“Maxi federalist snatch from the north to the south”. Il Fatto Quotidiano calls it that. It all comes from a Bank of Italy study on investments and infrastructures. “The endowment of infrastructures affects the ability of an economy to grow and the level of well-being of the community. The competitiveness of companies is closely linked to the availability of an adequate transport and telecommunications network, as well as to quality ‘of the energy and water service – which represent essential inputs of production processes “. This is what we read in the report ‘The infrastructural gaps in Italy: a case-by-case measurement’ by Mauro Bucci, Elena Gennari, Giorgio Ivaldi, Giovanna Messina and Luca Moller published by the Bank of Italy. According to scholars, the decline in investments in recent years in Italy has widened the differences already present in the various areas of the country.