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History of Palermo
Via D'Amelio bombing - Wikipedia
As the Cosa Nostra is finally brought to its knees, our reporter recalls his childhood in Palermo when the mob families felt free to murder at will. Sun 22 Sep Cars buried in rubble, streets ripped open, dozens of photographers and police officers on the scene of what in my mind could only have been a natural disaster. Mafia bosses had placed kg of explosives under the motorway between the airport and Palermo.
Safety Score: 3,8 of 5. Meaning please reconsider your need to travel to Italy. Travel warnings are updated daily.
January 13, pm Updated January 13, pm. Anti-mafia Prosecutor Nicola Gratteri told reporters as he arrived at the bunker that the trial, targeting alleged members of a dozen crime clans as well as local officials, businessmen and politicians who were allegedly in cahoots with mobsters, marked a turning point. Defendants who are jailed, due to convictions in other cases, could follow the proceedings by a video conference. Some defendants were ordered to be tried in the court at Lamezia Terme, while some 90 more defendants in the investigation chose to have a fast-track trial, which begins later this month in Calabria.