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[...] ITALIANS ARE WELL KNOWN FOR THEIR ATTENTION OF DRESSING-UP WELL; "LA BELLA FIGURA", OR GOOD IMPRESSION, REMAINS TRADITIONAL IN THE ITALIAN WAY OF LIVING!

 

[...]AS ITALY IS WIDELY RECOGNIZED AS THE CRADLE AND BIRTHPLACE OF THE RENAISSANCE, ART, MUSIC, EDUCATION, FINANCE AND PHILOSOPHY FLOURISHED, AND ALONG WITH IT, ITALIAN FASHION DESIGNS BECAME IMMENSELY POPULAR (ESPECIALLY THOSE WORN BY THE MEDICIS IN FLORENCE. THE FASHIONS OF QUEEN CATHERINE DE' MEDICI OF FRANCE, WERE CONSIDERED AMONGST THE MOST FASHIONABLE IN EUROPE).