After the closing of the Balkan Route, Italy has become the number one entry point for refugees fleeing to Europe. Death tolls on the Mediterranean continue to rise as the route to safety becomes more of a bottleneck, and therefore much more dangerous. In a period of just three days in May 2016, 700 migrants drowned off the coast of Italy. For migrants who make it to Italy and up the coast to Rome, more challenges lie ahead. Far right political parties, like the movement Casapound, host protests against refugees settling in their country. And after headline-making terror attacks in Europe, refugees are taking the blame in the form of open discrimination and suspicion.