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As male mafiosos languish in jail, women are moving up the ranks of Sicily's Cosa Nostra

They say it’s a family business, but traditionally women in the Italian mafia were prison messengers or bargaining chips in dynastic marriages to create alliances between clans. 494 more words

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Virushka thank fans

Minutes after the pictures from Virushka wedding started the doing the rounds, netizens can’t keep their calm. The internet is flooded with the beautiful pictures from the destination wedding that took place in Italy this morning. 35 more words

Naples, Italy: Repressive Operation Against FAI/FRI

Naples prosecutor Catello Maresca, in charge of an investigation on subversive association linked to FAI/FRI, demanded that twenty anarchist comrades be arrested and the Centro Studi Libertari, the place of anarchist group Louise Michel, and the 76/A anarchist space to be shut down.. 41 more words

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All roads lead to Rome

This adventurous road trip consisted of stops in Terni, San Gemini, Cortona, Arezzo, Perugia, Chianti, Lucca, Pisa, and ended with a few days in Rome. Despite the miserable weather (I’m talking hail storms, lots of rain, heavy fog and unexpected cold temperatures); it was a beautiful countryside to drive through. 366 more words

All the Glitter

Florence, 2015.

The city was new to me. Or rather, I was new to it. It wasn’t my city yet, though I was arrogant in that new-traveller way that makes one think they know a place simply because they’ve found one bar with mismatched furniture and live-music some nights. 968 more words

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Making Panettone: Christmas at Ciccio's in Ostuni

It’s Christmas cake – Italian style. Panettone, a sweet Milanese dome-shaped cake made with butter, eggs, sugar, candied fruits and raisins, dates back to the fifteenth century. 663 more words

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