10 reasons Italians hate summer
While Italy may be famed for its sunshine, Italians often despair of the arrival of summer. The Local picks out the top ten reasons Italians loathe the season of sun.
It gets too hot Italians may be afraid of the cold - in some parts of the country fearing any day below 10C - but they view summer temperatures with equal dread. While a cool 25C may be a perfect lunchtime temperature, by the time the mercury tops 40C Italians have well and truly had enough of summer.