Why does Ostia remain somewhat forgotten?

The neighborhood of Ostia is one of Rome’s most important and yet easily forgotten districts. Seated on the coast, just south of the airport town of Fiumicino and next to the mouth of the Tiber, the h...

Italy shocked as infamous Mafia boss Giovanni Brusca is freed after 25 years

Mafia turncoat who revealed secrets of Cosa Nostra has been freed from Rome prison. There was anger and disbelief in Italy last night at the news that one of the Sicilian Cosa Nostra's most infamous...

A brief history of Italy’s most powerful mobs

To outsiders, Italy is famous for pasta, pizza, mandolino, and what is generically referred to as “the mafia.” Mafia groups, or rather, mafie are embedded in Italy’s history. Though they are often g...

American students jailed for life for murder of policeman in Italy

Two Americans have been handed Italy's toughest punishment possible for the murder of a policeman in 2019 in a case that shook the nation. An Italian court has sentenced two American students to life...

Italy arrests navy captain over alleged spying for Russia

Italy expels two Russian officials after Italian foreign minister Luigi Di Maio summons Russian ambassador. An Italian navy captain and a Russian diplomat have been arrested on charges of "serious cr...

Capraia becomes the set to a series of mysterious thefts

The Island of Capraia is the setting of one of the most recent and mysterious theft investigations in Italy.The island is part of the Tuscan Archipelago, just off of the West coast of Italy, and is ho...

Italy goes after 'Ndrangheta clan in landmark modern-day anti-mafia trial

Italy has put 330 people on trial over their mob ties. The trials will take place in Southern Italy against the ‘Ndrangheta crime syndicate - arguably one of the wealthiest organized crime organizat...

Italy's Carabinieri get a new uniform complete with neck warmer

The Carabinieri, one of Italy's national police forces, have updated their uniforms.   In Rome, the new uniforms are already being worn by the 200- hundred year- old Gendarmerie-like military corps w...

Tourist returns stolen marble from the Roman Forum

A tourist repents after 4 years and returns stolen marble from the Roman Forum. It was delivered in the morning.  A voluminous package, rather heavy, packed with care.  The recipient was the National...

52 kilos of cocaine and heroin were seized at Fiumicino airport in Rome

A flood of drugs ready to crash into the piazzas of Italy’s capital was intercepted at Fiumicino airport by the Guardia di Finanza, Rome’s law enforcement agency responsible for dealing with financial...

Most wanted graffiti writer in Europe caught in Rome

Geco’s identity unveiled: the most wanted graffiti writer in Europe denounced by police in Rome Creator of hundreds of graffiti tags and stickers, named "Geco" throughout different areas of Rome wa...

Italy steps closer to making violence against LGBT people a hate crime

Bill approved in Italy's lower house of parliament and now needs final approval from upper house before becoming law. Italy's lower house of parliament has passed an anti-discrimination bill that mak...

Italian police track down haters on social media

Haters congratulated those behind a murder and an acid attack. Police in Italy have tracked down two so-called 'haters' who posted vile, hate-filled messages on social media, in two high-profile but...

US student accused of killing Rome policeman: 'I will never be able to forgive myself'

"Worst night of my life" American student tells court in Rome. An American student on trial in Italy for the murder of a Rome policeman made an apology in court on 16 September, reports Italian news...

Italy: suspects in Willy murder fear attacks in jail

Bianchi brothers and Pincarelli request protected area of Rome prison. Three suspects in the brutal killing of Willy Monteiro Duarte, a 21-year-old beaten to death by a gang in Colleferro, have reque...
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