Monocolumn: Italy’s Day Of Shame

Monocolumn: Italy’s Day Of Shame
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Today is set to be a day of public humiliation for Italy, a country more obsessed than most with outer appearances and making a good impression – or as they say, fare bella figura.

Monocle
  • 6 april 2011

Monocolumn is Monocle’s daily bulletin of news and opinion. Catch up with previous editions here.

When Maurizio Dibitonto went on a work trip to Latin America early this year in search of young sporting talent, he passed through a remote mountain village in Bolivia and explained that he was Italian. The locals grinned, responding with the phrase “Bunga bunga!”

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