Italian authorities have said they have dismantled the Sicilian Mafia by arresting 46 people including the presumed new regional boss who took over after the death of the “boss of bosses” Salvatore “Toto” Riina.
At least 12 people have been killed after storms lashed Sicily, causing torrential floods.
Nine people have died after a rain-swollen river flooded a home in the countryside near Palermo, Sicily, Italian state radio said.
Fergus Davidson was one of the many north-east heroes who made sacrifices for their country throughout World War 2.
Sicily may be famed for its Mafia connections, but we discover a family-friendly island trying to break free of its past I meet my guide Erme Riccobono at the entrance to the Teatro Massimo, the majestic Palermo opera house where the last scene of The Godfather Part III was shot nearly 25 years ago.