By Beppe Severgnini
There's no denying it. Some things about Italy are depressing. Some events are embarrassing, not least because they are often partly our own fault. Every day, bad things fill the papers, which have a duty to report them. Other things, fortunately, fill us with pride.
Here are a hundred of them, in no particular order. This is not a ranking. This is a list from the heart. Here's why, despite everything, we are happy to be Italian.