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Sounds from Italy

Italy is a country very close to the heart of the Cities and Memory project, and we’ve spent a number of years collecting field recordings from all over the country.

This summer, we asked dozens of artists to remix and reimagine some of the stunning soundscapes of Italy: you can explore the results on the sound map:

Selected compositions

Selected Italian compositions have been highlighted as short videos in this playlist:

Sounds from Italy: the albums

Download some of the highlights from our Italian sounds collection on these two albums, both available as a pay-what-you-like compilation from Bandcamp:

Listen to our latest Italian sounds

Tune in to the latest field recordings and reimagined sounds from across Italy, and find out a little more about them:

Fighting Covid on the railways of Italy

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Sounding in the new year in Venice

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The sounds of calcio

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Two sides of life in Venice

Today’s sounds highlight two distinct sides of the sonic life of Venice – the better-known…

Buona Festa della Repubblica, Italy!

The second of June marks Festa della Repubblica in Italy, one of the national symbols…

Arquà Petrarca: the soundtrack to the summer

It’s mid-August in the incredibly beautiful town of Arquà Petrarca in northern Italy (hear more…