The well-known and well-worn tourist sights are all there in Roman Holiday – the Forum, the Colosseum, the Spanish Steps, Castel Sant’Angelo and the Trevi Fountain – but so too is the equally famous Italian charm. Think amorous hairdressers and crazy Italian taxi drivers – Mama Mia!
In Rome on business recently I discovered a wonderful truth. There, all the men flirt with all the women all the time. Flirting is a national pastime, without an age limit, one marinated in good humour and class. Italian men don’t ogle, they smile and chat and make women feel beautiful.