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Poem of the Week: ‘Untitled’ by Patrizia Cavalli

Patrizia Cavalli invites you to consume her poetry with these somewhat strange six verses: Someone told meof course my poemswon’t change the world. I say yes of coursemy poemswon’t change the world. The poem with no official title—as Cavalli tends to skip the titles —is the first one in a collection playfully called “My Poems […]

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Italian Elections: The Far Right Take Victory

On September 25, Italian far-right leader Giorgia Meloni led her Brothers of Italy party to victory in the country’s parliament. She won an absolute majority in both the upper and lower houses, unseating the previous cross-party Draghi government. Winning both houses allows Meloni’s government to pass legislation freely, without having to secure the support of […]

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Far from Right: The Rise of Women on the Right

It is a truth universally acknowledged (by all but the French) that Italians are never not fashionable. And it’s a truth so universal, in fact, that it seems they’re even on trend when it comes to their politics. Following last week’s election, there’s a new female world leader on the block in the form of […]

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Lifestyle

Why we must all have our own Italian love story

Italy is a gem like no other. If you’ve visited, go again, and if you haven’t, then what the hell have you been doing? Nestled in the heart of the Mediterranean, this country’s got it all: from the whizz of slick scooters to the snap of fresh Focaccia.  In between these wet lockdown days and […]

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Sport

Geoghegan Hart claims suprise Giro win

Tao Geoghegan Hart claimed an unexpected victory in the Giro d’Italia, making him the most successful Scottish cyclist since Pippa York. Geoghegan Hart, riding for Ineos Grenadiers, came to Italy to ride in support of Geraint Thomas, and was not considered among the favourites when the race began. But after his team leader suffered a […]

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Another month on lockdown in Milan

On Wednesday the 11th of March 2020, the Italian government announced that the country was going into lockdown in order to prevent the spread of Covid-19. 11 days later, on the 22nd of March, further regional restrictive measures were introduced here in Lombardia which prohibited citizens from being outdoors for any “non-essential” reason, including solitary exercise. As I […]

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Arrivederci, Aperol and Arancini – my reading week in Italy.

The recent reading week saw my course mates and I depart on our annual design study trip. Following last year’s slightly grimy, industrial destination of Stuttgart, Milan and Venice seemed an enticing prospect. A week marvelling at the architectural genius of Carlo Scarpa and enjoying the delights of Italian culture was in store for us. […]

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Art Culture

The Italian Connection at City Art Centre

Consider visiting Edinburgh’s City Art Centre this week where The Italian Connection is being hosted to celebrate the creative link between Scotland and Italy. The exhibition has an impressive array of artwork ranging all the way from 1736 up to 2009, a panoply of mediums and various artists including Eduardo Paolozzi, Elizabeth Blackadder, Stanley Cursiter […]