Italy

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Venice needs Venexit

November 21, 2019 12:57 pm

The result of the December 1 referendum could save the city — or sink it

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Has Matteo Salvini shot himself in the foot?

August 21, 2019 8:27 am

Warring factions on Italy’s left and center could shut his Lega party out of power

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The secret of Matteo Salvini’s success

August 15, 2019 12:13 am

Can anyone stop him from becoming Italy’s next leader?

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Italy, in seven hours and five trains

July 18, 2019 12:14 pm

People laughed when I told them my plan but nothing beats the window seat of a stopping train hugging the Ligurian coast

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Tuscany’s killer climate

July 11, 2019 4:13 pm

As my engine died, a thunderclap exploded overhead and I noticed that I was freezing cold and soaked to the skin

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A chance encounter with a butterfly-catching Nazi

June 17, 2019 12:32 pm

A Slightly Foxed Editions feature

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Love and War in the Apennines

June 10, 2019 10:59 am

On Eric Newby’s wartime memoir: A Slightly Foxed books essay

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The triumph of Matteo Salvini

May 28, 2019 1:57 pm

Il Capitano has become the most important populist in Europe

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Matteo Salvini: the man reinventing populist politics

April 4, 2019 1:48 pm

The Italian interior minister’s methods are daring – and wildly popular

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Italy shows that left-wing populism doesn’t work

March 5, 2019 5:15 pm

Five Star’s approach may work in opposition but not in government or in practice

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Europe’s culture clash: Macron vs Salvini is a battle over a continent’s soul

February 14, 2019 10:26 am

France is the EU’s leading defender of Brussels – but Italy sees things very differently

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The telltale signs your child is texting about Jeeves and Wooster

January 3, 2019 7:45 am

Much book promotion is tremendous fun: to meet the fine folk who pay hard-earned oof for your work is a genuine honor

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The Italian crisis

November 29, 2018 11:33 am

For those who believe in the European project, Brexit is a headache. Italy, on the other hand, is a bloody…

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Orban and Salvini are redefining democracy in Europe

June 7, 2018 12:29 pm

By 25 May the world was learning of the Italian populist parties’ plans to form a coalition government. This would…

Don’t blame the populists for Italy’s chaos

May 30, 2018 11:51 am

Bond yields are soaring. Stock markets are tanking. The banks are looking wobbly, and money is starting to drain out…

Why Italy’s new populist government collapsed before it even began

May 28, 2018 5:51 pm

Two parties from opposite sides of the political spectrum were set to unite over a mutual disdain for the euro.

Meet the anti-immigrant federalist who could well be Italy’s next prime minister

March 6, 2018 7:00 am

The man who could become Italy’s next prime minister is sat just opposite the entrance to the huge US and…

Expect the Eurozone to go bananas over Italy’s election

March 4, 2018 9:00 pm

I’ve been hearing disturbing but well-informed voices about the result of the election in Italy, the Eurozone’s third biggest economy,…

Italians aren’t fascists. They’re angry about immigration

March 1, 2018 5:14 pm

 Ravenna Amid relentless propaganda about Italy being in the grip of fascism, Italians go to the polls on Sunday. It…