4 Popular Stereotypes that Annoy Italians

Italians are considered to be one of the most stereotyped people in the world. But which are the generalizations they consider unfair and/or that bother them? Find out more in this article!

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Italian Cappuccino and the 11 am Rule: the Ultimate Truth

Everywhere you look on the Internet, you’ll find the supposed holy commandment of the Italian coffee culture: never drink cappuccino after 11 am. But is there such a rule in real life or is it just a slogan born on the Internet where messages must be concise and catchy? The truth, as always, is in between.

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Not Your Classic Love Letter to Italy

Despite writing consistently about Italy, I have very mixed sentiments toward it. When the hosts of the DolcevitaBloggers Linkup – Kelly, Jasmine and Kristie – asked us to write a love letter to Italy for the February issue, I was very torn and I struggled a lot. What did I come up with? Keep reading to discover it.

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Are Italians food-nazis who don’t conceive culinary experimentation and fusion cuisine?

But, most importantly, do you really want to embark on a discussion about food with Italians?! Good Lord, you don’t know what you have put yourself into…

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[Original photo by @joefoodie from USA (Close up – Hawaiian) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)%5D, via Wikimedia Commons – modified by me]

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How to dress like an Italian: 6 essential style rules locals don’t share

Italians are often pinpointed as one of the most stylish people in the world. It’s certainly true that since we are little children, we are taught how to dress properly and according to the specific “environment” we are in, but which are the rules one should follow to look cool “like an Italian”? And is it always fun and simple for us following these imperatives? Read more about it in this article.

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Living the sweet life: #dolcevitabloggers linkup

I had the pleasure to meet Kelly through Instagram and this is how I came across her blog and read about her deep connection with her Italian roots.

Loving her perspective on “the sweet life”, I have decided to take part in her #dolcevitabloggers linkup and I invite you to do the same if you have something to share about the topic of focusing on the good in life.

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The end of #100ItalyFacts + the latest Instagram campaign

Dear friends,

my challenge about the #100ItalyFacts was completed almost one month ago and after that, I worked on making a collection of said “facts” that I linked here. The lovely Manja kindly reminded me that I shared it on social media, but I didn’t write a blog post about it, so here you are the announcement.

In the meantime I have also completed another “Instagram campaign”: “Prealpine  Contradas“. As I mentioned to the people who follow me there, the contradas at the foothills of the Venetian Prealps are small rural villages surrounded by woods and where people entertain a slow-paced kind of existence. I guess you can say it’s a good example of the typical Italian way of living 😉 I plan on writing about these fascinating realities also in here, keep following the blog if you’re interested.

As for now, here you are the last ten days of the #100ItalyFacts. Enjoy!

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