Il diavolo si nasconde nei dettagli.

Parola del giorno | Word of the day

Today’s Parola del giorno is the expression il diavolo si nasconde nei dettagli, which means The devil is in the details.

This expression means that something might seem simple on the surface, but when you start to look at things more closely, it is much more complicated.

I’ve seen this expression in the newspaper and from Italian social media users, especially around discussions of vaccination campaigns and rules in Italy and the EU.