Top 6 Things NOT to Do in Italy

There are many do's and don'ts when visiting Italy.

We all know that when in Italy major “do’s” include exploring the beautiful scenery, trying great restaurants, and going for authentic gelato. However, many are unaware of certain “don’ts” when in Italy. Below, we have listed the top 6! Happy traveling!


1. Go to Italy without knowing any of the language

Try your best to brush up on as much Italian as possible before visiting. If you do not, you may find your trip a lot less enjoyable. If you do not know where to begin, check out these 30 Italian Words & Phrases You NEED to Know Before Visiting Italy.

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2. Accept free gifts from people on the street

This is a very common scam in Italy. Free gifts such as bracelets or roses are given to tourists roaming the street. Kindly say no to any offerings. Oftentimes, scammers will offer you a free gift but then tell you that you must pay for it after you have already accepted it.

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3. Buy water bottles

Many people make the mistake of buying water bottles when visiting Italy. However, the tap water in the major cities and towns in Italy is safe for consumption. You will find numerous old water fountains where you can fill up your bottle as often as you’d like.

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4. Ask for cheese on your fish dishes

Doing so will be a definite giveaway that you are a tourist as Italians never put cheese on fish.

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5. Twirl your spaghetti on a spoon

Unless you prefer to be “eye-balled”….

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6. Pay to use a restroom

Many public restrooms in Italy require payment. Instead, go to a local cafe and use the restroom.

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