Forte dei Marmi (Italy)

Type: City
Name: Forte dei Marmi (Italy)
Country: Italy
Latitude: 43.970001
Longitude: 10.17
population: 8,177
First reported Sep 24 2014 - Updated Sep 24 2014 - 1 reports

Italy's beaches - open for business but closed to competition

Italy's beaches are a family affair – and that's a problem for the euro zone's third-largest economy.Most of the beaches along Italy's 7,500 kilometres of sun-kissed coast have for decades been managed by small businesses operating concessions that are ... [Published Times of Oman - Sep 24 2014]
First reported Sep 20 2014 - Updated Sep 20 2014 - 1 reports

Why Chiantishire has become Ruscany

A view of Lucca in Tuscany, where well-off Russians are now on the lookout for desirable properties. Photograph: Konrad Wothe/The wife of the marquis put down her drink on a silver coaster and sighed. "This area used to be an English colony, but now there ... [Published Guardian.co.uk - Sep 20 2014]
First reported Aug 21 2014 - Updated Aug 21 2014 - 1 reports

Hotels and resorts on Italy’s northern coastline compensate tourists for bad weather

It is hoping compensating tourists will be the innovate way to salvage the tourism industry this summer After a summer of record rains, floods, hailstorms and tornadoes, Italy’s exasperated hotel industry is seeking to claw back exasperated customers ... [Published Telegraph - Aug 21 2014]
First reported Jun 12 2014 - Updated Jun 12 2014 - 1 reports

May You Live In Interesting Times.

br />!--[if gte mso 9]><![endif]--> Baltic Dry Index. 973 -31 LIR Gold Target in 2019: $30,000.  Revised due to QE programs. "My daughter called me from school one day, and said, 'Dad, what's a financial crisis?' And, without trying to ... [Published London Irvine Report - Jun 12 2014]
Entities: Iraq, Russians, Japan, Ukraine
First reported Jun 10 2014 - Updated Jun 11 2014 - 2 reports

Italian hotel owner issues etiquette guide for 'uncouth' Russian tourists

Italians tell rich Russians how to avoid being boorish and rude when they descend on Tuscany's smart resorts for the summer As the summer tourist season approaches, Italians have a message for their rich Russian visitors – you may be minted, but you have ... [Published Telegraph - Jun 10 2014]

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...basis of a law," adds Sergio Pizzolante, a lawmaker with the centre-right party, Nuovo Centro Destra, which is a member of the governing coalition. "Brussels must understand you can't just take that away without recognising the value of their businesses."
...The English never stopped coming, but then they didn't have communism," he added. "As in the past, it is the British and the Russians who are today most concerned about the preservation of Florence. People who criticise the Russians should read a bit more Dostoevsky."
"We are trying to make up for an unlucky season," Luigi Sutto, manager of the Athena hotel told Italian daily La Stampa. "In the absence of any alternative to offer people who arrive and find water, we are focusing on a delicate argument: the wallet." Elsewhere in northern Italy, the river Seveso in Milan has repeatedly burst its banks over the summer, leaving swathes of the city under water...
...The way things are going, crash season may come early in 2014. "Those entrapped by the herd instinct are drowned in the deluges of history. But there are always the few who observe, reason, and take precautions, and thus escape the flood. For these few gold has been the asset of last resort."

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