“Sempre caro mi fu quest’ermo colle,/ E questa siepe, che da tanta parte/ Dell’ultimo orizzonte il guardo esclude”, is the beginning of L’infinito: the most famous and emblematic Giacomo Leopardi poem. In memory of the composition of these verses, 2019 was proclaimed in Italy as the Leopardian Bicentenary. But 2019 is also the year of European elections that come at a time of serious crisis for the process of European integration, which in turn is part of a series of crises that are sweeping the world, starting with the 2007 financial crisis.