeolian islands offer stunning coasts, fertile interiors and dramatic, rumbling cones
Migrants were crammed into small vessel that caught fire close to the coast of Italy
Sicily in September
Funniest joke prize taken by 30-year-old Rob Auton – and his Chinese Wispa
Stoyan Zafirova's parents only learnt he had been run over by a car a week after the accident occurred