untitled design (1)

Learn Italian online

Search

Michela Vittoria Brambilla’s alleged Fascist Salute Video

Michela Vittoria Brambilla, Italy’s newly appointed minister for tourism, has got herself in a spot of bother.  She’s being accused of using a fascist style salute during one of her recent public appearances.

Ms Brambilla is denying that her spur of the moment salute was at all fascist, but others are not so sure.

Have a look at this YouTube video of Italy’s Minister for Tourism, and judge for yourselves whether Brambilla was showing her true colours.  Or was it a mere wave.

Here is the video, accompanied by the ending of the Italian national anthem.

Video of Michela Vittoria Brambilla’s Alleged Fascist Salute

think in italian logo dark bg 1

Stop reading, start speaking

Stop translating in your head and start speaking Italian for real with the only audio course that prompt you to speak.

I’ve watched the video several times, and can see how the very quick movement of her arm could have been interpreted as a salute.  And to Michela Vittoria Brambilla‘s left, as you watch the video, there is a gentleman who could also have been accused of the dreaded fascist salute too.  This person was Brambilla’s father according to an article in the Italian newspaper, La Repubblica.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VRJaeTi1Lxo[/youtube]

Is Brambilla a closet fascist who ‘came out’ recently, or is this all a fuss about nothing?  Opinions, as always, welcome.

Right, I’m off to have a look at the press releases over on the Italian tourism ministry‘s web site.  I’m going to see if there is any mention of special summer camps being organised for Italy’s youth,  perhaps down in a little place called Predappio.

Source:

La Brambilla e il saluto romano il video che imbarazza il ministro – “Brambilla and the Roman Salute – the video which embarrasses the minister” –  La Repubblica 17th June 2009 – article in Italian.

Most Popular

Creative juices

In trying to design activities for teaching people how to use English in meetings and discussions situations, coming

Categories

Related Posts

Lega Nord

Vieni Via Con Me, Lega Nord and the mafia

Those not in the Living Museum might not have heard of a new Italian television programme called ‘Vieni Via Con Me’, – which is ‘Come Away With Me’ in English. However just about everyone in the whole of Italy has heard of this new show now. On Monday this week, some 10 million Italians tuned in to see this new programme which is an attempt to portray the high and low points of life and society in contemporary Italy.

U.S. Embassy and Consulates in Italy.

Addresses and contact details. United States Embassy in Rome via Vittorio Veneto, 119/A 00187 Roma, Italy tel: (+39) 06.4674.1 (main switchboard) fax: (+39) 06.4674.2356 website: