Michele was a mammone, the word for an adult Italian man who remains emotionally and physically dependent on his mother. According to a December 2018.
Italian men are particularly reluctant to fly the nest, the study suggests. Meanwhile, in northern Europe, the vast majority of young adults live.
Two in three young adult Italians now live with their parents, said it was needed to “deal with the culture of mummy's boys and big babies”.
Italian men – and Italian women too – tend to live much longer with their parents than adult children anywhere else in the West. In Britain, roughly five.