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Corleone: the Sicilian town trying to break free of its mobster past
Mood is changing in town that spent half a century terrorised into silence under mafia bosses

Lorenzo Tondo in Corleone. Photographs by Francesco Faraci

19, May, 2023 @9:06 AM

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Sicilian town tries to expel son of mafia boss in attempt to clean up image
Corleone council says presence of Totò Riina’s son Salvuccio is damaging town’s reputation

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

11, May, 2023 @1:53 PM

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Son of mafia boss killed during Naples football celebrations
Police investigating whether Vincenzo Costanzo was gunned down by rival clan or shot by accident

Lorenzo Tondo and Angela Giuffrida

05, May, 2023 @2:44 PM

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Police detain 130 in raids across Europe targeting ’Ndrangheta mafia
Raids form part of three-year investigation into crime syndicate controlling cocaine flow into Europe

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

03, May, 2023 @10:19 AM

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Sister of Sicilian mafia’s ‘last godfather’ arrested over secret notes
Matteo Messina Denaro’s hand-typed instructions found hidden in sofa at home of his sister Rosalia, say police

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

03, Mar, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Italian mob suspect Edgardo Greco found working as pizza chef after 16 years on run
Greco wanted for murder of two brothers beaten to death in Calabria as part of ‘mafia war’, Interpol says

Lorenzo Tondo and agencies

03, Feb, 2023 @1:38 AM

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‘Like being on a rollercoaster’: the man who caught Sicily’s last mafia boss
Lt Lucio Arcidiacono, who tracked Matteo Messina Denaro for eight years, speaks to the Guardian

Lorenzo Tondo

02, Feb, 2023 @12:00 PM

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Sicilian mobster asks judge to order seizure of Roberto Saviano book
Giuseppe Graviano files for defamation against Gomorrah author over origin of nickname

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

29, Jan, 2023 @8:48 AM

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Police arrest Sicilian whose identity was used by fugitive mafia boss
Andrea Bonafede, 59, is accused of enabling Matteo Messina Denaro to live quiet life in Trapani province

Lorenzo Tondo in Palermo

24, Jan, 2023 @1:38 PM

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Hiding in plain sight: how Sicily’s mafia godfather eluded capture for 30 years
Matteo Messina Denaro was arrested this week after three decades on the run. During that time he went out for pizza, watched football, and even took selfies with a doctor

Tobias Jones

21, Jan, 2023 @1:57 PM

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‘Heads in the sand’: code of silence in Sicilian town that sheltered mafia boss
Authorities suspect omerta may have helped Matteo Messina Denaro live in freedom among 10,000 people

Lorenzo Tondo in Campobello di Mazara

20, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Italian police find suspected ‘secret bunker’ of captured mafia boss
‘Last godfather’ of Sicilian mafia Matteo Messina Denaro was arrested after 30 years on run

Lorenzo Tondo in Campobello di Mazara

18, Jan, 2023 @2:40 PM

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