The 5 Italy Etiquette Rules Every Traveler Should Know

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  1. uggboy
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    The 5 Italy Etiquette Rules Every Traveler Should Know

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    Always good advice that can help out at many US coffee shops!
     
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    1. Espresso or Caffe' Espresso are the same thing
    2.If you want a larger quantity you ask for a "caffè lungo"
    3.You usually drink cappuccino in the mornings with some pastries as breakfast.
    4. Anywyay if you want an American Coffee, just ask for it, I guess they' ll be happy to serve you one.
     
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    So far, I had many a cappuccino in the afternoon too. :)
     
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    Well said, they will be impressed by the accumulated knowledge. :)
     
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    Yes, but that qualifies you as a tourist, not a real local :).
     
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    Then it has to be that way, you know when my taste buds calling, I have to give in. :)
     
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    Italians import their coffee ...

    Beware, don't order caffè corretto unless you want a shot of espresso mixed with a shot of brandy!
     
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    :) That's true. Very good advice!
     
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    Nice article and fairly accurate. The trains can get delays when they have the minor labor strikes at times but usually are very timely. Oh and the validation boxes are a must know.

    You will also use the term "Prego" in response to "Grazie" which is basically "don't mention it".

    I like to use www.romewalks.com as they show you a lot of little pointers on trains, etc. The videos are really great.
     
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    I don't drink coffee, Mrs Willie does. I'm fairly certain that if you asked for American Coffee in Italy, one would get a Caffé Americano which in Mrs Willie's opinion is not the same thing as drip coffee served in the U.S.
    we always use Grazie. Most service personnel would use Prego in response to our Grazie.
     
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