In the Lake Maggiore area, near Italy’s border with Switzerland, ‘understated buyers’ are being lured away from ritzier destinations.
Lombardy has been overwhelmed by the pandemic, in part because of a poorly executed medical privatization program.
This is a very strange, subdued summer for a country with an economy that relies heavily on tourism and merrymaking. But E.U. aid is on the way.
As Italians move toward a less stringent regimen to minimize their exposure to the coronavirus, they can take pride in an unusual collective effort.
The little blue coupe’s journey shows how ordinary things played out in extraordinary circumstances.
The U.S. government needs a coordinated response to the coronavirus on par with its response to the 2008 financial crisis.
While world leaders are at last speaking out about the gravity of the pandemic, their voices are less a choir than a cacophony, with the United States absent from its traditional conductor role.
The restrictions affect Milan and the regions that serve as Italy’s economic engine, and are the most sweeping measures outside China.
Most Italians are unfamiliar with epidemics, so we struggle, confused, to react. Avoiding each other is hard. But we must. At least for one more week.