The Nicolosi District


This report is set in the Agro Pontino, in southern Lazio, where in 1932 Littoria, nowadays called Latina, was founded. Italian immigrants - mainly from Veneto, Friuli, and Emilia - were encouraged to settle there to grow the city's population. 443 council flats were built to accommodate them and so sprang up the Nicolosi District, named after the architect who had planned it.

Today, this district is mainly inhabited by foreign immigrants, who have gradually replaced Italian ones. Unfortunately for them, rents have significantly gone up while their problems have remained more or less the same as before.

Author: Emiliano Pappacena. Broadcast by Un mondo a Colori/Crash - © Rai Educational, 2008

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Anna Maria Selini

Anna Maria Selini

Anna Maria Selini is a professional journalist, freelancer and video reporter. She has contributed, inter alia, to Rai News, Current TV, Repubblica.it, PeaceReporter, L'Unità, etc.

Vincenzo Notaro

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Vincenzo Notaro was born on 11 March 1979 in Naples, where he spent his childhood as a scugnizzo (Neapolitan urchin). In the mid-90s he moved to Latina (Lazio region), where...

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