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Stefano Cucca – the Sardinian man who left his home to bicycle around the world

Originally posted on My Sardinian Life:
On June 8th, 2013, 34-year-old Stefano Cucca left his home in Sorso, Sardinia to bicycle around the world to promote sustainable, eco-friendly lifestyles. Thus far, Stefano has ridden 30,000 kilometers and he hasn’t left Sardinia, yet.…

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President Napolitano fails to see clearly

If Italy’s economic and political situation seemed bleak over the past few years, after last month’s elections it’s got even worse. The political deadlock situation after voters failed to elect and overall majority in Parliament has been well documented and … Continue reading

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New earthquake off Adriatic coast

There’s no peace for the people of the Emilia-Romagna region in Northern Italy. While minor tremors continue day and night in the area north of Modena, a new quake of 4.5 on the Richter scale was registered just after 6.00 … Continue reading

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Monti arrives in earthquake area

Italian PM Mario Monti arrived in Ferrara last night and will be visiting the areas worst hit by the earthquake which killed seven, leaving thousands without access to their homes. Monti will visit the towns of Sant Agostino and Finale … Continue reading

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Scooter students make colourful protest

A group of university and college students made a colourful protest in Rome this morning as they rode around the city on their Vespas, Lambrettas and other motorcycles waving the Italian flag in defence of State schools. The students rode … Continue reading

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Blair interview boosts morale..for some.

An interview with former British Prime Minster Tony Blair on live TV on Sunday evening gave vital share points to the RaiTre channel..and to Silvio Berlusconi’s faltering reputation. Speaking about his book A Journey (translated into Italian as Un Viaggio, … Continue reading

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IfB on tumblr

Due to various personal issues, lack of time, etc etc.  Italy for Beginners is temporarily posting on the tumblr site only; it’s a lazy way of blogging but since most of our stories come from external sources anyway then it’s … Continue reading

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