The Italian head of the Italians remains the last unexplored region of the country, and is worth a trip. A journey through Italy with foreign friends, to which the country is "translated" "the country's inscrutable rules and the ordered anarchy of an office, the floodacity of the trains and the wisdom of a hotel, the reassurance of a church and the crowding in the bedroom, the importance of a beach and the democracy of the stay (indeed: of the dining room). Ten days, thirty places. From north to south, from food to sport, from morale to politics. An ironic, methodical and sentimental exploration.