Seven years ago, I wrote about businesses in Palermo, Sicily that were refusing to pay ‘pizzo’ extortion money to the Sicilian mafia. How is the situation today? Well, to find out, I spoke to Giusy Galluzzo of Addiopizzo, an organization that is working to end mafia extortion in Palermo. Ms Galluzzo told me that Addiopizzo is […]Read More
It’s like old Berlusconi times. Italy’s prime minister of the moment, Matteo Renzi, is most unhappy that some of the nation’s political chat shows are painting his management of Italy in a less than rose-tinted light. Like Silvio Berlusconi who was well known for his dislike of unfriendly television coverage, Mr Renzi wants Italy’s television […]Read More
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Saturday, despite being very close to the tail end of November, was a fabulously sunny day here in Milan, Italy. I was out and about, exited the Duomo metro stop and was confronted by the Duomo, Milan's incredibly ornate cathedral, which, owing to … [Read More...]