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Head Over Heel: Seduced by Southern Italy by Chris Harrison

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Vero o falso?

In his book, L’Italia del Pizzo—The Italy of the Backhander, Franco Cazzola, a sociology professor from Torino, claims the most common form of corruption in Italy is a bribe to secure a driver’s licence. I discovered why when my international licence expired and, regardless of the fact I had been driving for twelve years, the last of those in Italy, I had to qualify for a European licence at an Italian driving school. It should have taken a few weeks. Instead, it took three months.

On the advice of Renato from the tennis club I chose a driving school in Caritano, a dusty collection of concrete inland from Andrano. A simple two-room house, the school’s only distinguishing features were a sign on a whitewashed wall reading Autoscuola ...

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