Our very first edition!

Check out the very first edition of What's New In Italy, published all the way back in January 1983


This year is the 40th year of the publication of "What's New In Italy"

To mark this auspicious occasion we have been indulging ourselves with a bit of a walk down memory lane, and we would like to share some of these memories with you.

We are thrilled to announce that the very first edition of "What's New In Italy" from 1983 is now available to read on our website! This edition is a snapshot of Italy in the early 80s, covering topics such as the economy, politics, real estate, automobiles, and travel.

It's incredible to look back at how much has changed in Italy over the past few decades, and this edition provides a unique glimpse into the past. We hope that you will find it fascinating and informative.

As you can see, we were tackling all the big issues of the time. The economy was in dire straights and heading for recession; the Fiat Strata was found to be able to hold more ping-pong balls than the Ford Escort; changes were imminent in the makeup of gasoline; plans were afoot to move Italy's energy mix from oil to coal; and a feminist politician was pushing to abolish the title "Signorina" on all official documents. To quote Mark Twain: "History never repeats itself, but it does often rhyme."!!

Thank you for being a part of our community over some or all of our four decades. We look forward to sharing more exciting news and updates about Italy with you for the next forty years.

And stay tuned for more historical editions. We have just begun to mine this rich, archeological seam of "What's New In Italy" history.