Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Legal drinking age in Italy

Hear ye, hear ye! The legal drinking age in Italy is (get this) 16. And even that is scarcely enforced.

This is due to historically lower levels of abuse. But this, too, like most things, is changing. Drinking patterns in the bel paese are in flux, with more drinking away from meals and binge drinking among the young. Alas.