When does passato prossimo become passato remoto?
I have searched past questions but cannot find an answer. Now I have reached a point in my learning when I am brave enough to use more then the present tense. I am confused about the difference between *passato prossimo* and *passato remoto* when selecting verb tenses. It appears that even Italians vary in their use as something I have read says that the *passato remoto* tenses are used more often the further South one goes.I would like to know when *passato remoto* kicks in. Is it 10 years ago, 100 years ago, in Roman times?