AN ITALIAN IN ITALY Beppe Severgnini
RCS LIBRI, 2007 PAGES 240 € 9.90
A metaphorical journey through “The Boot”. From Milan to Rome, from Naples to Sardinia, Servergnini offers a self-critical, methodical and ironic examination of the way Italians live and think. Addressing himself directly to foreign tourists, the author guides them in discovery of the marvels and contradictions of the “Belpaese”. From Italians’ passion for food to politics, from the rules of the road to its attractions and all things beautiful. Severgnini describes Italy as a fascinating labyrinth. Not a paradise because it’s too undisciplined, not a hell because it’s too courteous. A place from which we say that we want to escape when we’re living here, but one to which everyone wants to return after escaping. Fashion in Milan, the Tuscan countryside, the crowded sidewalks of Naples and the beaches of Sardinia. A tenday immaginary journey that offers readers an overview of an unexpected, surprising Italy. “Italy is the land of human nature. Exploration becomes an adventure. Grab a map”.. and get ready for a magical experience.
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