13-Dec-16 13:07 - By Giulia Lombardo

Brits love Panettone

Pantettone has beaten traditional Christmas pudding! One month before Christmas stocks of Panettone imported from Italy were already sold out. The British passion for Italian food is not a novelty. Since a few years ago Italian products could only be found in small shops or in specialised delicatessens while now Pantettone can be found also in some supermarkets. Panettone can cost as much as 30 pounds, even so sales have increased by 56% in 2016.

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13-Dec-16 13:05 - By Giulia Lombardo

Italian Government post Renzi resignation

Outgoing Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni was given a mandate to form a new government by Italy’s head of state. The former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned after a 59%-41% defeat in the constitutional reform referendum held on the 4th of December. Although the constitutional amendment was defeated, the Italicum election law remains in force even if it currently covers just the lower house. According to president Mattarella the electoral law must be made consistent for the Lower House and the Senate. The Constitutional Court is set to rule on the Italicum law on January 24.

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13-Dec-16 12:57 - By Giulia Lombardo

Mantua provides the best quality of life

Mantua, already the Italian cultural capital in 2016, has overtaken Trento as the Italian city with the best quality of life. Trento was on top of the chart since 2011. It was revealed by a research by “Italia oggi” and Rome university “La sapienza”. Trento is now at the second place followed by Pordenone, while Bolzano drops from second to eighth position. Crotone, in the Calbria region, is in the last position preceded by Siracusa in the one hundred-fourth place. In the case of Crotone there are elements of discontinuity in relation to other southern-Italian cities, as the standard of living is acceptable and it is not let down by criminality. What brings the city down seems to be lack of business activities, work, the social and personal unease, environment, financial and education services, healthcare, and low quality free time activities. The penultimate city in the list before Crotone is the Sicilian city of Syracuse

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