ITALY: new government and Slight fades of the ‘5 star movement’

The new Italian prime minister (premier) Mario Draghi Probably most of the readers will not know Italian politics, both because it is slightly of interest at an international level and because the newspapers speak little about it. What has happened in recent weeks is quite serious: the previous government was brought down by opening a … Continue reading ITALY: new government and Slight fades of the ‘5 star movement’

10th august: Saint Lawrence (falling stars)

The night of San Lorenzo (10 August) is traditionally associated with the passage of the meteor shower of the Perseids, a phenomenon popularly and erroneously called shooting stars but also poetically tears of San Lorenzo, considered evocative of the burning coals on which the saint was martyred. Indeed, in those days, the Earth's atmosphere is … Continue reading 10th august: Saint Lawrence (falling stars)