Italy

Top 10 Things

  • What NOT to do
  • What to do
  • No cappuccino after 10 am. Surely not with lunch and dinner. --wingcastles
    24 11
  • At the restaurant, don’t drink beverages out of the bottle, use a glass. --Giulia
    9 0
  • Don't put ananas on the pizza --Julia
    6 0
  • Don’t put water in the wine, it can be considered gross to the point of insulting if the wine is a very good one. --Giulia
    6 1
  • When you enter in italian house, don't take off your shoes. --Julia
    5 0
  • During social appointments (lunch, dinners) do not try to pay either if you’re the client or the provider of a service: you’re a guest. --Giulia
    5 1
  • Don't eat spaghetti with a spoon and a fork --Julia
    5 1
  • Don't tell Ciao to everyone. When you are in more formal situation as an restaurant just tell buongiorno/ buonasera. --Julia
    2 0
  • Don't give chrysanthemums because they symbolise death and they are used on funerals. --Julia
    2 0
  • Don't order Mac and cheese pasta and Fettucine Alfredo --Julia
    2 0
  • Unless you have a timed ticket, be sure to get it stamped either onboard or at the station before boarding. --Christine F.
    5 0
  • When it’s your birthday, or you got a promotion or any other major thing to celebrate, it is not mandatory but quite common to bring something to eat for celebrate with your colleagues --Giulia
    2 0
  • When you meet someone, handshaking is the most common thing (before Covid), in some places you can be greeted with a couple of kisses (usually between men/women), rarely between men. Do not handshake with two hands, wait to the other one for a more confidential greeting. --Giulia
    2 0
  • When someone asks you "come stai?" just tell "bene", even if you are not fine. --Julia
    1 0
  • After 3 pm. you should tell Buonasera and not Buongiorno. --Julia
    1 0
  • If you’re invited for dinner at someone’s house, you can bring a bottle of wine or the dessert. If there are children, maybe also a small toy (but this is a step further). --Giulia
    1 0
  • Remember that in petrol station you will see 2 prices- if you will ask someone to put a petrol, you will pay more. --Julia
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  • Be aware of drivers which don't respect rules --Julia
    1 0
  • Remember that in italy you can cross a street even if you see an orange light. --Julia
    1 0
  • Remeber that "mafia" is the same word in italy. Use it only in appropiate context. --Julia
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