Finally we managed to bring www.perlmongers.it up again. Not much content, but some (IMO good) ideas about graphic layout and future development.
The Linux Day (a "distributed" italian Linux event) took place last saturday. I spent some time talking about Perl with two or three guys; the situation is quite sad. I'm with gnat about being advocates and not assholes: I'd just like that people could choose between development languages knowing them, and not following hype. But I think the set I measured was not significative.