Italy

radicchio

A leaf from Verdi’s book

September 9, 2020 3:20 pm

Can radicchio take root in the Pacific Northwest?

italian

Lucky Tim

August 21, 2020 5:12 pm

Italian Life: A Modern Fable of Loyalty and Betrayal by Tim Parks reviewed

positive covid tests

It’s a mistake to think all positive COVID tests are the same

August 21, 2020 8:56 am

The number of cases should not be the main driver of future lockdowns

giorgia meloni

Could Giorgia Meloni become Italy’s first female PM?

August 21, 2020 8:46 am

She is a self-made woman who never hides her origins in the lowly and left-wing suburb of Garbatella in Rome

tuscany

Happy hours

August 9, 2020 12:05 pm

Tuscany or Provence? It’s the former for me every time

plane

How to get into a club and onto a plane

July 30, 2020 11:09 am

‘OK, Charlie, put your mask on,’ I whispered. ‘And whatever you do, don’t sneeze’

covid

Was COVID with us long before anyone realized?

June 29, 2020 9:47 am

New research suggests the virus was lurking in Europe even before it was identified in China

italy lockdown

The dire effects of Italy’s coronavirus lockdown

June 12, 2020 12:24 pm

In any future pandemic we must develop strategies to minimize the harms for those at greater risk

bergamo

Bergamo and the enigma of COVID-19

June 9, 2020 9:58 am

Somehow, the virus managed to infect a population which was supposed to be in quarantine

italy

Why Germany is reluctant to bail out Italy

April 27, 2020 8:28 am

Coronavirus is breathing new life into old European divisions

ursula von der leyen

Ursula von der Leyen and the EU owe Italy more than an apology

April 17, 2020 11:29 am

Her words hardly match up to the scale of the EU’s failings as this crisis has unfolded

italy

How Italy’s family unity is its biggest weakness against coronavirus

April 10, 2020 8:10 am

An asymptomatic child could very easily pass the disease to a vulnerable grandparent

eurozone

Will coronavirus kill the eurozone?

April 9, 2020 5:50 pm

Merkel fiddles while Rome goes bankrupt

eu

Coronavirus is straining an already fractured EU

April 8, 2020 1:11 pm

The EU is splitting between a group of ‘giving’ countries in the north and less successful ‘receiving’ countries in the south

europe

The coronavirus crunch leaves Europe facing terrible choices

April 7, 2020 6:06 pm

Leaving Italy to fend for herself could cause widespread Italian defaults, triggering defaults by those who have lent to the Italian government and banks

open borders

Coronavirus marks the end of open borders in Europe

April 6, 2020 11:05 am

Economically Europe may move to the left, but socially, the direction will be to the right

Chinese President Xi Jinping

Italy gave China PPE to help with coronavirus — then China made them buy it back

April 4, 2020 3:17 pm

Reports of Beijing’s diplomacy go from bad to worse

spain italy eu

Spain and Italy have been abandoned by the EU

April 1, 2020 9:41 am

‘If what you’re waiting for is coronabonds, they’re never going to arrive’

germany

Why is the coronavirus mortality rate so much lower in Germany?

March 23, 2020 12:48 pm

The main difference between Germany and Italy lies in those countries’ respective attitudes towards testing

italy

Living in an Italy consumed by fear

March 21, 2020 12:58 pm

Right now, the death rate from coronavirus in Italy is more than 8 percent

italy

In Italy, the novelty of house arrest has worn off

March 19, 2020 11:20 am

The highlight of my day is a sanctioned trip to the supermarket

italians

Italians believe the coronavirus outbreak shows their superiority

March 5, 2020 1:38 pm

Here in Ravenna, many public places are closed: cinemas, museums, theaters and discotheques

palermo

Palermo without borders

February 18, 2020 10:56 am

At first glimpse there appears to be no serious backlash against incomers

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fascism

The Italian job

January 27, 2020 1:53 pm

A House in the Mountains: The Women Who Liberated Italy from Fascism by Caroline Moorehead reviewed