Can Matteo Renzi be Italy’s Obama?

In Italy, famed for its ancient monuments, old is generally synonymous with good, and youthfulness is associated with immaturity and a lack of experience.

How to Make Restricted Traffic Areas Fairer.

Italy has many cities in which ZTLs exist. These Zone Traffico Limitato areas are designed to prevent thousands of cars clogging up Italy’s city centres, and to help reduce pollution levels.

Sleeping with the Enemy?

Italy’s two main political parties are often shortened by the media to the PD and the PDL. At times it is difficult to understand which political party is being referred to. Recently, things have become much more confusing. At the best of times Italian politics is a confused muddled affair. Indeed, things are becoming so […]

Not All Italian Websites Look So Bad

At the risk of being accused of being a pot calling a kettle black (Yep, I know this blog is getting rather cluttered), I have to say that after doing a little web based research for my latest project, my Italy is in Italian contemporary art site, I’ve come across some rather good looking, and, […]


Milan has been deliciously quiet for the last three days. All on account of the odd Italian ‘ponte’ or bridge, which occurs as a result of having a public holiday in the middle of the week. Indeed, it has been ‘Sunday’ since Wednesday here. Everyone, just about, has headed off for the sea or the […]

U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Italy.

Addresses and contact details. United States Embassy in Rome via Vittorio Veneto, 119/A 00187 Roma, Italy tel: (+39) 06.4674.1 (main switchboard) fax: (+39) 06.4674.2356 website: Opening Hours: U.S. Citizen services: Monday-Friday 8:30-12:30 Notarial services: Tuesday and Thursday, 14:00-15:30 American Embassy to the Holy See (Vatican) Via delle Terme Deciane, 26 00153 – Rome, Italy […]