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Tuesday, 5 June, 2001, 08:00 GMT 09:00 UK
Postcards from Italy
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In the run-up to the Italian general election on 13 May, BBC News Online reported daily on the public mood.

Milan: Julian checks the local media outside the duomo
Milan: Julian checks out the local press
Julian Keane, presenter for the BBC World Service's World Today programme, sent a series of postcards from locations throughout this diverse country - from Bolzano in the north to Sicily in the south, and ending up in the capital, Rome.

Click on the map above to follow his progress and read his reports.

The BBC World Service's news and current affairs programme, The World Today, is on every day - the European edition runs from 0400 to 0600 GMT.

Click here for The World Today webpage.

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02 Feb 01 | Europe
Timeline: Italy
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