The Rimini Romeo calls it a day at 6,000 lovers
Wednesday 16 August 1995
There comes a time when even the most indefatigable Latin lover has to admit he's past it. After what he claimed to be more than 6,000 sexual partners, the heart-throb known along the Rimini beach front as Zanza or Tarzan has announced his retirement from the life of non-stop seduction.
"Up to now my life has been one of continuous enjoyment. Now I've decided it's time to start working. It all still works perfectly well," he says, gesticulating towards the area below his belt, "It's just that I find it tiring to go to bed with two or three girls a day like I used to."
At the ripe old age of 39, Zanza has been haunting the discos of Rimini for the past quarter-century, fulfilling the erotic fantasies of foreign tourists looking for holiday romance at a pace other men probably couldn't manage.
His catalogue of conquests is a veritable united nations, including Swedes, Brazilians, Japanese, even Eskimos - the whole caboodle, he says, except Mongolians and Albanians.
"Sometimes it takes no more than a look, and within five minutes we are making love," Zanza said, at the disco he part-owns in the trendy Rimini satellite of Marebello. "Once I had built up a reputation, I didn't even need to try. The women would come to me."
What did they see in him? He is undeniably good-looking, a less craggy version of Rod Stewart, with blow-dried blond hair and a perfectly groomed carpet of chest and stomach hair.
Zanza is not exactly politically correct. His nickname is an abbreviation for Zanzara, Italian for mosquito, as his technique is to strike and then fly away. Heshows little concern for his discarded conquests: "Sometimes they cry, but no more than that because I treat them nicely."
His ambition, strangely, is to marry, although he admits it'll be a rare women who puts up with him for keeps. After all, he hasn't given up the Casanova life style completely.
"The most beautiful things in the world are sunshine, women and football," he says. "I don't care for anything else."
- 1 Isis 'jihadi bride' claims forced sex with Yazidi girls is never rape because Koran condones it
- 2 Woman accidentally shoots herself in the head while posing for a selfie
- 3 Art Garfunkel calls Paul Simon a 'monster' with a Napoleon complex
- 4 Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
Isis 'jihadi bride' claims forced sex with Yazidi girls is never rape because Koran condones it
Woman accidentally shoots herself in the head while posing for a selfie
Isis burns woman alive for refusing to engage in 'extreme' sex act, UN says
Puerto Rico, island of lost dreams: People are leaving the debt-hit territory in droves as near neighbour Cuba's star rises
16-year-old girl beaten and burned alive by lynch mob in Rio Bravo, Guatemala
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
£40-50K: Guru Careers: We are seeking an experienced Software / C# Developer w...
£35 - 40k + Benefits: Guru Careers: We are seeking a Software Developer (JavaS...
£18000 - £23000 per annum + Commission: SThree: As a Trainee Recruitment Consu...