Italy and the energy crisis: how expensive pizza is now.
Prices are rising in Italy. Pizza is getting more expensive — and Italian restaurants are taking drastic measures.
Rome. Pizza restaurants in Italy are taking unusual measures. Due to the war in Ukraine, the price of electricity and gas has increased so much that they hang their electricity bills out of the window in public. Price increase to justify their judgment.
“I’m forced to charge €10 for a margherita pizza or I have to close the place,” complained Alberto Rovatti, owner of the funky Gallo pizzeria in Lombardy. of Margarita Previously it was 5.50 euros. So he hung the electricity bill in the window for his guests to see.
In July, his Electricity bill 4000 euros – three times better than last year’s 1350 euros. “I don’t want to scare my customers by issuing invoices, I want to send a signal that things can’t go on like this. I’ll keep working as long as I can, and then we’ll see,” said Rovati.
As well as large processors Tomato And vegetables are damaged. The owner of a tin factory near the southern Italian port of Salerno received an electricity bill of nearly one million euros (€978,000), entrepreneur Francesco Francese reported on social media and published photos of the bills.
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Last year he was charged a relatively “acceptable” amount of 120,000 euros, especially since the fall in the hot phase of the tomato process in July and August. “While our politicians fight for seats in parliament, entrepreneurs are left alone in the middle of the forest of power,” wrote Francheze, referring to Italy’s general election on September 25.
Italian households and businesses have been plagued by high energy prices for months. The outgoing Prime Minister Mario Draghi’s government Help package It released more than 14 billion euros to offset the negative impact of high energy prices. However, this is considered insufficient by entrepreneurs.
Against the increase in energy prices Hotels, restaurants and shops These days they turned off the lights for five minutes in the Adriatic seaside resort of Caorle near Venice. “We are protesting against the government, which has not taken any action on inflation and electricity bills,” said Corrado Sandrin, the spokesman for the trade association.
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The lights aren’t just going out in Caorle. As energy costs skyrocket, Italian cities are taking steps to reduce the problem. Power consumption. The goal is to reduce Italy’s energy consumption by 7%, which is four billion cubic meters Gas is equal to Many cities are reducing street lighting.
The government recommends keeping offices, flats and shops below 26 degrees Celsius despite the hot season. Officers are asked to turn off the lights in office areas at the end of the day. Looking at failure and reopening Heating systems The Italian Ministry of the Environment has asked municipalities to reduce the temperature in public buildings by two degrees.
This article originally appeared on morgenpost.de.