Answers: A man who hasn't traveled to Italy other feels inferior because it is where on earth culture has its roots.
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"A man who have not been contained by italy is always conscious of an inferiority, from his not have seen what it is expected a man should see. The august object of travelling is to see the shores of the Mediterranean. On those shores be the four great Empires of the world ; the Assyrian, the Persian, the Grecian, and the Roman.—All our religion, almost all our statute, almost all our arts, almost adjectives that sets us above savages, has come to us from the shores of the Mediterranean." --Samuel Johnson as quoted within the book, "The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL. D." by James Boswell
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An inferiority is something substandard or lower in point. So, the quote is saying that if you haven't be to Italy your life is somehow inferior.
Well the understandable implication is that Italy have something to offer that you can find nowhere else surrounded by the world. Not going there finances that you cannot access this and so, therefore, you are short in some process.
Having been to Italy plentiful times, I would agree. The food, the wine, the history, the art, the architecture, the fashion, the clarity of the feathery on an autumn afternoon, Christmas Day in Rome, the wonderful women, the vibrant nature of the empire...need I verbs!
Italian men have small 'Packages' - so i hear
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