Italy delights and stimulates with its magnificent cities and monuments, stunningly beautiful landscapes, glorious art and architecture, rich food, elegant design and fashion, and charming people. Italian style and culture have been exported all over the world. At home, however, Italian society and politics are facing challenges as the country struggles to maintain its standard of living, the stability of its currency, and its ability to provide jobs. The influx of refugees across the Mediterranean is putting pressure on both its social fabric and its economy. Culture Smart! Italy introduces you to their history and culture, and provides vital information and practical tips to help smooth your path in different social situations.
Italy - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Brief History Politics - Economic Life Traditions - Friendships & Family Relationships Bureaucracy Religion Humour - Local Holidays Taboos Invitations Gifts Dress - Business etiquette - Punctuality & Appointments - Team working Communication Negotiating - Women in Society Tips - Eating Out - Traditional Food - Dos and Don t - Making Friends