Andrew Fitch, who grew up in Marshfield Hills, Massachusetts, studied international affairs and traveled to London and China as an undergraduate. Inspired by these experiences, he chose to live and study in Florence. He is currently completing a masters degree in European Union policy studies.
For many of us, Italy is a country of beautiful architecture, beautiful food and wine, and beautiful lifestyles. However, although people in other Western nations have been emulating Italian style for centuries, this fine country is in a period of stagnation, even downturn. Italians and global critics alike believe that