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  1. I’m not Italian and I’ve been living here for the past 12 years. Living in Italy means:

    -Eating great and mostly healthy food

    -Paying lots of taxes and seeing how your money is not used for what it should be used (=lots of corruption and improper management of resources)

    -getting to see incredibly beautiful cities, natural landscapes and lots of great art , in churches and museums.

    -Dealing with a Church with too much influence in local politics

    -Having a Mediterranean weather (of course it depends on where do you live)

    -Italian politics are crazy , frustrating and absurd.

    -mostly friendly people. Lots of “human warmth” as we say.

    -too many racists and xenophobes for my taste. Also homophobes and machismo.

    -a sensibility towards art and history that you don’t find in many other countries.

    -bad TV and, bear with me, bad Italian tacky music.

    -beautiful men, for those who are interested in men.

    -lot of bureaucracy. Not very efficient.

    -decent “free” healthcare and decent free education

    -beautiful language

    -knowing that you will have to work 122454 years before you get your retirement. But quality of life is so good that you won’t die before that.

    I do like it here. But I guess it has to do, among other things, with the fact that in my country, Venezuela, we are having a pretty bad situation so Italy looks like a paradise in comparison.

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