Herald Tribune Italy is discussed as one of the once great European nations that has fallen greatly behind. Tourists flock there to take in the natural and cultural beauty of a nation which has stalled.
Business is bad, no innovation, families decreasing and young people fearing the future. What happened along the way?
Thinking back at my working days in Venezia, described by the International Herald Tribune as a beautiful corpse, Italy might suffer the same destiny - becoming a Florida of Europe - trampled and humiliated by hordes of tourists visiting an open air museum.
And as La Bella Italia dies, small gems awake - head off to stunning Slovenia next time for a different experience. Meanwhile, lets hope Italy will experience a miracle in the near future. Magari.