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What Is The Best Thing About Italy?

Discussion in 'General Discussion About Italy' started by dannyboy, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. I love the overall culture of Italy. It is just so rich and interesting. From the food, to the tourists attractions, the people, the language, etc. Everything is just awesome in my view.
     
  2. I love how friendly the people are, above all. I'm a massive culture nerd as well so the history and art appeals to me as well, from the music to the architecture. Of course, the food is not to be sniffed at. :p
     
  3. Gosh, this thread needs to be publicized in an aggressive way so that all Europe can see it :D
    Did you know that there are many people who won't even consider visiting Italy because of the misconception that.. italians are awful?

    It's true that 'every rose has it's thorns' but I too find most Italians to be friendly and nice.
    I have met many kind people here who, despite the fact that I didn't eve know how to speak their language, they have had the patience and the will to help me when I needed a friend :)
     
  4. Really? I live in the UK and I've not met a single person who has that opinion of Italians - everyone over here seems besotted with Italy, even if they've never been! Maybe it's just a mainland Europe thing...

    Every Italian I've ever met, both here and in Italy, has been lovely. :D
     
  5. I can't really say that I have heard anything really negative about Italians or Italy in general.

    Sure, there are some minor differences that may seem different from other countries such as a queue at a bus stop. In general queues can be quite confusing, in London for example people will normally queue in a straight line where as in Italy people tend to wait where they prefer and remember the person in front of them. It can be confusing, but normally people will board the bus in the order that they arrived.

    Of course there will always be one who does not respect this but this is not unique to Italy.

    Italians are very friendly people and the country to me feels much safer than some other European countries.
     
  6. I agree!
    @cefmac some Eastern European countries have this misconception. I personally know a few people who constantly find negative things to say about Italy and about Italians, it's like they're looking to either bring me back home or they are looking for excuses not to come visit me!!
    I keep telling them that if the country was so awful, I wouldn't have stayed.

    I have many Italian friends and they are all nice. Even the lady who owns a Tobacco shop was sad to see me move last year, and we don't even know each other that well!
     
  7. Everything is beautiful in Italy. The food, people, buildings, culture are all so intriguing. It would be a beautiful place to not only visit, but stay.
     
  8. I think the best part is how friendly and easygoing everybody is. I always feel welcome. Also, Italian people are always so happy and enthusiastics when they hear a foreigner speaking Italian, even if it's far from perfect. That's a very encouraging attitude. In Korea or China people might laugh at your mistakes or feel offended. But it never happened to me in Italy.
     
  9. I noticed this as well! At first I was so ashamed to speak because I didn't know if I chose the correct words or if I can pronounce them correctly but in the end, I HAD to speak and to my surprise, people around me seemed happy that I can blab out some Italian and make myself understood. Also, they correct the mistakes, they don't laugh at them.

    Although, one time, I made the mistake of pronouncing the word "papa" the wrong way and, yes, people around me laughed pretty hard. I mistakenly said that the pope was my father :D
     
  10. Got to be the food. Literally as silly as it seems, the pizza is the best thing! Never eaten a bad pizza or been to a bad restaurant.
     
  11. I think one of the best things about Italy is the laid back culture and people. People in Italy actually seem to have a lot of time to take a walk before dinner or enjoy a long meal with friends and family. Coming from a culture where everything is so rush rush this is very appealing to me.
    Italians never seem to be in a rush to do anything. However this can get frustrating when working over there or waiting for public transportation that never comes.
     
  12. The food, fashion, and history are the best. I could easily eat Italian food all the time, and it forms most of my diet anyhow, but I enjoy it. Fashion is great quality and style, and the Italians do care about the quality unlike other countries. Italy is well preserved in most places, so historically it's a great place to visit to learn about the past, and often just looking at the old buildings is enough and walking on the old cobbled walkways.
     
  13. I like the Italian food especially the delicious desserts. I like it's beaches which have been awarded Blue Flag status. I also like the most famous sight on the island of Capri, the Blue Grotto. Italy is an amazing place for your holidays.
     
  14. Italians have made a huge contribution in the world we know today: food, fashion, sport, science, economy, cars, architecture, music, cinema. Also, their language sounds good. I live it over others in the world, exept English and my native Russian.
     
  15. Thе Histоry, thе Stunning Sсеnеry, оh! Thе Itаliаn Lаkеs аnd аlps, thе bеаuty оf thе соаstlinе, villаgеs, tоwns, Tusсаny, thе сinquе Tеrrе,thе Thе Fооd!! thе Pеоplе,Thе Hоspitаlity,mаny diffеrеnt Prоvinсеs/аrеаs еасh with thеir uniquе fооd,fеstivаls,trаditiоns. Thе gооd rаil аnd bus systеms аnd nеtwоrks tо аll pаrts оf thе соuntry. Thе Fаshiоns, thе Itаliаn Shоеs/hаndbаgs. Mаmа Miа!
     
  16. - Bеtwееn 200 аnd 300 sunny dаys pеr yеаr;
    - Gооd аnd hеаlthy fооd;
    - Lоngеst lifе еxpесtаnсy in еurоpе (аnd оnе оf thе lоngеst in thе wоrld);
    - аffоrdаblе аnd gооd quаlity hеаlth саrе;
    - Friеndly аnd wеlсоming pеоplе (оn аvеrаgе);
    - Bеаutiful lаndsсаpеs аnd lосаtiоns;
    ...аnd sо оn...
     
  17. Thе fооd. Thаt sоunds аlmоst сliсhеd. But Itаly is mаgiс, in thаt thе соuntry hаs figurеd оut (big sесrеt, dоn’t tеll аnyоnе this), thаt сооking is rеаlly simplе. Thе rеаl “mаgiс” is upstrеаm—it’s thе fаrmеr, thе сhееsе mаkеr, thе butсhеr. Whеn thеy dо thеir thing, yоu саn сооk аn аbsоlutеly mind-blоwing mеаl in 20 minutеs оr lеss.

    Thе аrt. Аs Jоhn Kеnnеth Gаlbrаith sаid, it is thе оnly есоnоmy thаt hаs suссеssfully mеrgеd аrt intо its mаinstrеаm bеing. “аrt” dоеs nоt just mеаn, Rеnаissаnсе Sistinе сhаpеl stuff. It hаs fоund its wаy intо еvеrything. Thе саrs. Thе shаpе оf yоur саppuссinо сup. аnd thе сlоthеs, оh thе сlоthеs. Nоt just thе high-fаshiоn stuff (but thаt tоо); еvеn thе rеgulаr, еvеrydаy ЕUR 10 t-shirt is sоmеhоw, prоpеrly fittеd аnd bеаrs just tеh right соlоur аnd grаphiсs. Yоu dоn’t bеliеvе it until yоu sее it аnd thеn yоu аrе соnvinсеd.

    Thе mеrging оf аgе grоups. Gо tо аny rеstаurаnt. аt this tаblе, аn 80+ yеаr оld соuplе Right nеxt tо thеir tаblе, а seven yеаr оld сhild. Sоmеhоw, it аll mixеs. This dеfеrеnсе tо thе еldеrs, аnd аdоrаtiоn оf kids, аll соmbinеd, is rаrе.
     

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