In these difficult times Villa Vigoni is starting a new series of publications. We create a platform for dialogue. If we cannot see each other directly at the moment, then at least we want to exchange ideas virtually. Francesca Zilio outlines the objectives of these new "Vigoni Papers". Christiane Liermann Traniello and Matteo Scotto lead a first small debate. The focus is on the limits and opportunities of German-Italian relations. We hope for lively participation. Please use the Vigoni Papers for the German-Italian exchange.