By  on June 18, 2010

Ciao, bella! (Hello, beautiful!) The Italian phrase known the world over reveals the cult of beauty that emanates from each and every one of Italy’s sun-kissed pores. The artfully disheveled, bare-faced look is not for this Southern European population that prides itself on la bella figura, or putting one’s best face forward at all times, both figuratively and literally.

 

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