‘You hope against hope that things improve just a little’ – Life in Italy under Covid-19 lockdown

Concerned friends, family and colleagues keep asking what it’s like living under lockdown in Italy. The short but honest answer is, pretty depressing.Getting stopped by the Carabinieri while walking the dog on Thursday (at least, I think it was Thursday) was the highlight of my week.As the officer approached, I was holding a small bag of dog sh*t in one hand and a leash in the other, and yet he still opened with, “What are you doing here?”I desperately wanted to reply, “Obviously, you’re not a golfer.” But thought better of it. After all, he may not have been a Big Lebowski fan.He was a footba…

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