sicily

migration

How Migrants Helped to Rejuvenate a Struggling Town

A few years ago, the Sicilian town of Sutera found a renewed sense of purpose after it started welcoming migrant families. Now, Italy's anti-immigration policies are threatening this new balance.
Cosimo Bizzarri
4.8.19
Photography

This Guy Spent a Week Inside Italian Catacombs Taking Photos of Corpses

More than 8,000 mummies line the walls of Sicily's ancient, eerie Capuchin Catacombs.
Miss Rosen
7.17.18
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Trump goes after Al Franken over alleged sexual misconduct, GOP wins key votes for tax bill, Russian diplomat admits to "long list" of Trump contacts, and more.
VICE Staff
11.17.17
true crime

The Trailblazing NYPD Detective Murdered by the Mafia in Sicily

The "Italian Sherlock Holmes" was actually an American battling the Black Hand, an early Mafia group that terrorized immigrants when cops looked the other way.
Seth Ferranti
4.25.17
the mafia

Capturing the Lingering Effects of the Mafia in Modern Day Sicily

We spoke to Sicilian photographer Mimi Mollica about power, corruption, murder and merchandise.
Joe Bish
3.8.17
Film

What It’s Like to Be a 13-Year-Old in the Eye of the Refugee Crisis

The awarding-winning documentary 'Fire at Sea' is a harrowing and personal look at the migrant crisis on a tiny island near Italy.
Kaleem Aftab
10.11.16
Photo

Letizia Battaglia on Photographing Sicily's Mafia Men and the Pain They Caused

We spoke to the octogenarian photojournalist about her life behind the camera.
Joe Bish
4.18.16
Stuff

The Mob Delusion: A Life According to 'Goodfellas'

I spent my high school years working at an Italian market that I thought was something out of "Goodfellas." And then I realized the mob life was never really for me.
Alex J. Mann
12.4.14
Photo

Inside an Immigrant Refugee Camp in Italy

I gave a camera to a Nigerian immigrant who ended up in a refugee camp in Sicily after crossing the Mediterranean from Libya in a fishing boat. The photos he came back with show what day-to-day life is like for refugees like him.
Jeffry Ruigendijk / Transterra Media
10.28.13