Nicholas Farrell

Italians are beautiful – but not on this beach

29 June 2024 9:00 am

When Pope Francis complained recently about too much frociaggine (faggotry) in the Catholic Church, he certainly struck a chord in…

Who will my wife marry next?

1 June 2024 9:00 am

Since I had a brush with death a couple of years ago, I have often wondered who my far younger…

Giorgia Meloni’s opponents are becoming hysterical

4 May 2024 4:00 pm

Like drowning men clutching at straws, Giorgia Meloni’s opponents are trying ever more hopelessly to justify their claim that she is a…

Why Giorgia Meloni is taking on Alfa Romeo

19 April 2024 2:51 am

Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni’s crusade to defend Italian excellence from the destructive side of globalisation has won a small…

Under the Italian sun, the insects are stirring

6 April 2024 9:00 am

The sun was setting on the first day of spring and I felt unusually happy as I fed the donkey.…

How I ran away to Italy

2 March 2024 9:00 am

A quarter of a century ago I somehow managed to get out of Paris where I had haunted a cheap…

The ancient roots of Italy’s Festa della Befana

1 January 2024 6:00 pm

In Italy if you are not careful, you are condemned to measure out your life in religious festivals. There are…

Are the Pope’s allies funding people smugglers?

24 December 2023 5:00 pm

Some of Pope Francis’s closest allies in the Catholic Church are alleged to have secretly given more than €2 million to…

The Italian left wants to blame Giorgia Meloni for the patriarchy

29 November 2023 9:35 pm

This weekend, demonstrations took place in major Italian cities to mark the UN’s international day for the elimination of violence…

Could Britain learn from Italy’s Albania plan?

15 November 2023 5:30 pm

Italy has become the first European Union country to bite the bullet and set up a scheme to off-shore migrant…

How Giorgia Meloni stabilised Italy

30 October 2023 7:35 am

Giorgia Meloni has just marked her first year as Italy’s prime minister. When elected, she was described as a far-right…

Italy can’t handle the migrant crisis alone

20 September 2023 9:32 pm

EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen’s visit to Lampedusa at the weekend – at the invitation of Italy’s right-wing Prime…

The tragedy of Italy’s dead bear – and the folly of rewilding

9 September 2023 11:00 am

A butcher who has killed the most famous wild bear in Italy is now unable to leave his house for…

How Georgia Meloni plans to stop the boats

28 August 2023 6:32 pm

Few can argue that the arrival of 100,000 illegal migrants to Britain from France by small boat since 2018 is…

Italy is under attack from a killer crab

26 August 2023 9:00 am

Italy is under attack from a foreign crab

Giorgia Meloni and the true migration hypocrites

17 July 2023 5:00 pm

Cerberus, the record-breaking heatwave that has struck the Mediterranean, will be followed next week by another one called Charon – after…

The march of Europe’s right-wing women

1 July 2023 9:00 am

The march of Europe’s right-wing women

The visionary madness of Silvio Berlusconi

14 June 2023 8:00 pm

Silvio Berlusconi, whose state funeral will take place today in Milan, was the first modern populist. The media tycoon became a politician to take…

Italy’s crackdown on cyclists is long overdue

12 June 2023 5:49 pm

Years of exposure to their arrogance, illegality and sense of entitlement has shown me that Italy’s cyclists are a public…

Who is really to blame for Italy’s devastating floods?

22 May 2023 10:22 pm

Italian prime minister Giorgia Meloni cut short her presence at the G7 summit in Hiroshima this weekend to visit the…

France’s migrant hypocrisy

8 May 2023 1:27 am

The French have revealed yet again their shameless hypocrisy in regard to Europe’s illegal migrants crisis that this year looks…

Meloni knows that immigration and fertility are linked

29 April 2023 9:00 am

The battle for the soul of Italy

Should Italy’s killer bear be sentenced to death?

23 April 2023 7:15 pm

The female bear that mauled to death a male jogger in the Italian Alps on 5th April was captured this…

Why Giorgia Meloni is key to ‘stopping the boats’

15 April 2023 9:00 am

Meloni’s plan to ‘stop the boats’

How Giorgia Meloni is remaking Europe

4 March 2023 9:00 am

Giorgia Meloni’s vision for Europe