Italia.it, the portal supposedly conceived to enhance tourism to Italy, has been closed. It may be good or bad news, but we Italians could tell better when we will file the annual tax return. Reportedly it has been a financial black hole, the main feature of which has been that of being able to consume some 45 million euro without the blink of an eye.
Now the website is timed out, not even a "goodbye" page.
By the way, the website is closed, but Italy is still open for business -- and tourism -- in case you wondered. Don't be mislead!