Because of its geographical configuration, Italy is at the center and edge of many borders.
Perhaps the openness and sharing that are notoriously attributed by a common place to the Italians may be attributed to its geographical characteristics.
There is no doubt that fragility imposes unstable balances and at times improbable dialogues.
Despite the numerous coasts, there are however areas that are extremely closed and secretive, like the character of those who live there. I am referring to particularly impervious mountainous areas, to hills in arid landscapes often subject to earthquakes, to islands where life is not that easy apart from during the summer when lively, multi-colored tourism fills the houses that are abandoned for most of the year.