Published work

Skinny Smugglers, a French King’s Body, and the Odd European City Home to the Other Cold War Wall (The Daily Beast, May 2023)

FICO Has Been Around for Five Years. Can it Go On? (Italy Magazine, April 2023)

Greece’s Forgotten Muslim Villages (New Lines Magazine, January 2023)

An Untouched Paradise in Greece Under Threat (The Daily Beast, December 2022)

Arseny Avraamov: The forgotten Soviet genius of modern music (BBC Culture, November 2022)

An Ode to the Porrettana, Italy’s Original Transappenine Line (Italy Magazine, October 2022)

Greece reborn: reversing the fortunes of a ghostly mountain village (The Guardian, October 2022)

Milan city guide: your weekend break sorted (The Times, September 2022)

Getting to Know the Grecia Salentina (Italy Magazine, September 2022)

The Curious Afterlife of a Fascist Utopia (Atlas Obscura, September 2022)

Eight of the most stunning opera houses in the world (BBC Culture, August 2022)

The forgotten Italian mountain haven that’s been hiding in plain sight (The Telegraph, August 2022)

Eight of Italy’s Lesser-Known Train Lines (Italy Magazine, August 2022)

One of the Greatest Collections of Italian Art Is in This Tiny Mountain Town (The Daily Beast, August 2022)

An Architectural Tour of 20th-Century Bologna (Italy Magazine, July 2022)

Cycling Adventures in the Bologna Countryside (Italy Magazine, June 2022)

This Ancient City Known for Blood Sport Is Still Around (The Daily Beast, June 2022)

Five Easy Day Trips from Bologna (Italy Magazine, May 2022)

After Mass Grave of Skeletons Found, Some Won’t Set Foot in This Starchitect’s Library (The Daily Beast, April 2022)

The Historic Map Room of Florence’s Uffizi Gallery Reopens After 20 Years (Bellissimo Magazine, April 2022)

Why is there a bust of Lenin in the centre of this Italian town? (Italics Magazine, March 2022)

Athens: The enduring city (Kathimerini, March 2022)

Stranding of three whales in Corfu raises alarm over seismic testing for fossil fuels (The Guardian, March 2022)

Athens’ Architectural Heritage Is Slowly Slipping Away but These Heroes Are Saving It (The Daily Beast, January 2022)

A Day Trip to Reggio Emilia – Northern Italy’s Overlooked Gem (Italy Magazine, January 2022)

What happens to fascist architecture after fascism? (BBC Culture, January 2022)

Incredible Design – Calatrava’s Architectural Contributions in Reggio Emilia (Italy Magazine, January 2022)

Europe’s Most Scenic Train Ride Takes You Places You Didn’t Think a Train Could Go (The Daily Beast, January 2022)

To Get Into this Stunning Hidden Library You’ll Need to Read a Book (The Daily Beast, December 2021)

Italy’s Most Mysterious Region Has Warrior Princesses and a Marmot Obsession (The Daily Beast, November 2021)

The Greek region too remote for maps (BBC Travel, October 2021)

Greek revival: how Corfu’s 14th-century ghost village came back to life (The Guardian, October 2021)

More Than Just Tortellini: The Best International Restaurants in Bologna (Italy Magazine, October 2021)

Gio Ponti: 10 Iconic Buildings by Italy’s Most Influential Designer (Italy Magazine, August 2021)

Biography of an island: multifaceted Sicily (openDemocracy, July 2021)

Emilia-Romagna: The Land of Motors (Bellissimo Magazine, July 2021)

Prince Philip’s secret return visit to the island of his birth (The Independent, April 2021)

The Italians who fought for Greek independence (Italics Magazine, March 2021)

How Much Does it Cost to Live in Italy: Bologna (Italy Magazine, September 2020)

The Best Restaurants in Corfu, Greece, According to Local Chef Spyros Kontopoulos (Culture Trip, August 2020)

The 10 Most Beautiful Beaches in Corfu, Greece (Culture Trip, July 2020)

How to Make the Most of 48 hours in Corfu, Greece (Culture Trip, July 2020)

The Italian village that’s offering tourists a free holiday this summer (The Telegraph, June 2020)

48 Hours in Gorizia: Beauty, Intrigue and Goulash on Italy’s Balkan Borderland (Italy Magazine, June 2020)

The Balkans and the Meaning of Nowhere (openDemocracy, February 2020)

The Italian region that ‘doesn’t exist’ (BBC Travel, October 2019)

Get Out of Town on This Half-day Cycle Trip from Bologna (Italy Magazine, October 2019)

Why does Athens look so quirky? (BBC Culture, October 2019)

A Forgotten Armenian History on a Small Greek Island (Armenian Weekly, August 2019)

48 Hours in Udine – The Historical Capital of Friuli (Italy Magazine, July 2019)

At the crease in Greece: How cricket thrives in Corfu (The Economist, September 2018)

The strange beauty of Greece’s weirdest town (BBC Culture, January 2018)

Is Europe colonising itself? A review of “Europe’s Forbidden Colony” (openDemocracy, February 2017)

What UK-EU relations do we want and what is the ‘good society’? An interview with Catherine West MP (openDemocracy, October 2016)

Interview with Adrian Zandberg, Partia Razem (openDemocracy, August 2016)

Enver Hoxha: the lunatic who took over the asylum (openDemocracy, March 2016)

“This is not a time for splitting up, but for convergence.” An interview with Zoe Konstantopoulou (openDemocracy, March 2016)

“A Gramscian party in a non-Gramscian world.” An interview with Paul Mason (openDemocracy, December 2015)

How to change a city from the bottom up: an Italian example (openDemocracy, November 2015)

“One very simple, but radical, idea: to democratise Europe.” An interview with Yanis Varoufakis (openDemocracy, October 2015)

A tale of two parks: a conversation between activists in Armenia and Turkey (openDemocracy, July 2015)

The symbolism of NO in Greece (openDemocracy, June 2015)

Scenes from a bullying (openDemocracy, June 2015)

Turkey is changing, and I am part of that change: an interview with filmmaker Fatih Akin (openDemocracy, April 2015)

Judgment in Hungary (openDemocracy, June 2014)

Greece: how deep does this River run? (openDemocracy, May 2014)