Mafia

'The city is ours, not the Mafia’s': public art project in Palermo unites community against organised crime in Sicily

Four commissions, including a 30-m high mural of a Mafia-assassinated judge, have been unveiled in the southern Italian city

A fatal Mafia bombing shook Florence in 1993—now the Uffizi is fixing damage to its famous Vasari corridor with memorials of the attack

Work on the 760m-long Renaissance passageway, which has been closed for safety since 2016, will be completed in May next year

Italyarchive

Battaglia's photographs of Sicily: shame into hope

Letizia Battaglia recorded the Mafia violence that defined Palermo’s darkest years, while fighting for change through her work as a photojournalist, politician, environmentalist and human rights activist

Art crimearchive

Revealed: the Mafia’s interest in archaeology

Esteemed artworld professionals have been arrested as part of a wide-reaching investigation into antiquities smuggling with links to an ongoing New York court case.