Thalby Guide to Italian People and SocietyThe Italy Series
This guide has been curated with care by Italian reporters, correspondents and researchers. It brings you all the social insight you need and helps you understand how Italian people live, love and work today and why communities are the way they are. Think of it as having coffee with your smart and trusted friend living in Rome.
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Some of the things
A boom in casual sex,
although it’s unprotected.
Did you know that 63% of Italians have sex without any contraception?
Why “la bella figura” or “good figure”
is so important.
And how this helps to ensure that Italians keep looking so stylish.
The ongoing impact of the migrant crisis.
Did you know it takes roughly 17 hours to cross the Mediterranean by boat from the coast of Africa?
Italian food and eating habits.
Including some key dishes to try and the importance of local ingredients.
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