Voters' views from a 'broken' Italy ahead of general election
19 February 2013 Last updated at 06:49 GMT
Italians will vote in a general election this coming Sunday and Monday.
The third largest economy in the eurozone is deep in recession with large numbers of people unemployed.
The BBC's Katya Adler reports from the Tuscan seaside town of Viareggio on how people are feeling ahead of the vote.