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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Updates needed 2 13 Feb 18, I bought this book for research and found myself laughing the whole way through. Jane rated it it was amazing Jun 10, Before it had always seemed to be like a set of unwritten rules that the entire populous simply adhered to.

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Risente molto degli anni, nonostante non sia vecchio anni ‘ Fun to read if you are planning a deegli there. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Generally amusing, with some keen observations.

La testa degli italiani by Beppe Severgnini (5 star ratings)

Lisa Prezzano rated it it was amazing Sep 10, Through a combination of strange prose and incomprehensible tangents, Beppe gets me more lost about his vision of Italy than a twisty Roman street. To ask other readers questions about La testa degli italianiplease sign up. Preview — La testa degli italiani by Beppe Severgnini.

The author is a northerner [from Crema] but he does have a good sense of the problems of the south of Italy.


Published by BUR Rizzoli first published Beppe Severgnini is one of the most reknowned Italian cultural observers of his generation. Sort of interesting, but written with the trying-to-be-vague-but-actually-very-obvious message that “Italians are better than everyone else in the world, ever. Marta rated it it was amazing Jan 10, Under any circumstance, the author appears to have a great grasp of his subject and, even if it were all lies, the telling is fun and entertaining.

I personally loved this book, though I might be biased! Italia, on the other hand, is a maze.

Pretty humdrum and very underwhelming. Un detallado mapa sobre “la cabeza de los italianos”, sin cipreses ni chianti, con las hermanos del David y los primos de la Venus que testw, beben, duermen, se estacionan y trabajan.

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As people were saying, this is not a book that you want to read in order to “get the knowledge Definitely didn’t think this sevegrnini would turn out the way it did. While I learned that as an overthinker who flies by the seat of his pants when travelling, I may relate more to Italians than Americans, I think that’s about all I learned. It might deserve 2. Although italisni is framed as a ‘journey’ through Italy, it does little to evoke or describe the differences in temperament or landscape in the regions of the country.

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He claimed the few bad ones were on the stage, or the cinema screen. The author is humorous iatliani clearly well educated on his subject.


Now, I am going to have to come clean here, my family have owned a property in Italy for many years and I have been going out there for a long time before that too.

I can now lo A sevrgnini look into Italian culture. After studying in Italy, I can now affirm that his hilarious descriptions of Italians and the Italian culture are quite accurate.

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If you are ever traveling to Italy, I reccomend reading this to help you prepare for your trip. I found many of the ideas not mentioned here to be either grossly-self delusional or typically glazed over, but that there was enough honesty and insight to more than counterbalance that, as in that this has become the most interesting cultural examination of Italy that I have yet come across.

Be the first to ask a question about La testa degli italiani. Italia, on the other hand, is a maze. The reason I give the book 5 stars and the reason that I will be recommending it to many of my friends is because of his effective and ringing claim that “If Italy doesn’t leave you bewildered, it means it has conned you. It is humorous yet seemingly realistic look at the Italian mind written for Americans who are visiting there.