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img_0421215“the extraordinary animation is what strikes one at first, the vigorous ant-hill life of the natives. Streets, squares, market-places teem with people, noisy, elated, gay, energetic, busy people…everything is displayed everywhere, in
dramatic and artistic disorder…the noise is usually deafening. People chat, whistle, swear, sing, curse, cry, howl, weep, call to each other and shout, carrying on elaborate discussions or delicate negotiations… it is a gay and
happy noise, magnifyed by the stone walls, the absence of greenery, the narrowness of the street. It goes on from dawn to the small hours of the night…”
Luigi Barzini, The Italians

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