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Italian Politics – Still a Mess

Here’s a roundup stroke overview of what’s going on in the decidedly odd world of Italian politics. Broadly, there are three political factions in Italy,

Wild Boar Hunting in Italy

Ever thought about wild boar hunting in Italy? Maybe not but perhaps you might like to. Italy has a bit of a problem with wild

Berlusconi Heart

On Thursday in Italy headlines were dominated by the news that Silvio Berlusconi, a former and controversial prime minister, required an urgent heart operation and had

Italy

Cinque Terre Floods

You may have heard that the popular tourist destination of the Cinque Terre, Liguria in Italy has been extensively damaged as a result of recent

Is Life in Italy So bad?

At the end of the day, despite bickering politicians and dodgy organisation, life in Italy is not that bad.

Rome Correspondent John Hooper

Interview: Guardian & Economist Journalist John Hooper

I’ve been reading Guardian and Economist journalist and Rome correspondent John Hooper’s articles on events in Italy for some time, then I found John Hooper tweeting on Twitter.

One day, John Hooper actually started following my newsfromitaly persona on Twitter, which meant I could send him a private message. Not that I thought he would agree, but ever hopeful, I fired off a private Tweet to ask him if he’d like to do an interview, albiet via email, for BlogfromItaly.com. Much to my delight (and surprise), he kindly agreed.

Here is the result, and I hope you like the questions I posed to John Hooper, and I suspect you’ll find his responses interesting – I certainly did.

Foreign Direct Investment – Italy Not in Top 15

It’s easy to be negative about Italy, and the country is receiving quite a lot of bad press at the moment, what with potentially repressive laws designed to restrict press freedom, and the odd scandal or three. All the furore leads to this question, possibly: Could Italy’s tarnished image be damaging the countries foreign direct investment prospects?

Properties

House For Sale near Milan

Gaetano Salvo, friend and Blog from Italy researcher wants to sell his house. For those who might be interested, or may know of someone or

House For Sale near Milan

Gaetano Salvo, friend and Blog from Italy researcher wants to sell his house. For those who might be interested, or may know of someone or

Places to stay in Italy

Villa Miller Bed and Breakfast, Puglia, Italy

Located well off the main road in the depths of the Puglia countryside, Villa Miller the only sounds which disturb guests are those of the crickets and the ringing of the bells worn by the areas cow and sheep population.

Casa Villatalla B&B, Liguria

By far the most important members of the Casa Villatalla household are Nellie (an elderly but loveable chocolate Labrador), Bonnie, a fluffy and rather scatty American Spaniel, and Pickle, aneccentric cat who walks like John Wayne.

Chaplin Bed and Breakfast Rome

Perfectly located in a safe and quiet but extremely central Rome neighborhood, the Chaplin Bed and Breakfast Rome is the ideal base for your Roman holiday.

Villa Miller Bed and Breakfast, Puglia, Italy

Located well off the main road in the depths of the Puglia countryside, Villa Miller the only sounds which disturb guests are those of the crickets and the ringing of the bells worn by the areas cow and sheep population.

Chaplin Bed and Breakfast Rome

Perfectly located in a safe and quiet but extremely central Rome neighborhood, the Chaplin Bed and Breakfast Rome is the ideal base for your Roman holiday.