Siesta, Pizza and Laid-Back Approach. 10 Italian Habits Which Will Surprise You

    Siesta, Pizza and Laid-Back Approach. 10 Italian Habits Which Will Surprise You

    Siesta, Pizza and Laid-Back Approach. 10 Italian Habits Which Will Surprise You
    Greg
    10:17 AM EST, February 5, 2021, updated: 10:38 AM EST, February 5, 2021

    The Italians are an intriguing nation with plenty of unusual customs and habits. Let’s explore some of Italy right now!

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    #2 Siesta is the time between 1 pm and 4 pm. This is when most shops and other amenities are closed. This habit dates back to the ancient times when farmers, to avoid the heat, would take a break when the heat was unbearable

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    #3 Italians love animals. Don’t be surprised to see a dog in a posh Italian restaurant. There will always be some snacks and water for the pets of the customers

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    Twitter/PixiedustJtT

    #4 The traffic rules there seem to be a book that few people read. Italians are born road hogs and a ‘free style’ on the road is a common thing there. Also, it comes as no surprise to see most of cars scratched or slightly bumped. For Italians it’s not a major issue. We all have accidents, don’t we?

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    #5 Italians wear their wedding rings on the left hand. It is because in the ancient times the veins in the left hands were believed to be connected with heart, the source of love

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    Twitter/ZloteObraczki

    #6 Coperto is a restaurant fee you won’t get away from. Usually it amounts to a few euros and is automatically added to your check

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    #7 An Italian conversation has to burst with emotions. Their character makes them speak up while talking. Still, it does not mean they are losing their temper. This is just the way they are

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    #8 Walking down a street you might come across some elderly gentlemen watching construction works in progress. They will comment on them, often having a conversation with another ‘observer’

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    #9 They like partying, but not at home. Parties at home are not welcome so neighbors might call the police

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    #10 The south of Italy still cultivates the tradition of serenata. The day before the wedding the groom sings for his bride romantic songs standing in front of her window. It is not a secret of course as the family of the bride prepares some food for the guests coming together with the groom

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    Perhaps some of the habits are not common everywhere anymore.

    If you have been to Italy, please share your experiences with us.

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