Sicily

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A migrant woman and child, evicted from the refugee centre at Castielnuovo di Porto. Photograph:  EPA/Massimo Percossi

More than 500 people are being ousted from a refugee reception centre in a town close to Rome in the first major eviction since Italy’s rightwing popu(...)

€1 houses: the Sicilian town of Sambuca. Photograph: Denise Serra/iStock/Getty

Priced out of the Irish property market? Then you might want to consider buying in Sicily, where one town is selling dozens of homes for as little as (...)

Venice attracts up to 30 million visitors a year. Photograph: Getty Images

Day-trippers to Venice will be charged up to €10 to enter the famous lagoon city as authorities continue to grapple with the tens of millions of touri(...)

Smoke rises near the city of Catania during an eruption of the Mount Etna, one of the most active volcanoes in the world on December 24th, 2018. Photograph: Getty

An earthquake with a magnitude of 4.8 hit an area north of Catania on the slopes of Mount Etna in Sicily early on Wednesday, damaging buildings and in(...)

MSF-chartered rescue ship “Aquarius”: NGO accuses Italy of seeking to criminalise humanitarian search and rescue missions. Photograph: Boris Horvat/AFP

Italian magistrates on Tuesday accused Médecins Sans Frontières of illegally dumping toxic waste at ports in southern Italy in what the non-government(...)

Composite image: Irish Times Premedia Department
How the Mafia got to our food

Giuseppe Antoci had been warned more than once. “You will end with your throat cut,” read one note, composed entirely of individual letters clipped fr(...)

A motorhome is pictured off side of a flooded road 2018 near a house where nine people of the same family died after a small river burst its banks in Casteldaccia near Palermo. Photograph: Getty Images

At least 12 people have been killed after storms lashed Sicily, causing torrential floods. Divers pulled out nine bodies from a home flooded by a rap(...)

Pope Francis waves as he visits Sicily to pay tribute  to a priest who was slain by mobsters for working to keep youths away from the Mafia. Photograph: Andrew Medichini/AP.

Pope Francis has appealed to Sicily’s Mafia to abandon a life of crime and violence, saying the island needed “men and women of love, not men and wome(...)

Champagne? Photograph: Getty Images

The first Christmas after we met, my wife gave me some tea towels and I nearly broke up with her. Perhaps I really needed some. Maybe I was drying pla(...)

Victims of the bridge collapse, Roberto Robbiano, Ersilia Piccinino, and their son, Samuele. Photograph: Facebook

As shock gave way to anger over the bridge collapse in Genoa, Italians reflected on the randomness with which the victims were selected. Within the fl(...)

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