"First of all, let's get one thing straight. Your Italy and our Italia are not the same thing. Italy is a soft drug peddled in predictable packages, such as hills in the sunset, olive groves, lemon trees, white wine, and raven-haired girls. Italia, on the other hand, is a maze. It's alluring, but complicated. It's the kind of place that can have you fuming and then purring in the space of a hundred meters, or in the course of ten minutes. Italy is the only workshop in the world that can turn out both Botticellis and Berlusconis.” 
― Beppe Severgnini, La Bella Figura: A Field Guide to the Italian Mind



    In Italy today...

  • Music is a powerful form of communication; which is important in Italian culture.

  • Italian culture has a rich history in art which provides cultural identity to the people.

  • Italians rely more on nonverbal communication than they do on words.

  • Italians rely heavily on eye contact. The use of touch is used to greet one another.

  • The family is the center of the social structure and provides emotional and financial support to its members.

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