Ada Negri was the first and only woman to have been granted a prestigious and cumbersome appointment as Royal Academician of Italy.
Carlo Levi's explanation of the gap between northern and southern Italy still holds true today.
Novelist Tom Benjamin gets under the skin of Bologna, where its forty kilometres of porticoes have just been granted UNESCO World Heritage status.
Ilaria Cucchi was a normal person. Her life changed forever after her brother died in a guarded hospital room, and she started figthing for the truth.