As Italy emerges from coronavirus COVID-19 catastrophe, families try to recover loved ones from a lonely grave.
So small are the plastic white crosses, from a distance they’re barely visible.
But a closer look reveals they are part of a field of recently dug graves, not far from the centre of one of Italy’s largest and most sophisticated cities.
Each cross has a name and a plot number on it.
In a section of the Maggiore cemetery in Milan, 128 victims of COVID-19 were buried at the height of the first wave of the pandemic.
The reportage was published on ABC Australia
Scripted, directed and edited by Eugenio Grosso and Davide Preti