Along the border between Russia and NATO, where Russian speakers don’t always feel European
The other great exodus is from Saint Petersburg to Finland, the gateway to Europe. Where Russians and Ukrainian refugees meet
In Belgrade, with music and a thirst for empowerment, six talented women are on a mission to change the gypsy world.
lt’s ten years since the Costa Concordia disaster, and the ship no longer exists. And yet objects from that tragedy can be found all over Italy. They are relics that tell stories
In dark and threatening times music offers some respite in the Polish capital
A wild, stone treasure chest: the rebirth of Alta Murgia
Vercelli is a small town in Italy with a ballet academy that discovered the international star Roberto Bolle
Trying to recreate normality on the only cruise ship currently operating
Climate change in the Mediterranean, new crops, damaged farmland and super technologies
A walk through one of the world’s biggest problems
In the middle of the new Cold War
A story of the Mafia and an inefficient health service
The militias of Shabab, or revolutionary youth, which fought against Muammar Gaddafi’s forces for control of Libya in 2011, could hardly be called an army. They lacked a proper command chain, uniforms, sophisticated weaponry and military skills, and yet they stood up to the national army and kept advancing towards Misratah and Tripoli.As the militiamen […]
Around Milan Laura delivers all kinds of things, and always on her bike, getting herself in shape for her trip around the world
Knights, businesspeople and artists: a journey through the lives of the well-to-do in the EU’s smallest country
Admired and scorned, desired and damned
This year the Arsenale is to celebrate its 800th birthday
Going to the beach is sure to be complicated in the first summer in the time of Covid-19. Many, in fact, are choosing to head to the river instead.
A glimmer of hope in the region worst affected by coronavirus
Who are the new poor living on the breadline because of Covid-19?
Covid-19: how the life-saving gas is produced and distributed
Managing childbirth amidst fear, loneliness and uncertainty during the pandemic
How Italy is working to contain the coronavirus “tsunami”
At school, at church and in the gym: how technology can help us deal with Covid-19
The Indian capital is the world’s most polluted city. And the consequences are disastrous
A journey through one of the world’s oldest parks, celebrating its 100th birthday in 2022.
Extracting this precious metal in the heart of the forest causes serious damage. How can this be resolved?
The search for eternal life
They have fled the war in Syria. There are more than a million. But Beirut does not consider them refugees
Thirty years after the civil war, the country is poised between economic crises and political instability
In the heart of Sardinia a rite which not even the Romans were able to abolish
How a populous capital is becoming increasingly relevant on the international stage
Water scarcity and the Emilia Romagna model
The second you scratch the surface of modernity, you discover centuries of rigorous education in harmony and respect for social position
How the islands of Okinawa are becoming the Queen of the Pacific
The religious feast that turns Catania into an open air theater
The true avant-garde of Italy, Milan is bursting with energy
A trip to Ogimi, among the centenarians of Okinawa
Why are Facebook, Google and Apple the new secular shrines?
Whether real or fake, relics of saints are powerful objects of worship
A few military beaches have been opened to the public. But it’s only a drop
Daily life under the highest volcano in Europe
An unexpected journey throughout Swiss poverty
The better-off Syrians today live in Istanbul
What really separates the richest and the poorest towns in the EU?
How an NGO is tackling the serious problem of cataracts
Go deep in Milan’s art and history of its most famous Cathedral
A district where integration and fundamentalism get mixed up
The capital of polar bears
What is it like to be a refugee in a Swiss fallout shelter?
The oddest frontier
Here’s how the migrants will try to cross the Alps
When a life in a queue is a nightmare come true
The Italian villa dominating Caracas
Is the country’s capital really the tough place you were told about?
The country is leaving behind its back the Ebola nightmare.
How climate change is reshaping Italy’s landscape
Soviet collective households in the noble palaces of Saint Petersburg have not disappeared today
Athens today means crisis. But that’s not for everyone
Meet the emerging Cuban bourgeoisie
Young millionaires in Shanghai: not an ordinary Chinese life
A new life and energy run through the streets of the capital
Where the American dream was born
In Kenya obesity is becoming a problem, especially among young children
Americans who want to have fun and save on their dental surgery come here: “The oddest frontier – wrote Paul Theroux – I have ever seen”
Son of an innkeeper from the Parma region, became the most famous Italian music composer of all time
Carried by donkeys, this coffee grows spontaneously and is still collected by the small local community
A perfect network of ditches, streams and small canals ten thousand kilometres long: here is the “European China”
In Seoul, beauty is an obsession and a scalpel the easiest way to obtain it. A business of over five billion U.S. dollars a year
The last wall of the Cold War is a funfair closely watched by soldiers
Wild horses in Sardinia
Solar energy in Africa is useful (also) to charge phones and extract water
In the horn of Africa there is a proud and independent middle class
High plateaus, ancient cities and churches carved out of the rock by angels
Drought is an extremely serious problem that is occurring more and more frequently
A model of jail enterprise, here prisoners sell fruit and fabrics, build houses and manage beauty centres
A journey among the homeless of the Perama shipyards
For two centuries the Pacific islands have been a symbol of the tropics
Las Vegas is a mermaid that enchants you with its lights but it is also a living hell for desperate people
In Gaza the health system is collapsing, but leaving the Strip is a nigthmare
A new Vatican commssion will search for true holy events
The Roman Spa
Calabria and Sicily joined by the Strait of Messina
The African Cape Canaveral? It’s in Malindi, Kenya, a few degrees south of the Equator, amongst sandy white beaches and coconut palms. Here, in the Sixties, the first European satellites were launched into orbit and for more than twenty years, Italy continued launching rockets into space. Then the Europeans moved to French Guiana and the […]
Vicuña’s wool is the fiber of the rich. It is worn by the wealthiest men on earth, the only ones who can afford a coat worth thirty thousand dollar. Five centuries ago, there was only one man in the world who had the right to wear it: it was the Inca king, the ruler of […]
The country has been hit by a severe economic crisis
It’s the other Brazil, the anti-Amazon, the poorest and most arid region in Latin America. The Sertão, the Brazilian outback, is twice the size of England: part sea, part desert and part steppe, where life is hard and poverty is rife in the streets. Half of South America’s poorest inhabitants live here, in the Sertão, […]
New winds of war?
What will the Saudi Arabia of the future be like? The reformist and open-minded Arabia of King Abdullah, sovereign for the past four years, or the austere and conservative Arabia of the Muslim Ulema? I tried to imagine it, travelling from the capital,Riyadh, to the desert of the Nabataeans in the north, and down again […]
In the desert of lost whales
Whatever happens in Sardinia, stays in Sardinia