The hard truth is that, although the economy was bloating, Italians were living above any conceivable means.
From color-coded bins to bottle-eating machines, this is how we dispose of our waste.
At the start of the pandemic, the outlook for Italian businesses was gloomy. But despite everything, many firms have done great things.
With the establishment of Florentine as the literary language of choice, all the other regional languages came to be regarded as dialects, creating a unique situation that Italians have struggled with to this day.