Italian Etiquette

What to Wear

Italians are hugely into fashion and always like to look their best no matter what the occasion.  They are fussy dressers and follow the latest fashion trends.  They almost always wear good quality clothing, you rarely see a scruffily dressed Italian.  However not all Italians
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Table Manners

When eating out in Italy, or as a guest for dinner please remember the following; Do not sit down before you have been invited to do so as it is considered rude. The host or hostess is the one to lead in the meal – when they sit down, the guest should do so too, and when
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Invitations and Gift Giving

As with many countries, when invited to someone’s home for the first time, it is considered normal etiquette to take a small token of appreciation for your host. In Italy it is better for the host to receive their gift wrapped.  Quality and appearance means a lot to
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Meeting and Greeting Italian People

Italian people are very sociable and are enthusiastic when meeting people for the first time.  First impressions and manners go a long way with when meeting Italians. How Italians greet you also depends on what part of Italy they are from.  In the south of Italy, Italians greet
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