I've read that high housing costs in Italy are as much - if not more - to blame for adults living with parents or other family (also, the culture values extended families living together or close by).
It is, and as many women live at home as men. While it's true mammoni
exist, it's more of a southern Italy stereotype. Family ties are strong in Italy and if young professionals do move out of the house guess who pays their rent or BUYS their home? mamma e papa. I'm home on a mini-vacation but live in Italy and about 90% of my Italian friends in their late 20's to mid- 30's that do own homes...were bought and paid for by their parents, or grandparents usually for university study or a university graduation gift. It isn't only because housing costs are high....wages in Italy round out the very bottom in Europe, the median is half that of Germany's for example.
I may tune in tonight but I'm tiring of the EYE-talian bandwagon the networks have been cranking out.
ETA: Ok, this show is a hot mess. Minus the hot. These people are more embarrassing than the Jersey Shore crew. And the women they bring home? bwahahahaha....'skank' doesn't begin to describe. The girl who had dinner with whatshisname's family was already loaded or high the entire time, NICE. Grazia the fiancee was kind of cute but a guidette all the same. 'bling bling'.
I will refrain from obvious pot shots at the looks of these 'boys' but I will say I'm surprised the bar was that low. wow.
Edited by diorella78, Apr 9, 2012 @ 9:58 PM.