April 02, 2020

“Ciao compagno!” North Korea’s long, stormy relationship with Italy
The untold historical bromance between Rome and Pyongyang
One would think that Italy and North Korea have little to nothing in common. One would also think relations would be frosty at best. One would, surprisingly enough, be mistaken.From art and cuisine, to language, and football, Pyongyang's connections to Rome are quintessentially Italian: personal, warm, and just a little bit fiery.This is the first of a two-part series painting the