‘Tangentopoli’ didn’t break our optimism


Diplomat Massimiliano Sponzilli returned from South Africa to Italy in the early 1990s, finding his home country undergoing a process of renewal marked by widespread optimism.

Storyteller: Massimiliano Sponzilli

Date of Story: 1991-1994
Location of Story: Rome, Italy
Location: Rome, Italy
Date: 31 January, 2016

This post is part of a collaboration with author Davide Rubini to collect the stories of Italy in the aftermath of the “Bribesville” (Tangentopoli) scandals of the 1990s. Find out more about Rubini’s new novel,  il fischio finale (The Final Blow).