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.

How Inefficient is Italy? Grossly.

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Italy's nightmarish bureaucracy and dysfunctional political system are legendary. Well, they do say there's often more than a grain of truth in legends and the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Report 2014 - 2015 contains not one but several grains of truth. In terms of government … [Read more...]

Milan’s Facelifted Canal Port

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The Darsena of Milan, formerly the city's canal port, has recently been given a facelift. Situated in Milan's naviglio canal area, the former port has been transformed from something of an eyesore into an additional attraction for this area of Milan famous for its nightlife, and mosquitoes. I … [Read more...]

Milan Expo 2015 – What To Expect

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The Milan Expo is on until the end of October and here are a couple of videos to give you, if you'll excuse the pun, a flavour of this foodie event extraordinaire. I've also included a few tips to help you get the most out of the Expo experience and maybe even save you a little money as … [Read more...]