Upon reading about different Italian customs, I found out that most Italian shops close from 1 to 4PM for lunch time so that they can go home and spend it with their families. I think it is so wonderful that Italians keep family so close and they hold them to such importance still. I feel like that is one quality in the US that we need to take note from Italy. They seem to keep family structure to such high moral and that is so awesome! I think the fact that store owners are willing to turn down business (though I am not sure how many would actually venture out during lunch knowing that most venues are closed) in order to spend time with their families is very admirable. It just shows that they have great priorities in place, and always put their family first. How do you feel about this custom?