United we stand


A collective work in progress: we followed immigrants back home. Lu, from Ukraina. Svetlana, from Russia. Ali, from Bangladesh.


A short selection of images that give the "Micro feeling". Micro is available for editorial, commercial and corporate projects.


How's Renewable Energy in Italy? This is the question we started from, to do our journey that brought us to discover Italy's best and (sometimes) hidden efficient realities. Tocco da Casauria and its tiny eolic farm has been the first stop: it attracts people and journalists from all over the world but remains unknown to italian people. Then we passed through Larderello (geothermal energy) with its lunar landscape and living soil, and continued the journey making it become a time travel: we visited historical sites for hydroelectric energy. And do you know what biogas is? We do, and you could wonder what are those big domes we spot more and more often right by animal farms. Last but not least, here's the biggest photovoltaic structure in Europe (Val Sabbia). Morgex, in Valle d'Aosta region, is our guest star: Legambiente decided it's the most ecological town in the country. Our selection is vast and heterogenous: ask for it. Editing by Andrea Delle Case

PEDESINA, THE SMALLEST TOWN IN ITALY - Arianna Sanesi/Elisabetta Cociani

Italian government wanted to erase little municipalities in order to work on national financial problems. Pedesina, not far from northern Italy's biggest lakes, up on the mountains, is the smallest one, counting 34 residents.

THE GREAT RIVER - Elisabetta Cociani/Arianna Sanesi

We've been walking for months and through the seasons along the path of Italy's biggest river, Po river: once the shores were densely populated and people used to get their living by fishing or working in the fields. But now, what remains is mainly melancholy and abandon: almost everywhere a gloomy but enchanting atmosphere.

PARTISANS - Andrea Boscardin/Arianna Sanesi

Elio tell us that, having to stay hidden because of rastrellamenti, he ran away during the night to meet his friends and play piano covering the keyboard with material: half a music for a complete youth. Giuseppe met his enemy’s nephews, whose lives he decided to spare at that time, and asked them if he would be alive now, had he been the armless one. Stellina and Nori are strong and proud. Elio underlines that Italian Resistance wouldn’t have existed without them, the women: a Resistance made of firm legs to cycle for kilometres and hands ready to cover with new clothes those who were in the need of them. Stellina hold us back at the door when we leave: she wants to talk about Italian Constitution, but time is over, we’ll be back. Giuseppe hurries us up out of the door with a smile, a new newspaper is due to be at the newsstand today and he can’t wait to read it. Memory and awareness that these people carry with them cannot, and should not, disappear into nothing.

THE RAILWAY THAT WAS THERE - Elisabetta Cociani/Arianna Sanesi

"The Railway that Was there" is a project about a sicilian part of railway that linked Castelvetrano to Porto Empedocle. First inaugurated in 1910, then finished in 1923, it still preserves its original structure and would therefore be able to restart the activity. There's a huge phantom railway net that used to go through Sicily all over, linking otherwise forlorn villages to the world . In such a historical moment, where everybody in Italy is discussing about infrastructures and development, the restarting of these trains' activity could be symbolic, and poetical perhaps.