Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • How do you plan your trips?
  • Please help us learn by participating in a brief survey.
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Beaune France
  2. 2 Advice on Sicily & Aeolian Islands
  3. 3 advance tickets?
  4. 4 2 nights in the Montreux-Vevey-Lavaux area
  5. 5 Rome neighborhoods equivalent to arrondissements 6 and 7 in Paris?
  6. 6 38 Days in Paris
  7. 7 European Travel & Trivia Quiz #162
  8. 8 roadtrip from Barcelona to Madrid
  9. 9 A week in Paris
  10. 10 June Festivals in Lisbon?
  11. 11 Trip Report Houses, Gardens & Walking in England
  12. 12 Torre Sponda apartments in Positano- anyone familiar?
  13. 13 Day trips: which ones are must-do?
  14. 14 Corpus Christi in Toledo?
  15. 15 car rental in Dubrovnik
  16. 16 Crete/Athens June 2017
  17. 17 Where to stay in September in the Swiss Alps
  18. 18 Trip Report Roman Roamings: 2 Weeks of Wanderings
  19. 19 question on Barcelona itinerary
  20. 20 Suggestions for Switzerland-Italy Trip??
  21. 21 Cordoba Overnight?
  22. 22 Trip Report "Paris? Again?" And an odd pickpocketing
  23. 23 4 Days In Northern Italy advice
  24. 24 UZES & NIMES OR Orange & Châteauneuf du Pape
  25. 25 The Dordogne & Loire Valley?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Ten things NOT to do in Italy

Jump to last reply

Fodor's Top News & Features currently includes this topic. BUT ONLY TEN ?

What about:

-Do not buy from street vendors. You can be fined as well as the vendor.

-Do not start a political discussion. Not even with your Italian brother-in-law. Italians are passionate about politics, the problem is that no one Italian agrees with another Italian, so discussions can get heated.

-This is an old chestnut but still true: do not drink capuccino with your lunch or dinner. Drink wine, drink water, drink beer if you have to, but not capuccino. Italians do not drink capuccino after about 10.30 a.m. unless they have had a very late night (such as today New Year's Day). Yes I know, in touristy places anything goes and you can drink your capuccino any time you like and nobody will flinch. But it's not done elsewhere. An espresso after lunch is fine.

Has anybody else got any no-nos for Italy?

168 Replies | Jump to bottom Add a Reply
168 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement