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8 Differences Between Italy & America

If you've ever been to Italy then you have probably noticed that there are some major differences in the food, way of life, & country as a whole compared to America. Let's have a look at some of the differences between the 2 countries that will hopefully prepare you for your next vacation to Italy.

 

If you’ve ever been to Italy then you have probably noticed that there are some major differences in the food, way of life, and country as a whole compared to America. Let’s have a look at some of the differences between the 2 countries that will hopefully prepare you for your next vacation to Italy.

 

1. Electrical Outlets

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Photo by Neven Krcmarek on Unsplash

Be prepared to buy a travel plug adapter if travelling to Italy because the outlets are different.

 

2. Riposo

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Photo by bruce mars on Unsplash

After lunchtime in Italy, almost everyone will take a nap or take the time to rest. Most stores are also closed between 1pm-4pm because they will have their lunch and also some time to relax. Good luck if you even get a 30-minute lunch break in America!

 

3. Clothing Sizes

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Photo by Kai Pilger on Unsplash

The sizes of clothing in Italy can be a little absurd. A woman’s large shirt sometimes looks like it could fit an infant. In the states, the sizes range a little differently and are usually true to size.

 

4. Phone Contracts

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Photo by Thom Holmes on Unsplash

Instead of the crazy $100 phone bill per month that some Americans are spending, Italians top up their phone each month with 10 – 15 euros!

 

5. Tardiness

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Photo by Andrea Natali on Unsplash

In America, it’s important to either be 10 minutes early or on time. In Italy, 20 minutes late seems to be “early” for them.

 

6. Laundry

 

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Photo by Ricardo Gomez Angel on Unsplash

Although dryers are available in Italy, many people still dry their clothes in the old fashion way on a clothesline.

 

7. Mealtime

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Photo by Charles L. on Unsplash

Any meal in Italy is very important. It means time with family, socializing, and enjoying good food. Mealtime is usually slower in Italy compared to America. Most meals in America are eaten in front of the TV and within less than 30 minutes.

 

8. Drinking

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Photo by Kelsey Chance on Unsplash

In Italy, you can order a drink and take it outside and across the street with you without a question. Try this in America and you will most likely get stopped.

 

Do you know some other differences between Italy and America? Let us know in the comments.

 

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Sources

Main Photo by Luca Bravo on Unsplash

One comment

  1. Some regions are real formal, and it’s not proper to have guests stay at your house, guests are usually expected to book their own hotel

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