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
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
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
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
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
Sicily in September
Funniest joke prize taken by 30-year-old Rob Auton – and his Chinese Wispa
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.
From cities at twilight to the Grachtenfestival