Italy is the country of ancient ruins, great sculptors and painters, pizza and pasta and last but not least football. Italy is also one of the leading countries in Europe and this is why people from all over the continent and the world go there to seek a better life.
If you are one of these people that are several things that you should know about Italy before you buy your airline tickets and book the removal services of moving company. Fortunately for you we have listed down the most important things that you must know about the country.
Italians tend to walk a lot. In fact you can be more than certain that during the first weeks of your new Italian life you will walk so much that you will lose weight rapidly. However don’t be happy or alarmed about this fact because once you taste Italian gelato (ice cream) you will quickly regain your weight and add a couple of more pounds to it.
Just like with ice creams, Italians are very proud of their coffee. It fact coffee is so worshiped in Italy that the locals have a special coffee drinking habits. For instance Italians drink Capuccino only in the morning, on the other hand you have drink “un café” (a shot of espresso) at any time of the day. Also when you are invited into a home don’t bother asking for a Capuccino because they won’t make it for you. Last but not least know that in some bars and cafes the Capuccino is known as an Americano.
Italian people are quite. This means that you won’t have a hard time making new friends. However note that Italians are also very touchy-feely, so if you are a man be ready to be kissed and hugged by other people on a regular basis. Also, if you are women – be ready for a lot of flirting because Italian men are both flirty and romantic at the same time.
If you have the habit of going to church, know that you cannot enter a church without your shoulders covered. So bear that in mind if you’re religious and intend to attend a church there. Alternatively you can always cover your shoulder with a nice scarf.
Italian vendors don’t have the habit of smiling to customers. Don’t take that for rudeness – its just a different social norm. It is completely acceptable in Italy for a shop keep not to smile at customers and yet not to offend anybody. So if you decide to use the services of a company that provides international removal services, don’t be alarmed by the grumpy pair of removalist that will show at your door step.
When you are invited to someone’s home, never under any circumstances show empty handed. In Italy showing empty handed is considered as a rude insult. So before you knock of your host’s door, make sure that you pass by a store a buy a bottle of wine or some sweets, or flowers or something.