Common Questions and Necessities On Your Trip to Italy
Where is Il Fontanaro? And Where are villa Tartagli, Fonte Cicerum and Fontegirasole?
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Things to Bring:
On your first visit to Italy, you may come across some culture differences. One of the biggest changes in traveling to the countryside is the Siesta. It’s a time during the day where everything shuts down. It usually is from 1-4 p.m. during the heat of the day. The Italian people do this for a time of rest. It is a time for rejuvenation because of the long night to come. Also, shops are closed in Umbria on Thursday, and evening of Monday night!
The hustle and bustle of the Western culture is only found in the big cities of Italy and rarely found in the country.
Small towns in the country take things slow, very slow. At restaurants, relax and spend an extra ten or fifteen minutes more. A waiter will never bring you your check with out asking for it! Along with the slow pace of dinner, nothing really starts to pick up until around 8:30-9 p.m. If you are used to having dinner at 6:00 than you may want to wait a little
for the true Italian experience with all the locals!
Though some restaurants start dinner at 7:00 for tourist.
Depending on the restaurant, they are usually very excepting of children and even dogs! Don’t be surprised if you see man’s best friend sitting next you. It’s a common occurrence to see!
Do we need to tip when we go into a restaurant or in a taxi?
Not necessary but very polite. There is already a gratuity charge involved with the bill, but you can tip if the service was good.
If you don’t speak any Italian, don’t worry, the towns people and waiters are patient and with signs and hand gestures, you will most likely get the answer that you are looking for!
Have a great time on your journey to Italy, each and every time I have visited Italy,
I have learned more and more. This country is an experience I will always remember! @JackPorter