Renzi Forges Ahead with Reforms

How well do you know Italy?

Scuffles broke out in Italy's parliament as Italy's Prime Minister pressed ahead with constitutional reforms amid much controversy and accusations of authoritarianism. Although the so-called Nazareno pact between Italy's Democratic Party and that of Silvio Berlusconi's Forza Italia party appears … [Read more...]

Bleating Berlusconi

Silvio Berlusconi is not a happy man. The influence of the tanned media magnate and former prime minister of Italy finally appears to be fading away. First of all, back in late 2011, Mr Berlusconi was shoved aside upon fears that Italy might have defaulted on its huge national debt. While Mr … [Read more...]

Wines To Avoid – The Worst Italy Can Offer

The worst bottle of Italian wine. Ever.

I started wine blogging in print and on video after arriving in Italy in late 2007 - partly for something to do while waiting for Villasfor2 to be built; and partly to cope with the withdrawal symptoms of not being a journalist anymore - and in the process, I must’ve drunk, written and filmed my way … [Read more...]

A Big Week For Italy

This week, Italy should discover the names of the candidates for the presidency of Italy. Sparks will then start flying. Reputedly, Italy's Prime Minister Matteo Renzi has more or less agreed on a list of names with Silvio Berlusconi and may well be able to count on the support of Berlusconi's … [Read more...]