Revisited: Italy’s journey from Covid hell to ‘redemption’
In this episode from August 2021, Antonello Guerrera reflects on whether recent sporting triumphs represent redemption for the country.
Italy: from Covid hell to ‘redemption’
Antonello Guerrera, a journalist for the Italian newspaper la Repubblica, talks about Italy’s collective Covid trauma.
Bjorn Andresen: The truth about Visconti’s ‘most beautiful boy in the world’
He starred in ‘Death in Venice’ and was feted worldwide as “the most beautiful boy in the world” at the age of just 15.
Italian volunteers provide services to sick and isolated
The number of cases in Italy continues to rise, especially in the northern Lombardy region which has seen more than 4,000 deaths to date.
‘There have been episodes of what I would describe as discrimination against Italians’ – Italian Ambassador to UK
Earlier I spoke to Italy’s Ambassador to the UK, Raffaele Trombetta. I started by asking him how things were in his country at this critical moment…
Coronavirus ‘worse than bomb’ – senior Italian health official Giacomo Grasselli
I spoke to Professor Giacomo Grasselli a senior Italian government health official who is coordinating the network of intensive care units in Lombardy.
Coronavirus: Deaths jump above 600 in Italy – as country struggles with lockdown
It’s a lockdown in a European country of a type not seen since times of war.
Italy facing ‘darkest hour’ during coronavirus lockdown
Italy has almost ten thousand cases, making it the second worst after China
Coronavirus lockdown in Italy as 16 million people quarantined
The number of people who have died from coronavirus in Italy has jumped a hundred and thirty three in a single day, taking the death toll there to 366.
Elvis in Italy: after the migrant crisis
Elvis was one of the last migrants to make it to Italy – after his arrival the country’s new populist coalition government decided to block any further migrant ships from docking at its ports.
Ship with 900 migrants on board docks in Sicily
Italy’s controversial new interior minister has hit back at criticism of his migrants policy by the French government after he refused to allow 629 people on a charity ship to come ashore in Sicily. Matteo Salvini accused France of turning back 10,000 migrants on its border with Italy. The migrant ship Aquarius is now headed…
Giulia Lagana, Open Society European Policy Institute: ‘Italy is becoming a very racist country’
Giulia Lagana is from a foundation which lobbies the EU on migration rights. She was previously migration adviser to the president of the Italian Chamber of Deputies and served on the UN Committee for Refugees.
Populist and nationalist parties take power in Italy
Immigration has, of course, played heavily in the politics of Italy for the last few years. Today two parties who’ve campaigned on the issue formed a new coalition government, led by a political novice, with a pledge to move millions of Italians out of poverty.
Italy on the edge of crisis: Should Europe be scared?
Share prices across Europe have slumped over the latest political turmoil in Italy – with more elections expected within months. Attempts by the populist Five Star and League parties to form a governing coalition collapsed after the Italian president rejected the choice of a leading euro-sceptic as economy minister. The technocrat Carlo Cottarelli has…
Italy heads to the polls
Matt Frei is live from Italy, where the country is voting in a general election.