Switzerland just handed one of its towns back to Italy

Campione d’Italia is an Italian exclave situated within the Swiss canton of Ticino, about 23 kilometres from Italy.

Since the 1860s until this week, this small 2000-resident town was part of Switzerland’s customs territory, but following a request from Rome, the EU imposed the return of Campione to Italy on January 1st of this year.

According to press reports, this change worries the locals accustomed to living as if they were Swiss citizens. They enjoyed perks like the telephone service supplied by Swisscom and the…
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