Highwaymen were robbers who stole from travellers. In England the practice reached its peak between 1660 and the early 1700’s. They would attack defenseless stagecoaches and solitary travellers on horseback often yelling, “Stand and delivery your purse (or your money)” or the concise but equally significant, “Your money or your life”! In Italy similiar occurrences dated from the mid 13th Century with Ghino di Tacco and other famous “bandits”. The question is what do highwaymen have to do with the collapse of the Morandi Bridge in Genoa and Italy’s new Government? Read on and see for yourselves ….