I thought it could be useful for a general public who might be interested in getting an initial understanding of the Italian mafia organizations, to have an overview of the 3 and oldest and strongest ones: camorra, cosa nostra, ‘ndrangheta.
In the meantime it’s important to remember that a) the Italian mafias are today spread in a large part of the country: in the largest urban areas of the North they can reinvest with greater profits the money that they have been draining from the Southern regions for centuries;
b) this work is intended to be nothing but a very synthetic recap: each information should deserve many lines of clarification. Therefore, I warmly encourage those who want to know more to contact me or to read some good books about this subject, possibly written by (southern) Italian authors.
You can download the Italian mafias scheme here.