War Surgery 1

War Surgery

How Italy is working to contain the coronavirus “tsunami”

Gas Chamber Delhi 3

Gas Chamber Delhi

The Indian capital is the world’s most polluted city. And the consequences are disastrous

The Gold of Amazonia 4

The Gold of Amazonia

Extracting this precious metal in the heart of the forest causes serious damage. How can this be resolved?

Syrians in Limbo 6

Syrians in Limbo

They have fled the war in Syria. There are more than a million. But Beirut does not consider them refugees

The Lebanese Fragile Dream 7

The Lebanese Fragile Dream

Thirty years after the civil war, the country is poised between economic crises and political instability

Pure Tokyo 11

Pure Tokyo

The second you scratch the surface of modernity, you discover centuries of rigorous education in harmony and respect for social position

The New Hawaii 12

The New Hawaii

How the islands of Okinawa are becoming the Queen of the Pacific

Reliquiae 17


Whether real or fake, relics of saints are powerful objects of worship

Sardinia Liberated 18

Sardinia Liberated

A few military beaches have been opened to the public. But it’s only a drop

Etnaland 19


Daily life under the highest volcano in Europe

Standouts & Poors 23

Standouts & Poors

What really separates the richest and the poorest towns in the EU?

Endless Duomo 25

Endless Duomo

Go deep in Milan’s art and history of its most famous Cathedral

In the Ghetto 26

In the Ghetto

A district where integration and fundamentalism get mixed up

Gimme Shelter 28

Gimme Shelter

What is it like to be a refugee in a Swiss fallout shelter?

Ebola Aftermath 34

Ebola Aftermath

The country is leaving behind its back the Ebola nightmare.

Kommunalka 36


Soviet collective households in the noble palaces of Saint Petersburg have not disappeared today

Swinging Tirana 40

Swinging Tirana

A new life and energy run through the streets of the capital

Nogales Crossroads 43

Nogales Crossroads

Americans who want to have fun and save on their dental surgery come here: “The oddest frontier – wrote Paul Theroux – I have ever seen”

Verdi Is Alive! 44

Verdi Is Alive!

Son of an innkeeper from the Parma region, became the most famous Italian music composer of all time

In the Rice Triangle 46

In the Rice Triangle

A perfect network of ditches, streams and small canals ten thousand kilometres long: here is the “European China”

Plastic Mania 47

Plastic Mania

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

On the Border 48

On the Border

The last wall of the Cold War is a funfair closely watched by soldiers

Time to Go Solar 50

Time to Go Solar

Solar energy in Africa is useful (also) to charge phones and extract water

A Waterless Paradise 53

A Waterless Paradise

Drought is an extremely serious problem that is occurring more and more frequently

Macalle. The Perfect Prison 54

Macalle. The Perfect Prison

A model of jail enterprise, here prisoners sell fruit and fabrics, build houses and manage beauty centres

Zahia's Trip 57

Zahia’s Trip

In Gaza the health system is collapsing, but leaving the Strip is a nigthmare

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