If countries were children Italy would be the spoiled old kid on the block! Not what you think. We're not talking about growing up under the Mediterranean sun, surrounded by eternal beauty, nor are we talking about the pervasive principle of Bellezza, the bella figura, the bella way of driving, dressing and dining, we're not even talking about the dolce vita as such.
We are talking about that certain attitude spoiled kids have when suddenly confronted with growing up and having to leave some of it behind.
Italians don´t like that!