As the Catalan crisis continues to rattle Spain, we turn our attention to Italy. On Sunday, 16 million Italians in the northern Lombardy and Veneto regions will vote in a non-binding referendum on greater autonomy from Rome. Since the 1990s, the battle for independence in these regions has been a driving force of the Eurosceptic, right-wing Northern League party. But with parliamentary elections fast approaching, the party is openly displaying more national ambitions. Our correspondents report.
A programme prepared by Patrick Lovett and Florence Viala.