'Italy is more than mafia, pasta and mamma'

Aug 29, 2013 2090

In a bid to challenge Italian stereotypes, two young Italians set up a dedicated Twitter account, which is run each week by a different person. The Local spoke to the founders of 'I am Italy' to find out how they are revamping Italy's image.

"We're evolving from the 'mafia, spaghetti, mamma' image of the average Italian, to a country that is becoming more integrated in the globalized world," Mattia Massa, 28, who co-founded the I am Italy project in January, told The Local. He runs the Twitter account with his childhood friend, 29-year-old Valentina Versari.

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Source: http://www.thelocal.it

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