2011-2021. The Making of a Revolution #1 1

Libya - 2011-2021. The Making of a Revolution #1

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 […]

60-Year-Old Rider 2

Italy - 60-Year-Old Rider

Around Milan Laura delivers all kinds of things, and always on her bike, getting herself in shape for her trip around the world

No One Ever Conquered Us 3

Malta - No One Ever Conquered Us

Knights, businesspeople and artists: a journey through the lives of the well-to-do in the EU’s smallest country

Silence 4

Italy - Silence

Admired and scorned, desired and damned

The Secret Venice 5

Italy - The Secret Venice

This year the Arsenale is to celebrate its 800th birthday

The Rivers 6

Italy - The Rivers

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.

Lombardy No Covid 7

Italy - Lombardy No Covid

A glimmer of hope in the region worst affected by coronavirus

The Corona Poor 8

Italy - The Corona Poor

Who are the new poor living on the breadline because of Covid-19?

The Oxygen Route 9

Italy - The Oxygen Route

Covid-19: how the life-saving gas is produced and distributed

Life Is Now 10

Italy - Life Is Now

Managing childbirth amidst fear, loneliness and uncertainty during the pandemic

War Surgery 11

Italy - War Surgery

How Italy is working to contain the coronavirus “tsunami”

Coronavirus: Daily Solutions 12

Italy - Coronavirus: Daily Solutions

At school, at church and in the gym: how technology can help us deal with Covid-19

Gas Chamber Delhi 13

India - Gas Chamber Delhi

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

The Gold of Amazonia 14

French Guiana - The Gold of Amazonia

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

Immortality, Inc. 15

World - Immortality, Inc.

The search for eternal life

Syrians in Limbo 16

Lebanon - 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 17

Middle East - The Lebanese Fragile Dream

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

Mamoiada. The Last Pagan Dance 18

Italy, Sardinia - Mamoiada. The Last Pagan Dance

In the heart of Sardinia a rite which not even the Romans were able to abolish

Addis Abeba. The New Flower of Africa 19

Ethiopia - Addis Abeba. The New Flower of Africa

How a populous capital is becoming increasingly relevant on the international stage

Combating Aridity 20

Italy - Combating Aridity

Water scarcity and the Emilia Romagna model

Pure Tokyo 21

Japan - 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 22

Japan - The New Hawaii

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

Saint Agatha's Fever 23

Italy - Saint Agatha’s Fever

The religious feast that turns Catania into an open air theater

Milan, Not Only Fashion 24

Italy - Milan, Not Only Fashion

The true avant-garde of Italy, Milan is bursting with energy

The Village of Longevity 25

Japan - The Village of Longevity

A trip to Ogimi, among the centenarians of Okinawa

Reliquiae 27

Italy - Reliquiae

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

Sardinia Liberated 28

Italy - Sardinia Liberated

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

Etnaland 29

Italy - Etnaland

Daily life under the highest volcano in Europe

The New Crimea? 30

Estonia - The New Crimea?

The Baltic Sea hosts a revived Cold War

The Invisibles 31

Switzerland - The Invisibles

An unexpected journey throughout Swiss poverty

Damascus on the Bosphorus 32

Turkey - Damascus on the Bosphorus

The better-off Syrians today live in Istanbul

Standouts & Poors 33

Europe - Standouts & Poors

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

Andhō. A Brighter Future 34

Nepal - Andhō. A Brighter Future

How an NGO is tackling the serious problem of cataracts

Endless Duomo 35

Italy - Endless Duomo

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

In the Ghetto 36

Sweden - In the Ghetto

A district where integration and fundamentalism get mixed up

Nanuk's World 37

Canada - Nanuk’s World

The capital of polar bears

Gimme Shelter 38

Switzerland - Gimme Shelter

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

The Wall 39

Mexico - The Wall

The oddest frontier

(Un)welcome to Austria 40

Austria - (Un)welcome to Austria

Here’s how the migrants will try to cross the Alps

Caracas. The Q Crisis 41

Venezuela - Caracas. The Q Crisis

When a life in a queue is a nightmare come true

Giò Ponti’s Butterfly 42

Venezuela - Giò Ponti’s Butterfly

The Italian villa dominating Caracas

Caracas' High Life 43

Venezuela - Caracas’ High Life

Is the country’s capital really the tough place you were told about?

Ebola Aftermath 44

Sierra Leone - Ebola Aftermath

The country is leaving behind its back the Ebola nightmare.

Climatic Grand Tour 45

Italy - Climatic Grand Tour

How climate change is reshaping Italy’s landscape

Kommunalka 46

Russia - Kommunalka

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

Athens. La Dolce Vita 47

Greece - Athens. La Dolce Vita

Athens today means crisis. But that’s not for everyone

Havana Club 48

Cuba - Havana Club

Meet the emerging Cuban bourgeoisie

Rolls Royce Generation 49

China - Rolls Royce Generation

Young millionaires in Shanghai: not an ordinary Chinese life

Swinging Tirana 50

Albania - Swinging Tirana

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

Young Africans Are Growing Up 52

Kenya - Young Africans Are Growing Up

In Kenya obesity is becoming a problem, especially among young children

Nogales Crossroads 53

Mexico - 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! 54

Italy - Verdi Is Alive!

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

Harenna. Last Coffee Collectors 55

Ethiopia - Harenna. Last Coffee Collectors

Carried by donkeys, this coffee grows spontaneously and is still collected by the small local community

In the Rice Triangle 56

Italy - In the Rice Triangle

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

Plastic Mania 57

South Korea - 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 58

South Korea - On the Border

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

Horses' Lost Paradise 59

Italy - Horses’ Lost Paradise

Wild horses in Sardinia

Time to Go Solar 60

Ethiopia - Time to Go Solar

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

The Great Bourgeoisie Awakening 61

Ethiopia - The Great Bourgeoisie Awakening

In the horn of Africa there is a proud and independent middle class

Along the Historical Routes of the North 62

Ethiopia - Along the Historical Routes of the North

High plateaus, ancient cities and churches carved out of the rock by angels

A Waterless Paradise 63

Ethiopia - A Waterless Paradise

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

Macalle. The Perfect Prison 64

Ethiopia - Macalle. The Perfect Prison

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

The Desperates of the Shipwrecks 65

Greece - The Desperates of the Shipwrecks

A journey among the homeless of the Perama shipyards

Searching for Paradise 66

French Polynesia - Searching for Paradise

For two centuries the Pacific islands have been a symbol of the tropics

The Catacombs of Las Vegas 68

United States - The Catacombs of Las Vegas

Las Vegas is a mermaid that enchants you with its lights but it is also a living hell for desperate people

Zahia's Trip 69

Palestine - Zahia’s Trip

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

Hierapolis 71

Turkey - Hierapolis

The Roman Spa

The Strait for Unesco? 72

Italy - The Strait for Unesco?

Calabria and Sicily joined by the Strait of Messina

African Cape Canaveral 73

Kenya - African Cape Canaveral

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 […]

The Princess of the Andes 74

Peru - The Princess of the Andes

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 Forgotten Sertão 75

Brazil - The Forgotten Sertão

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, […]

Forgetting Chad 76

Africa - Forgetting Chad

After years of civil wars, the most neglected French colony in Africa is seeking a way to start again. It’s not easy: Chad suffers infantile malnutrition, it is stricken by drought and desertification and it is invaded by hundreds of thousands refugees from Central Africa and Sudan. The international community which is always focusing on […]

Bye Bye Petroleum 77

Saudi Arabia - Bye Bye Petroleum

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 […]

Egyptian Western Desert 78

Africa - Egyptian Western Desert

In the desert of lost whales

Crazy Emerald Coast 79

Italy - Crazy Emerald Coast

Whatever happens in Sardinia, stays in Sardinia

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