And finally… Pisa nonsense
The Italian government is facing calls to crack down on “questionable mozzarella” made abroad and marketed as Italian.
A product purporting to be sliced mozzarella, produced in Austria by a Chinese-headquarted company but featuring the Leaning Tower of Pisa on its packaging, has been reported to ministers.
Tommaso Razzolini, a Venetian councillor from Italy’s ruling Brothers of Italy party, has called the product an “insult to Italian agrifood excellence”, The Guardian reports.
He added: “I reported what appears, to all intents and purposes, to be yet another case of counterfeiting to the detriment of Italian agri-food excellence.”
As well as the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the packaging also shows a traditional Venetian gondola, which Mr Razzolini suggested was “exploitation” of the region.