A religious procession in Roccafiorita, Sicily. The average age of its 187 inhabitants is over 60 and the worry is that if Covid spread among its population, the village might disappear. Photograph: Riccardo Lombardo/Getty Images

When the mayor of Roccafiorita received a phone call in October informing him that an employee in his office had tested positive for Covid-19, his hea(...)

€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 (...)