Italy - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
Don’t just see the sights—get to know the people.
Italy delights and stimulates with its magnificent cities and monuments, stunningly beautiful landscapes, the glory of its art and architecture, the richness and variety of its food, the elegance of its design and fashion, and the vitality and charm of its 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 is an insider s guide to their daily lives, passions, and preoccupations. It introduces you to their history and culture, and provides vital information and practical tips to help smooth your path in different social situations.
Have a richer and more meaningful experience abroad through a better understanding of the local culture. Chapters on history, values, attitudes, and traditions will help you to better understand your hosts, while tips on etiquette and communicating will help you to navigate unfamiliar situations and avoid faux pas.
Praise for Italy - Culture Smart!: The Essential Guide to Customs & Culture
"...the perfect introduction to the weird, wonderful and downright odd quirks and customs of various countries,"
"...offer glimpses into the psyche of a faraway world,"
New York Times
"...full of fascinating, as well as common sense, tips to help you avoid embarrassing faux pas,"
"Culture Smart! has come to the rescue of hapless travellers,"
Sunday Times Travel
"...as useful as they are entertaining,"
Easy Jet Magazine