Italian culture has a rich history that includes art, classic architecture, popular traditions, and customs.

Customs and traditions are an important part of the Italian culture, which is why you can get a great cup of coffee anywhere, or any kind of help from anybody.

Italian Customs and way of life differs to other Western Cultures in many ways.

Most shops shut for siesta time, and reopen around 4 P.M. not particularly in the big cities though.

La “Passeggiata” the stroll is very common too. It is meant to see and be seen. Which is also related to “La bella figura” to be shown off.

Italians are not big breakfast eaters. We save room for the most important meal of the day, which is lunch.

Usually one has lunch about 1.30 P.M. and dinner around 9 P.M.

Drinking alcohol without eating is usually seen as senseless, although most Italians enjoy a glass of wine and maybe a small digestive such as “Limoncello” for example.

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