Sanremo Festival of Italian Reopening 2021

By Enza Ferreri In Sanremo, charming seaside resort on the Western part of the Italian Riviera, near the border with France, annually at this time of the year the “Festival della Canzone Italiana”, Festival of the Italian Song Competition, has been held for several decades, precisely since 1951, initially at Sanremo’s Casino and then at […]

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Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories. Or Not

By Enza Ferreri This time I wish to talk about the so-called “conspiracy theories”. What Is the Link between Conspiracy Theories and a Site of Travel to Italy? You may wonder what an Italian travel website has got to do with this subject. But the world is round, and many things which seem prima facie […]

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People Locked up at Home Go Crazy

By Enza Ferreri The first rule to help a depressed person is to say: “get out of the house”, while to create a depressed person you have to say: “stay at home”. This is the essence of the message of Silvana De Mari, a well-known Italian medical doctor specialized in general surgery and endoscopy of […]

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Christmas, December 25 Was Recognized Day of Birth of Jesus before Sol Invictus

December 25 Is Not a Conventional Date, but the Real Date for Christmas We often hear that the date of 25 December for the birth of Jesus is just a convention, as we don’t know the exact date, or is merely symbolic. This is not the case. Jesus was really born on December 25, as […]

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Italian Doctor 2: Covid Tests Shambles, Overdiagnoses

In the previous post Italian Doctor: in Covid I Acted as Usual, I Had No Death or ICU Hospitalization we reported, translated from Italian, the first part of an interview that an Italian doctor, Dr. Maria Grazia Dondini, general practitioner in Monterenzio, in the province of Bologna, gave to the website La Nuova Bussola Quotidiana […]

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Italian Doctor: in Covid I Acted as Usual, I Had No Death or ICU Hospitalization

Does anybody remember when, almost a year ago now, they were telling us that the lockdown and self-isolating were just temporary measures not so much intended to beat the pandemic as to “flatten the curve”, namely to prevent or keep under control the spike in the numbers of new contagions, so that, by spreading new […]

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Is Covid Second Wave Real or Bad Testing Makes It Appear Real?

By Enza Ferreri How dangerous is the novel Coronavirus? Opinions differ on the matter, but this is a general question which is not even the most important issue at the moment. The most pressing question now is: is the much-taunted and long-predicted “second wave” of this autumn based on sound evidence or is it a […]

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St Francis of Assisi Feast Day. Italy’s Great Patron Saint

The 4th October is St Francis of Assisi Feast Day. St Francis hailed from the beautiful little town of Assisi, in Umbria, the region called “the green heart of Italy” for its abundant vegetation and its central position in the country. It is the only region of peninsular Italy which is landlocked. In Assisi and […]

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Suarez, Italian, University for Foreigners of Perugia

The very famous, star Uruguayan footballer (Americans would call him “soccer player”) Luis Suarez, formerly of Barcelona and coveted by Turin’s club Juventus, has recently taken an exam in the Italian language at the University of Perugia (pictured above), which was necessary for him to obtain Italian citizenship. In the end he failed, so goodbye […]

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Italy Lockdown Models Not as Reliable as Thought

Italy started easing its coronavirus lockdown restrictions from 5 May. The previous day, 4 May, the Imperial College London released a study which made predictions on the effects in Italy of the new measures introduced. (All references are at the end.) The predictions considered two hypothetical main scenarios, differing in the increase in mobility of […]

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