Italian news, without the chaff

Hi and welcome to ‘The Week in Italy.’

I’m Jamie Mackay, a Florence-based writer and journalist for international newspapers and magazines including The GuardianThe EconomistFrieze and Art Review.

This newsletter is for readers around the world that have a serious interest about what’s going on in Italy. You won’t find clickbait headlines, advertorials, listicles and stock images of the colosseum here. I will only be collecting information from high-quality English language sources, and translating from the best Italian journalists, to give you, the reader, the clearest possible perspective on what’s actually happening on-the-ground.

What do I get?

The newsletter is broken down into three sections: current affairs looks at politics, economics, and society; art and culture collects information about exhibitions, books and films; finally, this being Italy, I’ve included a recipe of the week, which aims to promote seasonal, traditional food that’s easily reproducible in your home kitchen.

‘The Week in Italy’ will be published straight to your inbox for free every Thursday. If you find this a useful resource though - and enjoy my commentary and reporting - I hope you’ll consider supporting my work for EUR 5.00 per month (the price of a weekly catch-up over an espresso). Alternatively, if you’d like to send a one-off something, you can do so via PayPal using this link.

No worries if you can’t chip-in or don’t feel like doing so, but if you like what you read, please do consider sharing with any friends you think might be interested. It’s a big help.

Thank you and buona lettura

Jamie Mackay

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