While the chips have now fallen from the regional and mayoral elections of 20-21 September, it is now possible to take a view on what happened and interpret the results.
Behind it a proud record of empowered women who made a difference.
Fewer and fewer Italian couples are having babies, with measurable consequences for the country. What can be done?
Who will be the Italian of the year 2019?
If Veneto and Lombardy will succeed in transferring some competences from the central government, the gap with the South would increase even more.
For a country steeped in classical art history and tradition, Italy also boasts a thriving street art scene.