Have you ever walked the streets of Florence and actually looked at every person that you pass? Have you wondered why Italy, a country so focused on and proud of its history, art and culture, is changing before our very eyes? Italy is experiencing a new renaissance as it becomes a melting pot of many different people and cultures. People immigrate to Italy from various countries in the EU, Asia, and Africa, and for various reasons. They bring to their adopted country different foods, fashions, customs and literature. Many immigrants are also survivors of war, famine, dire poverty and political unrest.