Art during the time of coronavirus

Heather O’Neill: Throughout history, art was created during pandemics—to amuse, to console, and to give voice to those who were previously unheard

The unbearable shame of Italian soccer fans

Italian soccer fans will still come out to Canadian bars for the World Cup next year. But maybe without the blue jerseys.

Will Justin Trudeau miss his anniversary?

Last year in Japan, Trudeau controversially took a day off for his wedding anniversary. In Italy this year, will he do it again?

The meaning of a meeting of Europe’s leading nationalist minds

In Koblenz, Germany, the leaders of Europe’s nationalist movement unite for an awkward political spectacle

What is Venice without Venetians?

On any given day, tourists outnumber actual Venetians by 140 to 1

Melee in Milan: The fight to keep museums alive in art-rich Italy

A Canadian is part of a huge fight to save the art world’s most important museums from themselves

Clinging to life on Italy’s margins

Surviving the treacherous Mediterranean crossing is only the beginning. Life inside Italy’s refugee centres

A field guide to Italians

Book review: John Hooper is perfectly situated to explain the intricacies of Italy’s delicate national identity

Italy’s stay-at-home kids

Nearly 80 per cent of young adults now live with their parents. Why Italy is facing a ‘big baby’ crisis.

Italy’s recipe for austerity

Italians are turning to wartime staples, and even urban scrounging, to get by in dire economic times


At least 94 refugees dead after shipwreck off Itay’s coast

At least 94 African migrants who were attempting to reach Italy have died in a shipwreck off the Italian coast, according to reports Thursday.


Art historians seek bones of woman who inspired the Mona Lisa

While Mona Lisa hangs in the Louvre in Paris, researchers are opening up a tomb in Florence, Italy, in hopes of identifying the bones behind the famed halfsmile.