Sprouting? It’s in full flow for decades, centuries even and actually getting much worse. Racism and fascism and conservatism are all deeply rooted in Italy. Cities have had rivalries for centuries, before Italy was ever unified. This hatred of outsiders even 10, 20 miles away is a cornerstone of Italian culture, and contributes massively to a dislike of foreigners, particularly those of Non-European descent from poorer places, seen to be bringing down the standard of living across the country. I’m only scratching the surface here with any of this believe me, and I’m sure many of you were already aware of these issues. Change is needed but, never, ever wanted.