A unidentified young woman shocked shoppers when she walked through a city centre tourist hotspot completely naked – simply because she claimed she “didn’t want to get dressed”.
The tattooed woman walked proudly through the streets of Bologna, the bustling capital of northern Italy’s Emilia-Romagna region, with a big smile on her face.
When one man asked the brunette whether she had lost her clothes or a bet, she replied: “I didn’t want to get dressed.”
The woman, whose name is not known, walked through the city centre without stopping as amazed onlookers took photos and videos of her on their phones.
She carried a white bag over her shoulder and appeared to be listening to music on her headphones.
The young woman, who had a large tattoo on her chest and another on her right hip, turned and smiled to people staring at her as she continued her walk.
She was seen crossing a busy road in front of the city’s railway station, and in the popular area around Porta Mascarella, a gate in the city’s former medieval walls.
It is not clear whether the woman’s naked walk was a joke or a promotion of some kind – but videos and photographs of her have gone viral on social media.
But the ‘stunt’ divided opinions on social media.
Netizen ‘Claudia’ said: “Nice excuse, ‘I didn’t want to get dressed!’, what nonsense people do for a little bit of popularity!!”
Another wrote: “Better a beautiful naked woman than an ugly naked man on the street.”
Someone else posted: “Brave girl! And very beautiful.”
But one user, named Delia, said: “So this is how far we’ve come! And we criticise our ‘guests’… we’re worse than them because we don’t have any excuse.”