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Corleone mafia boss and mass murderer Totò Riina dies

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 22:20:01 +0100

“’U curtu”, ‘shorty’, defied the state from his Corleone stronghold without ever revealing his secrets. His rise to power in the criminal world, culminating in the murders of 1992, was stained with blood



Buffon and his dream of becoming Italy’s manager

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 13:21:10 +0100

Gigi Buffon’s tears at San Siro may not have marked his farewell to the Italy’s national team, the “Azzurri”, after all. “Me as manager? Well, I wouldn’t rule it out.” The possibility is hypothetical at present, but that could change



Tavecchio’s position shaky after Italy’s World Cup demise

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 17:07:50 +0100

President of Italy’s football federation (FIGC) needs to appoint manager of the calibre of Ancelotti or Conte to save his skin. Mancini also among candidates to fill Ventura’s post



Gangland boss seeks €100,000 in damages after TV series

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 17:46:09 +0100

The lawyer of Michele Zagaria, who is being held in solitary confinement, has made it known that the compensation being sought as a result of the TV series “Sotto copertura 2” will be given to charity



Roberto Spada attacks RAI television crew in Ostia

Thu, 9 Nov 2017 21:49:06 +0100

Roberto Spada, the brother of a gangland boss sentenced to ten years in prison, head-butted and broke the nose of Daniele Piervincenzi, a reporter for TV programme Nemo. There are however no plans to arrest him as yet.






Tiziano Ferro: “I was depressed, but music and God saved me”

Tue, 7 Nov 2017 16:38:13 +0100

A few days before the release of his new album, the singer-songwriter confesses: “Without my songs I would be a nobody”. On music and faith: “What’s the most important thing? Compassion”



Massa: marquis kills brother over Villa Massoni inheritance

Thu, 2 Nov 2017 17:01:19 +0100

Marco Casonato charged with having deliberately run over and killed his brother Piero after disagreements regarding future of Massa’s historic Villa Massoni



Porn star turned lecturer earns students’ respect

Fri, 27 Oct 2017 15:53:30 +0200

Ruggero Freddi has three degrees: “I know my subject and feel no embarrassment”



Men, freedom and women’s consent

Thu, 26 Oct 2017 17:16:08 +0200

The Weinstein case has given us a greater understanding of what constitutes abuse of power and sexual harassment. Nothing will be the same again



Pre-match readings from Anne Frank’s diary at stadiums

Wed, 25 Oct 2017 16:49:51 +0200

Passages will be read at today’s matches in Serie A, B and C. Twenty Lazio fans interviewed by investigators, including a 13--year-old accompanied by his father, who was kept at police headquarters until late in the evening. State prosecutors investigating instigation of racial hatred in relation to anti-Semitic stickers. Police special operations unit (DIGOS) to issue new press release today



Englishman seeking farmers who saved his father from Nazis

Tue, 24 Oct 2017 16:43:58 +0200

Leslie Young escaped from a prison camp and was hidden near Città di Castello in Umbria. His son Nicholas, knighted by Queen Elizabeth for his humanitarian work, has been leaving flyers in local bars and restaurants



Collapse at Santa Croce in Florence despite safety measures

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 18:39:51 +0200

Curator Giuseppe De Micheli: “I don’t want to justify myself; there’s an inquiry underway and we mustn’t interfere”



“I live with HIV thanks to drugs and my family”

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 18:33:32 +0200

Rosaria Iardino, 51, is committed to providing reliable information on AIDS. On Saturday she will be in Bergamo to talk about the event #AbbracciConsapevoli



Lucia: “How I learned to be happy and start a new life”

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 15:39:39 +0200

Lucia Annibali talks to us about her commitment to women’s rights and her new life in Rome in our new Buone Notizie (‘Good News’) supplement, set to hit newsstands on 17 October. “Now I’m no longer just the victim of an acid attack”



Andrea Franzoso: from heroic whistleblower to outcast

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 17:31:28 +0200

Auditor whose revelations formed basis for investigation into chairman of northern Italy’s regional rail service, Ferrovie Nord, subsequently forced out of company



Paralyzed and blind, Loris decides to die in Switzerland

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 13:06:42 +0200

The dramatic story of Loris Bertocco from Fiesso D’Artico (Venice), the fourth Venetian to choose death by euthanasia



Former mayor of Siena casts doubt on David Rossi’s “suicide”

Wed, 11 Oct 2017 20:15:51 +0200

Former mayor Piccini convinced that David Rossi did not commit suicide, but was in possession of compromising information he intended to share with the authorities



Text messages of Marseille killer revealed plans for attack

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 19:31:00 +0200

It was 2014 when Anis Hannachi arrived in Favignana on board a refugee boat from Tunisia. Phone taps and movements. Role of terrorist’s brother in Switzerland. Last traces of Ahmed in Aprilia date back to May



Mantovani: “Intuition is what drives medical progress”

Mon, 9 Oct 2017 18:34:41 +0200

Doctors threw out the rule book to save life of 21-year-old man. The immunologist Alberto Mantovani however warns that this does not imply a “free for all”.



Colosseum now offers breathtaking views of ancient Rome

Wed, 4 Oct 2017 18:04:14 +0200

Opening ceremony with culture minister Dario Franceschini. Visitors to the Flavian Amphitheatre – the official name of what is one of the world’s most famous sites – will now have access to two extra levels, climbing to almost 50 metres above street level



Mayra, hit by tram in Milan, starts to walk again

Mon, 2 Oct 2017 19:08:53 +0200

She underwent surgery at San Gerardo hospital in Monza, a centre specializing in the treatment of severe injuries. The 12-year-old lost a foot in May, when she was hit by a tram in Via MacMahon, on her way to school.



Gabbana fends off New York Times attack on Italian fashion

Thu, 28 Sep 2017 19:32:12 +0200

Response to article that accused Italian designers at Milan’s fashion week of being “confused about their roles” and branded Italy as “a peripheral player in the European narrative”



Italian families dealing with mass youth emigration

Tue, 26 Sep 2017 16:20:29 +0200

Over 100,000 Italians left the country in 2015, half of them under 40, and a third of them graduates.



Milan Cathedral mystery: door open at night and cameras off

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 17:15:33 +0200

Army patrol found doors open which had been closed on previous inspections. Checks continue until dawn in wake of what has been dubbed an “inside job”.



AI to help in early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s

Thu, 21 Sep 2017 20:27:10 +0200

The method was developed by a 29-year-old Italian researcher from Bari, Marianna La Rocca, along with colleagues from the Department of Physics and INFN



Woman raped in Rome’s Villa Borghese rescued by taxi driver

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 19:44:29 +0200

A 30-year-old taxi driver, with ten years’ experience in the job, came to the help of a German homeless woman who had been raped in the park. “She came under the glare of my headlights, naked, with her wrists tied. I helped free her. She was under shock and moaning with pain.”



Emigrating under-40s estimated to cost Italy 1% of GDP

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 17:42:45 +0200

Italian employers’ federation Confindustria raises growth estimates for 2017 to 1.5%, but Boccia warns of emigration crisis and loss of human resources. Padoan offers reassurances on Italy’s debt and deficit



Carabiniere in Florence rape case lays blame on superior

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 17:20:08 +0200

Both officers admit sexual intercourse, although they argue that “there was no violence; it was a moment of weakness. The students insisted on inviting us home”



Carabinieri accused of lying in Florence rape case

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 16:02:30 +0200

Officers investigated by military prosecutors for embezzlement and failure to submit reports. The officers are charged with having used a patrol car for private purposes and failing to report to HQ on their call to the nightclub



“She was sober; I’m not a rapist,” claims carabiniere

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 20:23:20 +0200

Patrol leader says he was dragged into the situation. His colleague may appear before prosecutors today



Top cardiologist puts career on hold to return to Naples

Thu, 7 Sep 2017 13:33:21 +0200

The doctor and his fiancée have great opportunities abroad, but have decided to get married and return to live in their home city, despite the many professional difficulties this entails.



Victim in Rimini gang rape case “pretended to be dead”

Wed, 6 Sep 2017 14:35:31 +0200

Investigators take statements from victims and the four rapists. Butungu, the gang leader, also identified by victim of a previous attack in Varese. Peruvian transsexual: “The Congolese hit me on the head with a bottle, and said he would kill me. He screamed to the others to cut my face”.



’Ndrangheta boss arrested after 23 years in hiding

Mon, 4 Sep 2017 15:21:06 +0200

Rocco Morabito, for years considered “Milan’s cocaine king”, has been captured in Uruguay, report local media sources in Montevideo. He is now facing a 30-year prison sentence for mafia association and drug trafficking. He had been in hiding since 1994



Rome in urgent need of change

Fri, 1 Sep 2017 16:06:21 +0200

Three-pronged rescue plan to halt degradation of the capital



Shanties in the shadow of St. Peter’s

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 14:42:50 +0200

From Piazza della Città Leonina to Via Pfeiffer, a shanty camp has sprung up in an area full of tourists, where a dozen homeless people have been sleeping out for weeks on the Vatican stretch of the Tiber’s banks



Italian risks jail in India for using satellite phone

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 17:56:40 +0200

The story of Gianluca Fidanza, deputy mayor of Comerio, stopped by police at New Delhi airport for being in possession of a satellite phone, illegal in a region with a high number of terrorist suspects



Heroic brothers rescued in aftermath of Ischia earthquake

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 15:31:47 +0200

Ciro, 11, and Matias, 8, pulled out alive after 16 hours. The elder brother dragged his sibling under the bed to protect him



Shopkeeper helps stranger, who turns out to be US Chargé d’Affaires

Thu, 24 Aug 2017 15:40:26 +0200

The generous gesture of a Tuscan butcher on bank holiday. “When I saw the police escort, it was a real shock”



Ischia earthquake leaves two dead and 39 injured

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 12:52:51 +0200

Magnitude 4.0 quake struck the island at 8.57pm yesterday. In the hardest-hit area, Casamicciola, families were left buried under the rubble



How Naples dispelled Valeria’s prejudices

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 16:29:49 +0200

Valeria Genova, 31, from Treviso, came to Campania because of her husband’s job. “When my grandmother said goodbye, she warned me to ‘look out for stray bullets’. I thought it was the Far West, but now I don’t want to leave”



Kidnapped English model Chloe Ayling ‘feared for her life’

Wed, 9 Aug 2017 09:38:29 +0200

Model put up for auction online. Her abductor told her he had made $15m in five years selling girls as sex slaves on the dark web



Loredana fights cancer and sends money for her mother’s rent

Thu, 3 Aug 2017 18:31:27 +0200

From Naples to New York for medical research. At just 32, she has won the Conquer Cancer Foundation’s Merit Award 2017. “I work on prostate cancer with a specific drug that distinguishes malignant cells from benign ones and kills them”



“I’m German, I don’t pay”. Serial scrounger expelled

Thu, 3 Aug 2017 11:24:32 +0200

Despite being an EU citizen, the offender has been banned from Italy for two years and two months. He targeted famous bars and restaurants, drinking and eating without paying a cent. One of his victims was the historic Caffè Giacosa



David Ancelotti talks about the father he adores

Tue, 1 Aug 2017 18:22:39 +0200

Carlo’s 28-year-old son is also his assistant at Bayern Munich. “One day in the fourth year of high school I was rude to my Latin teacher. The same evening dad called him at home to apologize. And I did too”