last night provided the traditional 12-hour live broadcasting segment ‘The Night Before Exams’, which accompanies students through the anxious evening before their final exams.

There were many exciting guests on the show, which was live-streamed from 8:00 pm to 8:00 am on, with live radio on Radio 24 from 9:00 pm to midnight with a special segment hosted by Federico Taddia and Ghemon.

Political guests included deputy prime ministers, Matteo Salvini and Luigi Di Maio, and some big names in journalism including the co-director of the Huffington Post, Gianni Del Vecchio, manager of, Marco Esposito, director of Fanpage, Francesco Piccinini, director of Rai News, Antonio Di Bella, director of ANSA, Luigi Contu, and deputy director of TgCom24, Domenico Catagnano.

Other coveted personalities on show included social influencer Angelica Massera and writer Massimo Bisotti.

ITalian Minister of Education Marco Bussetti gave a special good luck to the graduates.

“Maturity is one of the first important milestones in one's life,” Bussetti said.

“We are at the starting line, now.

“I tell everyone not to be afraid.

“To maintain lucidity.

“To commit oneself and give one’s all.

“But above all to enjoy the moment.     

“Prepare yourselves with serenity; the State Examination is an opportunity to express yourself on what has been learned in the course of studies.”

‘The Night Before Exams’ 2019 was a particular edition due to the nature of the nation-wide examination, which this year has seen some major changes.

Some of the changes include two written tests instead of the usual three, plus the oral exam, with the first written test examining all students in Italian, and the second written test examining the students’ specialty disciplines, whether classics, science or humanities, among others.

A higher priority of points will be assigned for school credits gained throughout semester.

According to a web survey conducted on, 70 per cent of candidates will experience a night of insomnia prior to the exams, with only 19 per cent going to bed early.

A majority of 28 per cent said that they would continue to revise their notes, while about one in five said they wanted to take one last night of freedom, by going out to celebrate with their friends.