Sicily's 10 most notorious godfathers
Toto Riina is among the mafia leaders standing trial in Sicily for alleged negotiations with government officials following a spate of bomb attacks and assassinations in the 1990s. As the trial gets underway in Palermo, The Local takes a look at some of the other notable Godfathers in Sicilian mafia history.
Calogero Don Calò Vizzini was born in 1877 and was considered to be one of the most influential mafia bosses in post-World War II Sicily. He was also considered as an archetypal ‘man of honour’ and rarely resorted to violence. When he died in 1954, the funeral epitaph stated that "his mafia was not criminal, but stood for respect of the law, defence of all rights, greatness of character. It was love."