Some of Italy's Sexiest Men
Sexiest Italian Men
When you call a man a Casanova, you know you’re describing a sexy man, a serial lover. The original, Giovanni Giacomo Casanova de Seingalt ((1725-1798), was of course an Italian man, and he is as good a place as any to begin a list of sexy Italian men, despite the fact that he was mostly a rogue.
But then, he was also a soldier, a spy, a prisoner, a diplomat, a businessman, and an adventurer. Casanova was a carefree man, and relentless in his pursuit of women, so much so that he almost ended up marrying his own illegitimate daughter. These qualities, more than anything else, put him on the top of a very long list of sexy Italian men.
To understand this better one must also understand the stereotype regarding Italian men, how most of them, regardless or their age, are supposed to be amorous, handsome and desirable in almost every case.
Like all stereotypes, it has its excesses. But there is certainly no denying that the Mediterranean good looks quite a few Italian men are blessed with, and the warm blood or sangue caldo that makes them love women of all shapes and sizes, are a reality.
And then, as it happens all over the world some Italian men are considered sexy not just because of their appearance, but also because of their success, their voices and, in some cases, their money.
From the adventures of Casanova, Rodolfo Valentino (1895 –1926) may seem like a little bit of a comedown. Exactly how sexy could a silent movies' actor have been? Turns out, the answer is 'very sexy!'. So much so he became the original Latin Lover, setting the screen on fire in movies like The Sheik and The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. His untimely death at the age of 31 cemented his status as an iconic figure in the history of sexy Italian men.
Marcello Mastroianni(1924-1996), another legendary Italian film actor, is the next on the list of sexy men from Italy. An Italian icon from the movie La Dolce Vita by renowned director Federico Fellini, this dashing actor made quite an impression on women all over the world in his hey-days, and was known for his effortless, cynical charm.
Fabio Cannavaro is perhaps the most adored footballer in Italy today, and not merely for his drop-dead-gorgeous looks.
Born in 1973, he is tremendously successful, having played for a number of major clubs and then for Italy in the World Cup in 1998, 2002, and 2006, as well as in Euro 2000 and Euro 2004. For years, he had been known as "il Muro" or "the Wall" for his superlative defensive football.
His marriage to Daniela Arenoso has done nothing to reduce his sex appeal in the eyes of thousands of female fans. Though Fabio Cannavaro is not very tall for a footballer at 165 cm, he more than makes up for it with his smokey eyes, killer smile, and a well-known ability to cook a mean mozzarella pizza. Footballers in Italy clearly excel in a variety of fields.
By Damyanti Ghosh, October 2009. Updated May 2015.