The aperitivo is a pre-dinner drink. This is an important part of the Italian life, allowing you to socialize and relax before dinner. It is more popular in the north of Italy, though you’ll find a form of it throughout Italy.
The price of drinks can be expensive at this time to compensate for the refreshements offered alongside ranging from snacks to sometimes a whole buffet.
Aperitivi are usually offered from noon on-wards and sometimes you can go for a mid-afternoon aperitivo, from 6pm-9pm is the main time that Italians have their aperitivo.
The drinks can either be alcoholic or non-alcoholic.