Economy / Politics / Tourism / Uncategorized

Rome decline gets worldwide coverage

After many articles in the Italian newspapers and much exposure in the Italian TV and social networks, also the international press of the Anglosphere is putting under the spotlight the mismanagement of Rome, especially in the field of waste collection, public transportation and security. The wave was opened by the New York Times, which attacked … Continue reading


The Scottish referendum as seen from Italy

The Scottish referendum on independence raised some attention in Italy, which has its own regional troubles. The leader of the Northern League party, Mr Matteo Salvini, commented that if the “yes” option prevails in Scotland, also the Italian regions of Lombardy, Veneto and Salento will have to vote in an identical referendum. The Northern League claims to … Continue reading

Economy / Uncategorized

Will unsophisticated economy save Italy ?

Mr Flavio Briatore is probably the most controversial Italian entrepreneur. The international public could remember him as the former manager of the Renault Formula One team, or as the former boyfriend of top models Naomi Campbell and Heidi Klum. On Tuesday he was invited in the prestigious Bocconi University in Milan, the traditional forge of Italian managers, to … Continue reading

Foreign relations / History of Italy / Uncategorized

The Most Serene Republic of San Marino

The Most Serene Republic of San Marino, a tiny enclave within Italy, was born during the Middle Ages as one of the many independent city-States. Surrounded by the Pontifical States, San Marino maintained a de facto independence thanks to the ambiguity of the canon law, based on the principle of universal sovereignty rather than national … Continue reading


The fight of Italy against water

After yet another tragic flooding in Sardinia, Italy keeps interrogating itself about the safety of its territory. Decades of bad landscape management and undeterred building have altered the hydraulic equilibrium, with frequent flooding events and landslides. Moreover, Italy is nearly surrounded by the sea, and as we all know the sea level is slowly raising. … Continue reading