Category Archives: fondi


The town I live in, Fondi, has a brand new town council. Well, not quite brand new. The freshly elected mayor (with over 55% of the vote) is a Mr De Meo – you may remember him from the election … Continue reading

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Scum rising to the top

Last night’s edition of Anno Zero talked about Fondi, the town I’ve lived in for the past eight years. Anno Zero is one of the programmes Berlusconi accuses of being fazioso, a holdall term that roughly translates as not being … Continue reading

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Busy on Friday?

There’s a long post to be written about Fondi and the Mafia, so long that I haven’t time to do it today. But I’ll find the time, I hope, before Friday when the town will be host to a national … Continue reading

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I’ve been thinking about celebrity these past few days. Not the kind that ‘iconises’ and manipulates and destroys, Michael Jackson style; something much smaller, even laughably so, and closer to home. You may have noticed a few posts down that … Continue reading

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big fish small pond

Well, I’m suddenly a big fish in a small pond, specifically the whole of the second page of the very local edition of the local newspaper, Latina Oggi. A journalist called Maria Sole Galeazzi claims – erroneously – to have … Continue reading

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Power of the press

Well, I hadn’t realised the Sunday Telegraph would have such impact in a provincial Italian town.I’d decided to keep pretty quiet about the piece I wrote on Fondi a few weeks ago, on the grounds that the information wasn’t there … Continue reading

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