More than 16,000 asylum seekers and migrants have arrived in Italy so far this year
Older generation of mobsters cling to power instead of handing the reins to their ‘flashy young gun’ sons
As the British Museum brings the artistic riches of Sicily to show in London, Boyd Tonkin looks at how a stream of overlords, from early Greeks and Arabs to Normans and – eventually – Italians, has left a beautiful if sometimes brutal legacy
Timelapse video shows the moment a rare “dirty thunderstorm” broke out, creating a stunning picture over Sicily’s skyline.
The Tunisian was first arrested in Italy in November 2007 and sentenced to seven years for planning terror attacks for a group that has since been linked to Isis
Kerr is the lead singer of Simple Minds, whose upcoming UK tour runs from 26 November to 1 December
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
Mount Etna, Europe's biggest and most active volcano, has erupted again, showering volcanic ash on towns dotting the mountain's slopes and nearby Taormina on the island of Sicily.
Mount Etna erupted for the 16th time this year on late Saturday and Sunday morning sending plumes of ash and streams of lava high into the sky over much of eastern Sicily.
35-year-old detained after witnesses in refugee centre claim he was captain who started fatal fire on vessel
Migrants were crammed into small vessel that caught fire close to the coast of Italy
Judge has expressed concerns over the warrant used in his arrest
Ian Austin, a former aide to Gordon Brown, posted tweet after the Conservatives poached Barack Obama's campaign chief, Jim Messina, for the 2015 battle
A man described as Europe’s most wanted drug trafficker and Italy’s answer to Pablo Escobar was on Sunday night languishing in an Italian jail, after being extradited from Colombia.