Italy, Scandiano: Giulia, 17, student

I just want to say to all the young kids reading this article, that they don’t have to settle for, (…) because young people of today are our future and we have to put faith in them (…).


Hi, my name is Giulia, I’m 17 years old and, at the moment, I’m studying in France. I’m from Italy, more specifically from the northern part. As many people know, the first Italian case of COVID-19 was detected around the 29th of January. Everyone thought it was nothing, just a bad flu but it wasn’t. Schools closed the 24th of February, “just for a week” said the president, a week that became three months. Basically, all my habits have changed, everything was different: there was no school and now I can say that I miss it, …