Italy shivers as snowfalls intensify

While Rome has not been spared from this cold snap, we are fortunate compared to many other parts of Italy.  For example in Tuscany, a friend was not able to venture out of her house for 4 days and areas in Lazio didn’t have electricity. [Read more...]

Colosseum looks at limiting tourists

Every time I pass by the Colosseum, I always find there is a line waiting to get in. I can’t blame them because how can you say you have been to Rome and not visit the Colosseum? However, to ensure that this Roman icon “lives on”, there have been talks about limiting the number of […]

Senate Stenographer Paid As Much As King of Spain

I have always known those in the political circle here in Italy are well paid.  I just didn’t know how well paid they are until I read this article.  Shocking but with so many things in Italy, it’s no really a surprise to hear that a stenographer makes €290,000 a year. [Read more...]

Controversial Christmas tree goes down in Rome

In Italy, even the smallest things can get controversial. The fake Christmas tree got my attention this week as I passed by Piazza Venezia but didn’t think much about it.  The mayor says it’s too ugly and is replacing it with a real one.  My question is whose decision was it to put the fake […]

Rome still tops for foreign tourists

The survey says…. Rome!  It’s not a surprise as I often see the Colosseum packed with tourists regardless of the season.  Also with so many attractions in one city, there’s no reason not to visit Rome. Guess which city came in second? [Read more...]

Berlusconi calls confidence vote after budget slip-up

The budget for 2011 didn’t get passed and the present government claims that some MPs simply forget to about the vote.  If they can’t even remember to vote, how committed are they? [Read more...]

Berlusconi calls confidence vote after budget slip-up

The budget for 2011 didn’t get passed and the present government claims that some MPs simply forget to about the vote. If they can’t even remember to vote, how committed are they? [Read more...]

Anti-government protests cause disruption across Italy

There was a lot of traffic yesterday and there were many people waiting at bus-stops barely knowing what was going on. Via Nazionale in Rome was closed and bus routes were re-routed causing a lot of confusion and traffic. [Read more...]

Knox, Sollecito acquitted of Kercher’s murder

A trial that has been followed very closely by the international media.  The appeals court has acquitted the both of them.  [Read more...]

Milanese ‘the coolest dressers in Europe’

Survey says “Milan”!  I have never been to Milan (not yet) and it’s no wonder that they are known as the fashion capital.  They beat out  Paris, Rome and London counterparts.  [Read more...]

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