A Fall Update
There must really be some astral conjunction to create these big changes all at the same time!
As vaccine shots, green pass and facemasks are not required anymore, the Italian anti-vaxxers have officially disappeared too.
|one of Lingotto's car ramps is now leading to the vax hub|
In exchange, the fall brought porcini mushrooms and pumpkins back on our tables and despite the steady rising electricity costs, the Turin municipality is getting our Luci D'Artista installations ready for the cold season.
We can't add anything new about Ukraine or Iran, even though we still have many Ukrainian refugees and one of the largest Persian community in Italy, but we can certainly confirm that Giorgia Meloni, our newly elected PM is having a very hard time sorting out her team and prioritizing her line of action. In fact, Italy has so many problems to fix, the unions already got to the streets.
The Italian economy has never recovered from the 2008 economical crisis; inflation and bills are skyrocketing and getting higher every week, but the salaries have stalled and the unemployment rate among young Italians is one of the worse in the EU.
On the plus side though, our winning card is the Italian proverbial political instability and once again, this will be our saving grace when this PM and her administration won't be supported anymore by the parliament in the customary 4 to 6 months - the average of the Italian administration at power since 1948.
Amici, fear no more, we'll vote soon again and all those who voted right-wing will be "surprisingly" disappointed and choose another underdog. Right now though, our top priorities are: making it through the winter without freezing in our homes, with food on our tables and a roof on our heads. At the moment these are the real uncertainties together with the lack of doctors - both in the hospitals and as family doctors who are supposed to manage all the emergencies - technical workers for the industry and the HTM sector.
Italy needs to switch gear big time because her old fashioned system isn't working anymore. Even renewing an ID or a passport is a challenge because public offices haven't hired enough workers yet.
But our airport TRN are working as usual 😁
|Pedestrian Via Garibaldi in the Roman hood|
What can we look forward to then?
|this was Portici di Carta: indie bookshops' stalls under our arcades|
One of our insider's suggestions?
|The Theology College of the Turin University|