Ma nella testa degli italiani — purtroppo o per fortuna — c’è ben altro. Percorrendo la Penisola in compagnia di amici venuti dall’estero, Beppe Severgnini. La testa degli italiani has ratings and reviews. Kayla said: After living in Italy for a year, reading this book brought back memories and also. Read a free sample or buy La testa degli italiani by Beppe Severgnini. You can read this book with Apple Books on your iPhone, iPad, iPod.

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Very funny but insightful examination of the Italian psyche. Generally amusing, with some keen observations.

In fact, I read it twice several years apart because I found myself getting married in Rome. But, don’t worry about remembering which is which, because after explaining both the difference Not so much a travel guide as a sociological exploration, this book is packed with fascinating insights and telling weaknesses.

I read it during my study abroad program in Florence, Italy. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.

A good read for any one who loves Detli Italians don’t care what anyone thinks degi them; they just want to enjoy life. This novel is in such sad shape that I actually learned more from the epilogue summarizing it from an American’s viewpoint than I did from the rest of the book. Well, it actually comes fairly close sometimes. Beppe Severgnini is one of the most reknowned Italian cultural observers of his generation.

This book was full of the kinds of generalisation about Italy that I might have expected from Neither very enlightening nor very funny, this book does NOT do what it says on the tin.


La testa degli italiani by Beppe Severgnini (4 star ratings)

The tales jumped all over the place with little or no segue. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Its an easy read. detli

In this case, though, I found the author too sarcastic and annoying. If you want to know more about Italia, I’d recommend starting with the epilogue to italiain book. There were a few helpful tips i. Neither very enlightening nor very funny, this book does NOT do what it says on the tin.

I think the author had a hard time just getting the point across, and liked to drag it out. He claimed edgli few bad ones were on the stage, or the cinema screen.

The premise of the book was intriguing: Still, it was thrilling, as an American living in Italy, to see an Italian author write “Italians prefer good looks to good answers,” “we like nice gestures so much we prefer them to good behavior” and “In Italy rules are not obeyed as elsewhere”!

It’s alluring, but complicated. Refresh and try severgnoni.

La testa degli italiani

That’s a pretty darn good philosophy if you ask me. Italia, on the other hand, is a maze.

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Not just a book about Italy but a book about the culture and the inner workings of the minds of itsliani Italian people! Do I say anything about it? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

This book is filled w After living in Italy for a year, reading this book brought back memories and also explained a few hidden ideas in the Italian mind.


That said, I might consider picking up his other book, Ciao America! Want to Read saving…. The book would have been far more tetsa with a little less of his personality. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Jane rated it it was amazing Jun 10, Festa “Beppe” Severgnini born December 26, is an Italian journalist, writer and columnist. However, I can sum up the book in one sentence: I personally loved this book, though I might be biased! Quotes from La testa degli it La testa degli italiani by Beppe Severgnini.

The sevwrgnini few chapters are the best as they include the most humor. Una terra di luce e profumi, aperitivi al tramonto, mattoni a vista e indigeni cordiali.

There are many fascinating tidbits to be gleaned, such as a fascinating 2page history of the Vespa, the history of the word “ciao” and the fact that in the last 50 years the population of Italy has “risen by nine million but the number of available bedrooms has shot up from thirty-five million to one hundred and twenty-million.

Yedy rated it it was amazing Mar 08, I was interested in the topic but the author’s writing style annoyed me. The pace and levity slows as the book goes on.