Sarah Barrell: Line up at the lido for an Italian cultural lesson

Travel notes: Independent on Sunday, 14 August 2011

If you’re packing for the Italian beach this summer, there is a list of essential kit to consider. Swimming togs in this season’s colours are clearly essential – coral pink and orange since you ask, and that includes you, chaps. As an accessory you will likely need the hide of a rhino or the patience of a saint.

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