“Ebbene signor Meis, il destino di Roma è l’identico. I papi ne avevano fatto – a modo loro, s’intende – un’acquasantiera; noi italiani ne abbiamo fatto, a modo nostro, un portacenere.” (Pirandello)


Cantami, o Diva, del Pelide Achille l'ira funesta che infiniti addusse lutti agli Achei, molte anzi tempo all'Orco generose travolse alme d'eroi.

allthingseurope:

Erfurt, Germany (by tobynawrath)

noizybunnyboy:

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Anonymous asked:
can we please talk about people who come in Italy in search of the "real Italy"as the little medieval village above a hill isolated in the countryside where women wear black clothes everyday and they all live "la dolce vita" lifestyle. Because cities like Rome, Milan and Florence aren't "really" italian, they are too industrialized and european. Industrialized and efficient Italy is not real Italy.

italiansreclaimingitaly:

Yes, of course we can. This is something that bothers me very much, because it’s influenced by the portrayal of media and, in turn, it is followed by a general attitude of stupor and (negative) surprise whenever we try to show that we have something more than that. Italy is a very varied country in many aspects and this is one of those. There’s the little Medieval village and the huge industrialized metropolis. Neither of them is out of place. They coexist

Italy is the first European producer of shoes, in 2013 we were the first producers in the world of wine (despite all the fakes), but we also have the most efficient scientific researchers - meaning that they get the best results with the, sadly, least resources, without considering all the successful Italian researchers abroad.

This report from 2011 displays some of the biggest achievements in terms of export and surplus. The Italian goods that produce the biggest surplus are, except for the usual food&wine ($6,4 billion of surplus), automations, gums and plastic ($31,6 billion), clothing and fashion ($18,1), and other products such as paper, glass and chemicals ($4,3). 

Here’s some “first places” from Italy’s export in 2011, you can see everything from sunglasses to helicopters, to specialized furniture for frozen goods:

So yeah, Italy is also industrialized (though the crisis is striking really hard on many companies, small and big). We’re not stuck in the 1950s. You could meet someone who lives in a small Medieval town and find out that they work in a specialized factory. 

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