Piove, governo ladro! It’s raining – blame the thieving government

What is the Italian national sport? Not football, but complaining about current and past governments. Indeed, the favourite pastime of most Italians is talking about politics. They are obsessed with it.

Piove governo ladro
(c) MarioMancuso

If you listen to Italian people, they will be complaining either about how hot or cold it is, or about how corrupt politicians are. Or otherwise about the state of the nation and the high levels of taxes. This is further revealed by the common Italian saying Piove, governo ladro! roughly translated as it’s raining – blame the thieving government. Continue reading “Piove, governo ladro! It’s raining – blame the thieving government”

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Piove, governo ladro! It’s raining – blame the thieving government