20 Sept 2007

THURSDAY THIRTEEN

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13 Things about northern Italy

1. If you like the George Clooney style come to Italy. You can find him in all editions. From small to tall, from 18 till 80, (then with white hair) S M L (XL not available) just as you like. You also have the choice between brown, blue or green eyes.


2. Italian girls are pretty in general, of course there are exceptions. Here too you have the choice between dyed blond or brown hairs in all shades same eyes as above


3. Old ladies are usually very white haired from light blue over silver to light violet. Usually very elegant on countrysides only sundays. The majority is very slim the other part fat big.


4. They haven't changed a lot since I saw them 20 years ago which means that they looked older when they were 20 years younger. They said the same of me, which I didn't take for a compliment for the above mentionned reason.


5. Men who used to pinch female bottoms have now to ask "May I" otherwise the woman is now allowed to prosecute them for "sexual harrassement" .


6. Italian men's look can be very "strip teasing" but there is nothing to do against it, there is no proof. They just have to close their eyes.


7. Italian men's tourist hunting is still very commun, no complaints from female tourists on that


8. Men I knew from age 25 who were terrible tourist hunters, boozers, big mouthes and machos are now brave family fathers doing everything what "La Mamma" says and have made their grandchildren to their hobbies.

9. Women who once had to worry about their husbands, for the above mentionned reasons, have become "La Mamma" once she became mother and is now family leader. Even in "The Godfather" family.


10. It is still use once families get together that women are in one part of the room, men on the other discussing different things, only at the arriving and when they go the two sexes have discussions together.


11. The famous southern hospitality hasn't changed a bit. You can arrive at whatever hour without "warning" and you are received as if you were the most important person in the whole world.


12. Italy is not a cheap country anymore. Since the introduction of the Euro, prices are almost the same as in northern countries


13. The beauty of landscapes or historical sites haven't changed a bit. But there are now a lot of rules and laws to be respected. If you break them fines are very expensive. People are a lot less free.


24 comments:

Emmyrose said...

I hope I can go to Italy too someday..

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MaR said...

I thought you were housing next to George's Italian villa!!! he has one somewhere...
I love the way Italians pronounce my name, Marcella. It is the only time the two L's don't bother me :)
Ahhh, charming Italy and Italians, enjoy your stay!
ps: the introduction of the euro has had a negative impact in our pocket money. Spain has become more expensive since then too...

Robin said...

#8 sounds like a lot of Israeli men too.

Bloggers said...

George Clooney is enough reason!!

my 13 is up on
http://momworksathome.blogspot.com

Irene said...

Oh I love Italy. And the Italians are so special people. Instantly recognisable. LOL about nr.1!
Happy TT!

Ivÿ said...

What an informative list! Italy continues to amaze me. I love your country. =)

mine's up at Dear Me.

have fun!

Puss-in-Boots said...

I like the idea of a woman becoming "La Mamma", the head of the family and look out for her husband if he makes a wrong move...heheh!

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh ya....I was gonna say the same thing as puss-in-boots! Viva la Mamma!!!

Addicted to crafting said...

Sounds fun! George Clooney is MY MAN!!!!

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Unknown said...

Sounds like a wonderful place. The little I know of the cuisine is quite impressive also.

Ed

April Elizabeth said...

you had me at clooney (next time save his pitcute for last, it was hard to tear away to read the rest)

Melli said...

Ummm... ya know... I probably could adjust to being surrounded by George Clooney 24 hours a day. I might not even MIND #6 so much under those circumstances...

pussreboots said...

Nice list. Wish I could visit. Happy TT.

Julia Phillips Smith said...

"They haven't changed a lot since I saw them 20 years ago which means that they looked older when they were 20 years younger. They said the same of me, which I didn't take for a compliment for the above mentionned reason."

LOL Gattina! I'm sure you look fabulous.

Lazy Daisy said...

Great list Gattina...hope your are enjoying Italy. I went to Rome years ago, thanks for the update.

Tossing Pebbles in the Stream said...

Thanks for the lessons in Italian culture. I have been in love with Sophia Loren all my adult life.

Toronto has a very large Italian population.

Spy Scribbler said...

Ooooh, George Clooney! Reminds me of my family, a bit, but they're Italian-American. But they do that with visitors, LOL.

Happy TT!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the tips and great information and what a coincidence! I'm going to Milan next month so I can check out myself:-)

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Dorothy said...

It still sounds romantic.

Anonymous said...

Italy sounds wonderful. I haven't been there since I was a teenager. Time to revisit.

A. said...

Best post I've read today - instant cheer-up! My grandfather was Italian ;)

A. said...

Best post I've read today - instant cheer-up! My grandfather was Italian ;)

Anonymous said...

I want to go!!! :-D