Things Italy has taught me include but aren’t limited to the following:
1. Every day is a good reason to dress well
Because you never know who’s around the corner.
2. Quality not quantity
Better to buy that one really beautiful scarf you’ll never find again (to wear with your favourite five-year-old jeans) than buy another pair of jeans.
3. Sunglasses at night
Italians get that sunglasses are rarely about the sun. No wonder I feel at home.
4. Table for one
Finding yourself unaccompanied at meal times is no reason not to eat well. Getting a table for one and feeling good about it is never a problem in Italy.
5. Italian women don’t get fat because…
Well I can’t speak for all Italian women, but for me feeling happy is the best defence against bad eating that exists. And Italy makes me happy.