The deaths of a young women born in Côte d'Ivoire, hosted in the asylum seeker reception centre of Cona (Venice), and of a 38-years-old Somali man, stuck in the fire of an abandoned furniture store in Sesto Fiorentino (Florence), have awaken new attention in the Italian public debate on the "migrant crisis" and the national reception system. This article tries to reconstruct what happens to migrants, in terms of legal procedures, typology of reception structures, etc., once they are disembarked on Italian shores. The current reception system is regulated under the so-called Road map issued by the Ministry of Interiors on 28 September 2015, and includes many stages or levels, namely First and Second reception centres with different structures, features, and functions. Emergency, inefficiency and corruption seem to be the most evident signs of a system in need of structural reform in order to really comply with human rights standards. The full text of this article is available in Italian.