International Travel True/False Friday

True/False Friday: Italian Stereotypes

April 13, 2018

Hope you’re all kicking off the weekend right! Here’s to True or False Friday… this weeks topic: Italian Stereotypes…

Of course no stereotype whether mostly true or mostly false can be  100% accurate. But here’s what I have determined about Italians and some of the common stereotypes..

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Great job! You can cook safely pasta for nonna and la famiglia.

Author: Ali @ Sustainable Psyche

My name is Ali. I am an American living in Italy. I am passionate about delicious food that is also ethical, healthy and sustainable. I love pasta and pizza, traveling, horseback riding and exploring the vibrant city of Milan that I call home.

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Refine your pasta making techniques before cooking for nonna.

Author: Ali @ Sustainable Psyche

My name is Ali. I am an American living in Italy. I am passionate about delicious food that is also ethical, healthy and sustainable. I love pasta and pizza, traveling, horseback riding and exploring the vibrant city of Milan that I call home.

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#1. Italians actually say “Mamma Mia”

Yes, it’s actually shocking how common it is. It’s almost a filler word for all situations

Author: Ali @ Sustainable Psyche

My name is Ali. I am an American living in Italy. I am passionate about delicious food that is also ethical, healthy and sustainable. I love pasta and pizza, traveling, horseback riding and exploring the vibrant city of Milan that I call home.

#2. Italians are mamma’s boys or as they say here: mammone

In Italy  La Mamma is always numero uno, and whether boys here admit it or not I think there is a little bit of mammone in all of them.

Author: Ali @ Sustainable Psyche

My name is Ali. I am an American living in Italy. I am passionate about delicious food that is also ethical, healthy and sustainable. I love pasta and pizza, traveling, horseback riding and exploring the vibrant city of Milan that I call home.

#3. Italians are loud and talk with their hands.

I’ve seen people here walking down the street on the phone screaming and gesturing frantically. So yes. Italians tend to be expressive and emotional in their daily communication.

Author: Ali @ Sustainable Psyche

My name is Ali. I am an American living in Italy. I am passionate about delicious food that is also ethical, healthy and sustainable. I love pasta and pizza, traveling, horseback riding and exploring the vibrant city of Milan that I call home.

#4. Italians are the worst drivers

Despite the fact that Italians drive extremely aggressively and even crazily, they are always aware and in control of the situation.

Author: Ali @ Sustainable Psyche

My name is Ali. I am an American living in Italy. I am passionate about delicious food that is also ethical, healthy and sustainable. I love pasta and pizza, traveling, horseback riding and exploring the vibrant city of Milan that I call home.

#5. Italians are proud of their food culture

Italians are extremely proud of their alimentary products: cheese, pasta, wine etc. If you ask an Italian: theirs is the best!

Author: Ali @ Sustainable Psyche

My name is Ali. I am an American living in Italy. I am passionate about delicious food that is also ethical, healthy and sustainable. I love pasta and pizza, traveling, horseback riding and exploring the vibrant city of Milan that I call home.

#6. Italians are constantly late

Set times are basically just guidelines… It’s totally normal for by 10-20 minutes late for dinners and outings. It’s almost weird if you are too punctual.

Author: Ali @ Sustainable Psyche

My name is Ali. I am an American living in Italy. I am passionate about delicious food that is also ethical, healthy and sustainable. I love pasta and pizza, traveling, horseback riding and exploring the vibrant city of Milan that I call home.

#7. Italians are bold and ready to express their opinions

If they have contrary ideas, they aren’t afraid to let you know.. sometimes with brutal honesty .

Author: Ali @ Sustainable Psyche

My name is Ali. I am an American living in Italy. I am passionate about delicious food that is also ethical, healthy and sustainable. I love pasta and pizza, traveling, horseback riding and exploring the vibrant city of Milan that I call home.

#8. Italians don’t sit down to drink espresso.

Usually, Italians are in a hurry to get a quick espresso and they do so standing at the bar. (probably because they are already late for something else–kidding). But coffee, although a sacred moment of the day, is usually done on the run.

Author: Ali @ Sustainable Psyche

My name is Ali. I am an American living in Italy. I am passionate about delicious food that is also ethical, healthy and sustainable. I love pasta and pizza, traveling, horseback riding and exploring the vibrant city of Milan that I call home.

#9. Italians only eat pasta and pizza.

Although pasta and pizza are staples in the italian diet, there are many many other Italian dishes to discover that don't include pasta or pizza.

Author: Ali @ Sustainable Psyche

My name is Ali. I am an American living in Italy. I am passionate about delicious food that is also ethical, healthy and sustainable. I love pasta and pizza, traveling, horseback riding and exploring the vibrant city of Milan that I call home.

#10. Italian men are womanizers aka “Italian stallions”

Italian men may be more open to demonstrating their romantic side with big gestures, cheek kissing and calling women ‘bella’, however loyalty and devotion are more common than you might think.

Author: Ali @ Sustainable Psyche

My name is Ali. I am an American living in Italy. I am passionate about delicious food that is also ethical, healthy and sustainable. I love pasta and pizza, traveling, horseback riding and exploring the vibrant city of Milan that I call home.

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Author: Ali @ Sustainable Psyche

My name is Ali. I am an American living in Italy. I am passionate about delicious food that is also ethical, healthy and sustainable. I love pasta and pizza, traveling, horseback riding and exploring the vibrant city of Milan that I call home.

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