Author: Paolo Necchi

February 22, 2007
The Tuscan TimesTRAVEL

Back to the past,

Imagine a place inhabited since the Stone Age, the site of an ancient Etruscan metropolis whose population exceeded 25,000 people hundreds of years before Christ set foot on the earth. Conquered by the Romans, the Lombards, the Franks, and the Florentines, this is a town which inspired Dante, Boccaccio
June 15, 2006

Heard the lastest about the Carabinieri?

There was this peasant who lived up in the mountains on a narrow road. One day, he saw a carload of carabinieri military police driving backwards up the mountain. Why are you driving backwards? he asked.Because were not sure well be able to turn around up ahead.Later, the
June 1, 2006

Legacy of a torchured genius

This spring’s Modigliani exhibition at the Museo Vittoriano in Rome is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity no art lover can afford to miss. About 100 works by the celebrated Italian painter and sculptor are on display, including oil paintings, water colours, drawings and one sculpture. This year
February 23, 2006

How to Succeed in Business while really trying

Tired of your boss’s constant nagging, hopeless mental capacity and unbearably bad breath?  Have you got a brilliant business idea plus some time and money to spare? Then you can become your own boss, especially in Italy. Because Italy is the land of the small and medium-
January 26, 2006

Beyond the red tape

Here are some of the most salient points:   You’ve probably heard it’s difficult to start a business here? Well, it’s true, or so says the World Bank’s recent survey where Italy ranked 70th out of 155 countries when judged on a
December 29, 2005
The Tuscan TimesTRAVEL

A Day in Livorno

“I will tell you what our stay is like. Very well, as far as board and lodging is concerned; what disturbs me a bit is the noise. We live in Via Ferdinanda, also known as Via Grande”. These words were written on August 15, 1827 by Alessandro Manzoni, one of the most famous and internationally […]