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Sicilian offers Elon Musk chance to buy a slice of Scala dei Turchi cliff

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Sicily’s famed cascading limestone cliff may not be the obvious choice for the next takeover bid by the world’s richest man, but one Italian man is hoping for such an eventuality. Part of the island’s Turkish Steps is...

Sicilian coffee dream a step closer as climate crisis upends farming

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For more than 30 years the Morettino family had been trying to produce their own coffee on a small piece of land in Sicily. And for 30 years they had failed. But last spring 66 seedlings produced about 30kg of coffee,...

Sicilian towns face bankruptcy over Etna clean-up costs

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Dozens of Sicilian towns face bankruptcy due to the cost of cleaning up the volcanic ash left by Mount Etna, which has been erupting regularly since February. The Italian government on Monday allocated €5m to compensa...

Anger as notorious Sicilian mafioso the ‘people-slayer’ freed

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One of the Sicilian mafia’s most notorious killers, believed to have murdered more than 100 people, has been released from prison after 25 years behind bars. Giovanni Brusca, 64, nicknamed “the swine” or “u scannacris...