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I know you won't believe it but I've sunbathed topless. Not often though because I'm not a sun-worshipper and certainly not in the past 40 years or so. But in warm, sunny climates it makes sense if you don't want strap marks because you're intending to wear a strapless dress during the holiday. These days there's a good chance of a heart attack if the temperature rose or fell by 1 degree.
That useless piece of information aside, I see that the Italian police have 'opened a file' on a woman for provocatively applying sun lotion when sunbathing topless.
The 26-year-old woman, identified only as Luisa under Italian privacy laws, was questioned by officers and they have opened a file on committing an obscene act, after they were brought to the scene by a mother who objected to Luisa's ample breasts and her act of rubbing cream on her body. This had 'troubled her sons aged 14 and 12'.
Yesterday Luisa's Rome based lawyer said: "Something like this happening in 2010 is absurd. My client was approached and asked to cover up by the woman and she simply asked her what her problem was.
"From there the woman gathered up her children and went and complained to police bringing the officers to the scene where Luisa was still on the beach sunbathing.
"The fact a file has been opened is compulsory following the complaint but I can't imagine any judge convicting a woman for sunbathing topless."
He continued to give a description of his client then said it was not illegal to sunbathe topless on a public beach, unless there is a local bylaw.
Countess Barbara Ronchi della Rocca, the Italian etiquette expert, said: "You do see far fewer topless sunbathers these days than you used to but I think that's because the beach is no longer the place where you go to get a tan.
"Nowadays people arrive bronzed already having spent the winter in tanning salons and they spend their time at the beach bar semi-clothed and socialising instead."
It would seem the Righteous are everywhere but I'm sure the Italians won't support their attempt to change their culture. Italy would lose so much in tourism for a start...
Oh, in case you haven't read the whole article, the police spokesman in Anzio said," ... From what I heard she was very attractive." Glad to see the Righteous haven't quite conquered the polizia!