Silvia Marchetti

When in Rome

Italy's new prime minister says he will push through one key reform every month. But can he perform miracles?

Like Watching Paint Dry

The Italian system of justice is so slow, centenarians die without having their cases resolved

Italiano? Nein.

In the Italian South Tyrol, German speakers long for when they were part of Austria

Italian Towns Battle Over Odysseus

Two neighboring locations in central Italy both claim to be the mythological place cited by Homer in The Odyssey where Odysseus fell prey to Circe.

Never-Ending Odyssey

Two Italian towns are battling over which was Odysseus's true destination. Millions of euros hang on this ancient mystery