THERE’S a place in Italy where you can stuff yourself silly without the worry of staining that crisp, white shirt.
That’s because no dressed diners are admitted.
Welcome to L’Italo Americano, Italy’s first and only nudist restaurant that recently opened its doors near Milan.
The only rule is: in order to get in and taste divine food you must be totally naked.
No shirt, no panties, no boxers, not even a G-string or nipple shield to hide the most intimate body parts.
Inside, there’s a cool, speak-easy ambience that recalls American 1930s Art Nouveau, with posh white sofas covered in velvet cushions, brick walls … white plastic tables and red chairs.
Posters of The Godfather, gangsters and pin-ups mingle with tiny US flags stuck on the wall.
It’s nothing too sophisticated, which puts unclothed customers more at ease.
The decor is minimal and the black-and-white tablecloths resemble contemporary art sketches.
But the restaurant has been set-up in a clever way.
There’s a bar for evening drinks, a dining spot which transforms into a disco floor at midnight and a cozy candlelit lounge area for after-dinner relax.