Mafia to the Left of Me, Mafia to the Right
I’ve been pondering this for quite a while, and my Italian other half has more than said as much. When you think about it, it is pretty obvious – the Mafia is divided politically. Well, in a sense.
Berlusconi the Wizard
The Italian daily, Il Corriere della Sera, ran a lovely little cartoon on its front page yesterday.
Milan Clinches the 2015 Expo
In an odd show of political unity, right wing Letizia Morrati, and left wingers Massimo D’Alema and Romano Prodi got together in Paris, along with Al Gore to promote Milan‘s bid for the 2015 Universal Exhibition (Expo). The green-theme, hence Gore’s presence, plus supporting music by Andrea Bocelli and Senegalese musician Youssou N’Dour, meant that […]
The rubbish crisis which appears to have made Naples infamous the world over, has now been joined by a mozzarella crisis. A Buffalo Mozzarella crisis, to be more precise. As you may have seen from stories in the press the world over, this delicious cheese, one of Italy’s more prized delicacies, has become the subject […]
Mr Berlusconi, the man who would be Prime Minister of Italy (again), and one of Italy’s potentially top five sinners, dropped a slight clanger on prime time TV, yesterday, I think it was. In an interview he told a young worried female ‘precarious’ worker that she would be able to solve her financial worries by […]
The Vatican is Anti-Berlusconi!
Yep, it’s official, well almost. There have been quite a number of news stories about the new 21st century sins that the dear old Vatican has come up with. And here they are, the sins, that is, in no particular order, at least I don’t believe so: Environmental pollution – Change you car – or […]
Registering Domain Names in Italy. Dot com or dot it?
Recently Carlos, after reading this post possibly, contacted me to ask whether Italian sites use the .com and .it domain names. This was an interesting question and oddly enough I had been looking at the Alexa statistics for Italy’s top 100 Internet sites recently and I noticed that both .com and .it domains are used […]
Pots Calling Kettles Black
As you may imagine, Italy is suffering from a minor bout of election fever at the moment. The general elections are just around the corner and election posters are appearing right, left, and centre. I’ve seen a couple of amusing ones, so far. First there was this lovely one from the Berlusco-Fini duo which, much […]
The Exceptions to the Rule
Where I find myself teaching English there are Italians from all over Italy, so it may come as no real surprise to hear that a few Sardinians make it over to Milan to take masters. As a general rule, I have noticed that those who come from the Mediterranean isle have quite a different character […]