Living in Rome is not like living in any other city. Completely dysfunctional, yet stunningly beautiful, Rome sums up all the flaws and privileges of Italy. Starting this week, I will be leading a photographic tour of three particularly under-explored areas of Rome. For more info, check out the tour on Mekomy's website.
Working has always been the basis of living within a community. What is happening now is that most people cannot identify themselves solely with their jobs. That's why I chose the title Job-Geist, after the German word Zeitgeist which means the spirit of the time (Geist being a sort of "ghost", or "spirit"). What is the spirit of working today? This is what I try to address with this web series which I hope will soon become fully operational.
"La piu' seria intervista che ho mai fatto", cosi' mi ha salutato, sospirando per la fine del martirio subito Marcello Macchia, celebre con il nome di Maccio Capatonda, 35 anni, abruzzese, ed eroe del demenziale, comico dalle molteplici facce, sempre sferzanti e di un'ironia sottile, esilarante. Insomma, per me Maccio Capatonda e' un mito. E infatti inizio l'intervista rendendolo partecipe del mio sogno che lui diventi Presidente del Consiglio. Nei 10 minuti che seguono pero', il mio sogno si infrange contro una realta' inaspettata. Maccio ha veramente preso la pillola di cui parla in Italiano Medio e sfortunatamente per me, il mio beniamino della comicita' si rivela solo un comico (a differenza di Grillo) e non ha nulla di minimamente politico da dire. Per molti questo sara' un sollievo, per me e' stata una delusione, ma tant'e'.
Waiting for summertime, you can find below some glimpses of Rome in a little video series I'm creating, in homage to amazing Rome (and sometimes other places..)
I have been discussing about politics with Nicola for months. Finally we decided we would make a little show out of it. It's called La settimana populista, where we discuss about populism in Italian politics. Once a week, every saturday.
I'm not one of those Italians obsessed with espresso, those who gulp it down and back on the road or to the office. I rather like the long coffee culture most people seem to have abroad. Yet, when I see a real espresso, I do get emotional. My father says: "Coffee is solid. The fact that you drink it liquid is already a mistake.. the more solid it is, the better it is".
For the second time in my life, I was in Wroclaw, Poland, where I met Tomasz, a man who created his own job out of a huge passion for fishing. The company is called "Hunter". I found it inspiring.
I was just walking home when I met this guy sitting at a café. It was closing time for the market, he had a guitar in his hands and singing. We had a nice talk and I proposed we make a video on the spot.. so, here it is.
Recently I went to Santo Stefano di Sessanio, in the mountaineous Abruzzo region, to cover a wine panel dedicated to Bloggers coming from all sorts of places. Work was commissioned by BlogAway and it was fun and lots of fine food and wine!