There are some places, like South Tyrol, where the politically and socially constructed concept of a national identity do not match with how the people feel and are perceived by others.
The Druso Barracks in Silandro teach us that historical wounds cannot be erased but the spaces that remember them can be regenerated.
The dramatic epidemiological situation in the autonomous province has revealed how trust and cooperation with the central government is important.
FC Südtirol are now in Serie B. But issues surrounding its name are complicating the club’s role as a potentially unifying symbol.