The “Bella Figura”
... A Strong Influence in the Italian Culture
Italy is a country where the ‘bella figura’, ‘making a good impression’, is extremely important. But for those outside of Italy it’s hard to grasp, as it can mean many things. From emphasizing outward visual beauty and aesthetics, to exhibiting proper behavior and etiquette, to always striving for perfection. But always, at its core, is passing the test of judgement by the “social eye”.