Saturday, November 19, 2011

Basic Factors That Keep Italy Sweet!

Although life in Italy may be difficult these days because of the economic situation, there are still some very basic factors that keep this sunny country sweet.

In Italy.....

1. You can still get the best espresso coffee and croissant for total Euro 1.80 or $ 2.45. No Starbucks or Peets or Coffee Bean can compare to those offered by my neighborhood caffè bar and at that price!!

2. In my small town, parking is never a problem.

3. Total strangers still greet you.

4. You don't honk at anyone. It could be your neighbor and anyhow, chances are you know the person.

5. Italian food in Italy is still and always will be the best.

6. Italian wine!

7. What is left of Made in Italy by Italian craftsmen  is  top in quality and design.

8. Italian language is sweet.

9. Italians know how to argue especially through body language.

10. Italian landscape is unbelievably beautiful.

11. Italian weather is lovely.


Ragazza said...

I absolutely agree with you. The language was the first thing that made me love Italy, and helped me get to know Italian culture as well.

Unknown said...

I agree. It was the art and architecture of Italy's finest craftsmen that really made it one of the best destinations for me.

Steve PP said...

I've just come back from a painting trip to Florence and I agree with your points, a beautiful place, and the coffee was superb! Have a great day!