"Italians are very..." Italy Local Custom Tip by Kozzmozz

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Italians are very demonstrative. When greeting each other, you may kiss each other's cheeks, embrace warmly and offer a long handshake.

When visiting a church in Italy, women should cover their heads. Also, you should not wear shorts or sleeveless blouses when touring a church.

When dining, the man should pour the wine, as it is considered unfeminine for a woman to pour wine. Also, do not drink too much wine during a meal because wine is seen almost as a food, thus, over consumption is considered rude.

To signal that you don't know or care about something in particular, simply shrug your shoulders.

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  • Written Aug 25, 2002
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