As Italians, there are many things we own that we couldn’t live without and a few items that we just have lying around the house. Either way, it’s safe to say that we take pride in all of them. Here is our list of 10 things almost every Italian owns.
1. A Cantina
Whether your cantina is filled with wine, stacked with jars of tomato sauce or has salami hanging from the ceiling, this is usually Nonno’s favourite room in the house.
2. A Corno Necklace
For good luck and to protect from malocchio.
3. A Few Hundred Euros
From that vacation to Italy a few years back. We keep them for when we book our next trip there.
4. A Cross
Usually hanging over our beds or somewhere around the house.
5. An Espresso Machine
This is what we look forward to each morning.
6. Something From an Italian Designer
It could be a cologne, bag, wallet or belt. If we have an item from an Italian designer we treat it like gold.
7. A Rosary
Usually found hanging off a rearview mirror or in Nonna’s purse.
8. A Piece of Clothing That Represents Italy
We wear them loud and proud. (Especially during a Euro or World Cup)
9. A Collection of Wine
Big or small, most of us Italians love our wines.
10. A Stash of Plastic Bags
We don’t like to waste these. We will reuse them for everything.
Can you think of some other items we as Italians all own? Let us know in the comments!