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  • Call it love of country or love of the village, campanilismo, or what not, it was the dominance of the old pagan form, the old affirmation of immortality through procreation, as opposed to the Christian affirmation of immortality through self-death and social love.

    Twilight in Italy

  • The nostalgia, the campanilismo from which Italians suffer, the craving to be in sight of the native church-tower, to stand and talk in the native market place or piazza, this was only half formed in Ciccio, taken away as he had been from Pescocalascio when so small a boy.

    The Lost Girl

  • David Gilmour finds instead a land and people defined enduringly by campanilismo literally, the municipal bell tower - a communal loyalty - and with little interest in nationalism except when "forced or cajoled".

    The Guardian World News

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  • Yep. The idea is that in most towns the campanile or bell-tower is the focal point. Look at most old Italian towns and you'll find a church (with bell tower), a fountain and some kind of 'palace' for the ruler.

    April 7, 2008

  • In a bad way! It's usually an accusation of defending a priori your campanile and hating your neighbor. I think you use parochialism with the same meaning.

    April 7, 2008

  • In a bad way! It's usually an accusation of defending a priori your campanile and hating your neighbor. I think you use parochialism with the same meaning.

    April 7, 2008

  • Italian - a sense of loyalty to and pride in your home town.

    April 7, 2008