Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Americans Pretending To Be Italians?!

Posted by Peter Quennell


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What this blogger encountered, among other things, in an obviously very happy few days in Rome.

We’ve heard that one before, by the way. Quite often. Visiting foreigners envying the Italians for their looks, their fire, and (now and then!) their real class.

And they can be so funny. And so caring.

Images here are of some of the amazing fountains of Rome.


Posted by Peter Quennell on 08/11/09 at 06:05 PM in The wider contextsItalian contextThe psychology


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I felt the same way when we visited Rome. I can totally relate to the blogger and her desire to return!

Posted by tigger34 on 08/11/09 at 09:01 PM | #

I’ll never forget strolling Via Montenapoleone my Italian colleague says to me, “Oh yes, shop here, your husband will NEVER forget you!” (because he will be paying the bill forever.) IMHO France is WAY overrated.

Posted by Professor Snape on 08/12/09 at 04:57 PM | #

I think many Francaises would agree!

You can certainly see them in large quantities in the shopping streets of Italy, in among the jewelry and leather and dresses and suits.

Every big store in NY is dominated by what comes from Italy.

So… can we have a word from the husband?!

Posted by Peter Quennell on 08/12/09 at 05:25 PM | #


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