#1 Posted by Veitha (3362 posts) - - Show Bio

I know that sometimes Italy - and the Italians - are a lot stereotyped abroad. Every time I hear someone talking about Italy they talk about mafia, corruption, drunks and silly people, and a lot of people compare Italians to the Jersey Shore's Guidos, while I've never seen an Italian acting like Snooky or the Sitch. It's also true that in Italy many places are stuffy and many people are mind-closed, and I think this is the matter at the base of Italian economic situation. But here we have also great scientists, artists, writers and we have some of the best places and arts in the entire world.

So, what d'you think about Italy??

#2 Posted by Ms. Omega (4543 posts) - - Show Bio

Italy has great food so they are ok with me.

#3 Edited by Blood1991 (8082 posts) - - Show Bio

They speak Italian. From there i assume they aren't much different than anyone else. The individual is what matters not the whole in my opinion.

#4 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

The were at the core of the Renaissance

#5 Posted by Shotgun (900 posts) - - Show Bio

I love Italian food more than any other cuisine in the world. Spaghetti, pizza, lasagna, ravioli, tiramisu cake...etc. As for people, my personal impressions paint Italians to be nice, relaxed, family-oriented people. It's just that you guys have an inept and corrupt government. But hey, I'm American, so I can sympathize with you guys on the last part.

#6 Posted by ArtGamer (1262 posts) - - Show Bio

@Veitha: well, i don't think about italy in that way i think more in the assasin's cree way

#7 Posted by Dernman (15814 posts) - - Show Bio

What do I think? 
Thank you Italy!
Kidding :p

#8 Posted by Glitch_Spawn (17132 posts) - - Show Bio

@Dernman said:

What do I think?
Thank you Italy!Kidding :p

You got it all wrong. That's New York

*mouth waters instantly thinking about Empire Pizza on 5th in Manhattan*

#9 Posted by Veitha (3362 posts) - - Show Bio

@ArtGamer said:

@Veitha: well, i don't think about italy in that way i think more in the assasin's cree way

lol :D

@Shotgun said:

I love Italian food more than any other cuisine in the world. Spaghetti, pizza, lasagna, ravioli, tiramisu cake...etc. As for people, my personal impressions paint Italians to be nice, relaxed, family-oriented people. It's just that you guys have an inept and corrupt government. But hey, I'm American, so I can sympathize with you guys on the last part.

Yes, you centered the point. We've got a inept government. But the worst thing is that the youth doesn't do nothing to help to create a new one and people don't strive to move forward.

@Glitch_Spawn said:

The were at the core of the Renaissance

Exactly, we've got some of the most beautiful places in the world, but not everyone appreciate them like people abroad.@Blood1991 said:

They speak Italian. From there i assume they aren't much different than anyone else. The individual is what matters not the whole in my opinion.

:D Yes, you're right. Considering the whole and not the individual is what has always caused racism and misunderstandings, but unfortunately this is what most of the people do.

@Dernman said:

What do I think?
Thank you Italy!Kidding :p

This looks very appetizing :D Well, food is one of the best things. Everyone in italy can cook, from the teenagers to the oldest ones, it's in our blood ;)

#10 Posted by Sexy Merc (41971 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm part Italian, and recently went there for vacation. It was so great, I miss it :(

#11 Posted by blur99 (374 posts) - - Show Bio

Ferrari

Football

Romans/history

Food

#12 Posted by PowerHerc (85336 posts) - - Show Bio

Italy is a place with a lot of history, impressive architecture and beautiful women.

I'd like to visit it some time.

#13 Posted by RedQueen (1171 posts) - - Show Bio

When I think Italy I think:

Good Food (a stereotype I know)

Pompeii/Vesuvius

Awesome architecture and history (links in to above and below).

Romans...and their history

Ferrari

#14 Posted by Serena_Death (103 posts) - - Show Bio

Italy seems like a cool place to visit :3

#15 Posted by jwalser3 (5279 posts) - - Show Bio

Seems like a cool place to visit.

#16 Posted by YourNeighborhoodComicGeek (20446 posts) - - Show Bio

@PowerHerc said:

Italy is a place with a lot of history, impressive architecture and beautiful women.

I'd like to visit it some time.

This.

#17 Posted by nishi99 (385 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm Italian and yes we have the best food.

#18 Posted by theTimeStreamer (2841 posts) - - Show Bio

meh country. doesnt have anything i cant get anywhere else. maybe worth a visit some day but im not holding my breath.

#19 Posted by krilling (2488 posts) - - Show Bio

Italians and us have some things in common. For example many Germans say "fracking Turks" and "fracking Italians" (or like they say "Itaka") and they still visit our restaurants..

I like Italia. Besides history they have many good things in pop culture. Some of the best comic series are from Italy. And they made Western movies cool!

#20 Posted by Rumble Man (11073 posts) - - Show Bio

Dig the culture and the funny accent

your contribution to the world includes pizza and spaghetti

(the world will be boring without that)

#21 Posted by Crimsonlord53 (1363 posts) - - Show Bio

The woman the wine and the food are top shelf.

#22 Posted by MonsterStomp (20653 posts) - - Show Bio

The language and history make it unique. Also its the country of love.

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#23 Posted by SC (13413 posts) - - Show Bio

Its kicking Sicily into the Mediterranean, it birthed the Renaissance, it has beautiful natural scenery, cities, art, museums, architecture and people. Italy also gave us Galileo Galilei, Fibonacci and Enrico Fermi.  

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#24 Posted by ComicMan24 (147057 posts) - - Show Bio

Never been there but I would like to visit one day.

#25 Posted by King Saturn (225200 posts) - - Show Bio
that was not even a problem until now...
#26 Posted by Veitha (3362 posts) - - Show Bio
Last Night Dinner, lucky for being Italian ;)
#27 Posted by I'maDC/ImageGuy! (1634 posts) - - Show Bio

I love Venice. I blame Tomb Raider II.