-Festa del Redentore

Gondolas race in Venezia’s Canale della Giudecca during the yearly regata held for the Festa del Redentore, which commemorates the end of the plague epidemic of 1575-1577 that killed more than a third of the city’s population.

-Make school a priority

(VERSIONE ITALIANA) More than three months after the closure of schools because of the Coronavirus pandemic, teachers, parents and students gathered in a square of Bologna for a demonstration called by a nationwide network called “Priorità alla Scuola” (Make School a Priority) in more than 60 Italian towns, to demand that the government take this issue seriously and invest the resources required to reopen them.

-Exodus

As summer comes to Puglia, in South Italy, increasing numbers of dead locusts can be found in the countryside. Gigantic swarms of these insects are currently wrecking havoc from East Africa to India and even Sardinia in what is quickly becoming a global crisis, and in the midst of a serious drought, the main trigger for this pest, farmers in the Mediterranean region are getting nervous.

-Napoli, the first assembly after the pandemic

On the 30th of May, the first public assembly after the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic was held in Napoli’s Piazza Plebiscito, gathering social movements, activists, art workers and many others for an afternoon of discussion on grassroots responses to the pandemic and the looming crisis.