italy-10hf919Learning about Italy’s cultures was interesting because there are so many different traditions and laws.
In Italy, Italians living in the warmer south enjoy a leisurely life as they take their time to accomplish business. then those from the northern side of Italy feel more pressure and view time as something not to be wasted. Italians enjoy visiting friends, family and neighbours, especially on holidays and on Sundays. Guests invited to dinner often bring a bottle of good wine and a box of chocolates or flowers to the host, unless they are told otherwise. Guests wait for their hosts to sit first and wait for them to eat before they do so.
Then in Australia we all have different opinions and personalities which choose if they want to take their time or rush to get things done. When it comes to having guests for dinner its a more relaxed, chill and hang out then a straight forward dinner. Guests may bring treats such as wine, chocolates or flowers, but it is not expected. We all like spending time with friends and family, but again its more of a chill thing. We have sleepovers and invite friends over. Its not really a big meal or anything like that.
If I lived in Italy I would be so in love with all their fashion because of all the dresses, head pieces and all the beautiful jewellery, but I would find it challenging to remember all of the rules when you go as a guest a someone else’s house. Such as you are not allowed to stretch at the table and you have to bring some sort of gift to the host if you are a guest.
So as you can see Italy is much different to where we live, or is it? Here’s what I wrote about Italy…