ITALIAN CULTURE AND HOW TO RESPECT IT WHILE ON HOLIDAY

ITALIAN CULTURE AND HOW TO RESPECT IT WHILE ON HOLIDAY

Your holiday in Italy will be more enjoyable and less stressful and awkward if you ensure that you are respectful of the Italian culture. This means avoiding certain behaviors or actions that Italians may view as disrespectful. Italians tend to be polite, so it is wise for you to be polite as well and avoid being critical or saying something that can be seen as rude of their culture, this includes their cuisine, heritage and culture. It is probably best to avoid telling jokes too, as it will be hard to know what they may view as offensive. Remember that Italians are very proud of their arts, culture and cuisine. They also highly value family. Reserved The Italian people are somewhat reserved so avoid being overly loud, garrulous or boisterous even if this is your natural personality. Also remember that Italians who act in…

BEST PLACES TO TRAVEL IN ITALY BY SCOOTER

BEST PLACES TO TRAVEL IN ITALY BY SCOOTER

Traveling by scooter would be a wonderful scenic way to see some great countryside in Italy. A wonderful place to ride a scooter is in Sicily where you can see the majestic Mount Etna and the sparkling blue Mediterranean Sea. Sicily has scooters for hire, but you need to be sure to plan far in advance to ensure you can reserve a good one. It is also wise to stick to the speed limit and obey all the traffic rules while using the transportation. When traveling by scooter, it is best to avoid busy highways and stick to the back roads that wind through quaint Italian villages and beautiful scenery. You will see more that way and are less likely to get into an accident. One can visit some interesting seaside towns and villages by scooter, for example San Lorenzo and Marzamemi. Tuscany A…

HOW TO TRAVEL TO ITALY BY TRAIN

HOW TO TRAVEL TO ITALY BY TRAIN

One good to navigate around Italy is by train. Thankfully, Italy has a good road network that connects to every major city in Italy. Not just that, the train transport is available 24 hours every day. Other transport options available are road driving but navigating through cities in Italy can be confusing especially for a visitor. Let’s take a look at the best way to navigate major cities in Italy by train. 1. Find a Train Schedule in Italy There are two ways to check for train schedules in Italy. The first option is the Trenitalia which is national rail service that covers most of the national routes. The second option is the Italo Terno which is the Italian speed train. You need to check each of their websites to get a comparison of prices, times and dates for arrival and departure. If you…

EXPRESSIONS YOU SHOULD LEARN FOR A TRIP TO ITALY

EXPRESSIONS YOU SHOULD LEARN FOR A TRIP TO ITALY

If you are planning a trip to Italy, then it would be a good idea to learn some expressions that will help you to communicate with people. The two easiest words are “Si” for yes and “No” for no. If you want to say please, you would say “Per favore”, and thanks is “Grazie”. How to Be Polite Since Italians tend to be very polite it would also be polite to say: “Buon giorno” which means good. If it is around lunch time, then the correct greeting would be “Buon pomeriggio” which means good afternoon and should be used until about 4 pm. At night you would say “Buona sera”, which means good evening. Before bedtime the convention is to say “Buona note”, which means good night. “Ciao” is a friendly but informal greeting that means hello and goodbye. It should not be used for…

WINES YOU MUST TRY WHILE IN ITALY

WINES YOU MUST TRY WHILE IN ITALY

Do you love wine and you are planning on visiting the northern part of Italy? Come on board as we take you through some of the best wines you would find in that region. Barolo Wines In Barolo, you will find Piemonte, Barbera, and Barbaresco. These three towns are renowned for their long history in producing some of the best wines. Some of the best wines from northern Italy are brewed in Piemonte, and because of its closeness with France, the region makes some of the most powerful red wines. Wines from Barolo are made from the Nebbiolo grapes and are classified as DOCG (whatever that means). Wines from Barolo are characterized by a unique sour taste due to their special vineyard soils, their micro-climate, and their talented winemakers. Their wines are mixed with a blend of tasteful tars, roses, violets, herbs, tobacco, raspberry…

UNKNOWN TOWNS TO EXPLORE IN ITALY

UNKNOWN TOWNS TO EXPLORE IN ITALY

Lake Resia The Lake Resia can be found in Trentino-Alto Adige which is known as a calm area. This place is located on the border between Italy, Austria, and Switzerland.  Besides this beautiful, this place is well-known for its beautiful mountains cape. The Lake is a human-made lake on a mountain that was created in the 16th century. Romanesque Bell tower which came forth from the bottom of the lake is the only reminder of the once busy village of Graun. Marina De Pisciotta, Campania This unknown spot is recommended by Lee Marshall who is an author with Telegraph Travel. Although he promised 20 years ago that he would not write about this place, he can’t help recommending this calm place to tourists who want to visit this location that is situated outside Canonic Italian. Pisciotta is known for its not-to-wide roads placed between…

BEAUTIFUL THINGS TO SEE IN UMBRIA

BEAUTIFUL THINGS TO SEE IN UMBRIA

With much being said already about Umbria, it’s certain that it has watered your appetite. There is an urgent passion and a longing to see even if it is for just a while to have a glimpse of the glory of that which has been the talk of the moment for some time now. Umbria is a city rich in history and culture. In fact, it would not be wrong to say that it is a quintessence of cultural heritage. With its cultural heritage, irrespective of its size, it keeps traces of its cultural record. It has been described as the Umbria of “green”, “saint”, and of “warriors”; yet, all those phrases only belittled its extravagant nature of this great city. In Italy, immediately following Tuscany in terms of beautiful places is Umbria. As a result of its tourist centre and places, it’s mostly…