budget airlines bring anglo-saxons and binge drinking to italy

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

according to this article budget airlines and organized pub crawls are one of the culprits that have changed the italian culture of drinking only with food to one of binge drinking, especially for young people. ‘For Italians, becoming drunk in public was once a social taboo – a cause for shame, particularly for women. But now, neighbourhood enoteca bars, where a glass of wine is often accompanied by a plate of cured meat and bits of cheese, are being crowded out by British-style pubs with names like The Drunken Ship and Sloppy Sam’s.’

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