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Italy facing off against the EU on announced new budget

3 months ago / 0 comments

The Italian coalition government, which came in to power in June, announced its controversial draft budget plan last Thursday. Despite Italy’s large sovereign debt obligations, the budget outlined plans to escalate spending; a move that could break EU spending rules. The budget outlines a “citizens’ income” for the poor, tax … Read More

Could the marginalisation of Rome’s refugees and migrants be set to intensify?

10 months ago / 0 comments

Palazzo Selam, ‘The Palace of Peace’, is reported as being the largest European refugee ‘ghetto’ and currently houses a 1,000 of Italy’s refugees and migrants. The Palace of Peace is a former administrative building to Rome’s state Tor Vergata University. The historic squat has been in occupation for over ten … Read More

Davide Astori death abused for publicity

11 months ago / 0 comments

Italy international and Fiorentina captain, Davide Astori died in his sleep on Saturday 4th March, suspected to be due to a form of cardiac arrest. He has a family history of heart problems and doctors suspect it to be due to bradyarrhythmia, a slow heart rate. Astori was capped 14 … Read More

Six Nations Opening Weekend

12 months ago / 0 comments

The first round of the Six Nations saw some surprising score lines as well as some of the usual suspects Italy vs England (15-46)  England looked very comfortable against Italy, which most people expected. Anthony Watson was Man of the Match, scoring two tries, but the biggest performance for England … Read More

Rosberg revs-up title battle, as old heads hang up their helmets

2 years ago / 0 comments

NICO Rosberg made it two victories in two weekends at the Italian Grand Prix, leading every lap in Monza to claim his seventh victory of the season, moving him just two points behind his Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton with only six races remaining. Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel completed the podium, providing … Read More

Italy: A Year Abroad Perspective

3 years ago / 0 comments

The Italy-enthusiast Dianne Hales wrote once that “as a country Italy makes no sense”. Indeed, united into a nation only a century and a half ago, Italy is a patchwork of regions, cultures and landscapes. In 1951, Giovanni Battista Giorgini held a fashion show in Florence, establishing a nascent international … Read More

Postcards from Abroad: Venice, Italy

3 years ago / 0 comments

Delilah is a third year student of English Literature studying in Venice, who now seems to spend the majority of her time reading books on boats and trying to communicate in horrific attempts at Italian. It is yet to be said whether she will ever start to use maps effectively, … Read More

The Rugby World Cup Weekly Review

3 years ago / 0 comments

Group A Wales 23 – 13 Fiji A tired-looking Wales were run close by the Pacific islanders, who at one point in the second half looked like they could take the lead. However, the reliable boot of Dan Biggar steered them to safety and through to the quarter-finals. England 13 … Read More

A year in Perugia

3 years ago / 0 comments

Having just returned to Leeds after spending a year abroad in Italy as an Erasmus student, I am feeling like a fresher, what with having to readjust to life as a student in Leeds all over again. But unlike when I was actually a first year student, I am now … Read More

Guide to the Dolomites

3 years ago / 0 comments

When people think of a holiday in Italy they often think of historic Rome; romantic Venice; art enthused Florence. Not often does one think of the mountain range lying to the North East – the Dolomites. Potentially one of the most unusual and beautiful stretches of the Alpine range, the … Read More