Culture / Society

Rome repudiates its VIP parties

Immortalized by Fellini’s famous movie, the Dolce Vita of Rome was portrayed as a sad, decadent affair by Paolo Sorrentino’s “La grande bellezza”.

Indeed, Sorrentino’s movie accurately captures the mood now prevailing in Italy: everyone despises the celebrated VIP parties held in Rome.

Fausto Bertinotti, the last relevant Italian Communist leader, public apologized for attending them during the Italian First Republic.

Under Pope Francis, also the Cardinals and the Vatican prelates are avoiding them, thus depriving the remaining Roman events of one of their most typical features: the presence of ecclesiastical personalities, together with aristocrats from the most ancient families.

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