Friday, November 26, 2010
My (Maria) view of the Italian people
Leon has been in search of why the Italians seem rude and angry and upset, and in his attitude posts has explained all. On our train back to Rome I was watching people talking today. They are definitely more pessimistic in that you must first win their trust and friendship. But once you have it they seem very friendly, chatty and open. They are also a very loving people, and almost everywhere you go you will find one couple kissing and hugging as if no one is watching. My view therefore is that they seem pleasant enough, once you have broken through the hard outside shell they build around them to protect themselves.