This week, Montereggio has been the host of the annual festival of books.This year marks the tenth year of the festival of books, with Montereggio being the only Italian town in the International Organisation of Book Towns. Montereggio is an ancient fortified village with a host of winding back alleys and medieval architecture, a fitting place for an event of such cultural significance.

Over the past week, there has been an antique book market and public readings with authors. Their have also been open debates on subjects including immigration, the environment and consumerism led by journalists, Giovanni Fasanella, Stefania Limits, Andrea Salieri, Daniel Babbini, economist Alberto Bisin and pharmacologist Professor Silvio Garattini.