This has apparently been the meeting place for retired working class men for decades. Strictly no women are allowed. Our guide book tells of an Italian joke about Italian men and their mothers: "Jesus must have been a southern Italian because his mother believed her son was god; he believed his mum was a virgin, and he lived at home with her until he was 30."
Lessons in Italian, Crime, Grime and way too much Pizza March 19th 2008 From Rome we travelled south and further inland to experience a bit of Italia agroturismo on the outskirts of a small town named Sora. Italy is packed with these farmstays and we thought we’d chosen a “real” one - that is, one that was more into showcasing the natural beauty and produce of the region than squeezing as many Euros as they can out of visitors. It turns out our farmstay wasn’t ... read more
Europe » Italy » Campania » Sorrento Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more