Everything by Italy Chronicles founder, Alex Roe

Alex Roe, the founder of Italy Chronicles, lives and works in Milan, Italy. When not working on Italy Chronicles, Alex teaches English, translates, writes articles for other web sites and runs training courses. You can hire Alex to write for you.

Lest Italy Forget on Liberation Day

The Allied Invasion of Italy

It's Liberation Day today here in Italy. While much is always made of the role of Italy's partisans in the liberation process during Liberation Day speeches and press coverage, little mention is made of the Allies role. Indeed, with the passing of time, Italy appears to have virtually forgotten the … [Read more...]

Italy’s 2015 Social Progress Ranking


The 2015 Social Progress Imperative (SPI) Social Progress Index report is out and below you will find the figures for Italy, the UK, and Germany. While other systems measure and compare economic performance, the Social Progress Imperative's index attempts to gauge the social well-being or … [Read more...]

How to Find Postage Stamps in Italy

Postcards are easy to find in Italy, but not stamps

It's a common enough scenario: you come to Italy on holiday stroke vacation, see the sights and want to send your friends and family a few postcards to tell them what a wonderful time you are having in beautiful Italy. But that's when a minor though frustrating problem may arise - hence this how to … [Read more...]

China to Take Over Management of Rome

China to Fund Restoration

After snapping up Italian tire maker Pirelli's know-how and technology, China's shopping spree in Italy continues. Indeed, details emerged today that China is to take over the management of Italy's capital Rome. Italy's cash strapped capital is to hand over the administration of the eternal city … [Read more...]