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Beppe Grillo

Dec
2007
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Beppe Grillo is one of the most popular Italian comedians. His shows focus on themes like political and corporate corruption, energy usage, finance, technology and freedom of speech, all topics that are very sensitive to Italian citizens.
If you are interested in taking a peek at the major ‘pain points’ of Italy, then check out Beppe’s blog. According to Technorati, it’s the #1 blog in Italy and #10 blog in all the blogsphere.
The New York Time has featured him today on their home page with a very educational video that summarizes it all:
Beppe Grillo: The Comic Who Shook Italy.

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Navigating through content on a blog is not easy. The chronological nature of postings suggests to follow new topics as they get published. But as the number of postings grows, this method becomes impractical. Tags (e.g. food, trains, lifestyle, etc.) may help some too.

Search is the best solution. That’s why we implemented a new Search box on this blog. It makes your life easier to find what you need among the 100+ currently available and future postings. And you can extend your search on a number of other hand-picked Italy travel sites that we consider authoritative.

A side benefit for us is also learning what are the most popular searches. This will help us figuring out possible new topics to cover. E.g. in the past few days some of the most popular searches have been Italian food, hand gestures, goodbye in Italian and chinotto.

Please tell us if you know of any useful Italy travel site that we should add to our extended Search network.

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Many people are surprised when, after paying for coffee or whatever you had at a bar, the cashier puts the change on a small plate next to the register instead of giving it directly to you.
The plate creates a kind of “transition area” for the money going from you to the cashier and, as in the case of your change, from the cashier back to you. This “plate rule” actually applies to most stores.
Thanks to our reader Caroline in California for suggesting this new blog topic. Got questions about the Italian culture? Write us and preview a chapter of our eBook for free.