But at the end of the day, as Folan writes (and we all know), “regardless of race or nationality, all men are men.” Lord knows they ALL come with baggage and hang-ups and issues, as do we.
Its signature tour is “Bella Italia,” which has for the past four years has taken “Bellas” (the female travelers) around Italy, where the ladies receive much love.
(Which of us globetrotters hasn’t heard the line that Italian men LOVE black women?
)Says Weaver in Folan’s book: “Italian men are very affectionate, very aggressive.
Many Black women aren’t used to the level of attention they get from the men in Italy. But it’s also why the ladies have such a good time.
It’s fun when 50 or so black American women descend on a popular club in Rome and find themselves to be quite literally the ‘bellas’ of the evening.”I’ve written in this blog about a romantic encounter with a Frenchman in the South of France, being asked out by a young Italian after dining at his restaurant, and generally being treated as a fascinating creature by men of various backgrounds when traveling solo around the world. The point is, many times African-American women feel more love from men abroad than we get here at home.