- By John
- On Oct 10, 2018
- Travel Tips
It’s on the top of most people’s bucket lists and even those who have been to Italy dream of returning. It’s easy to see why, Italy is beautiful and has it all –including history, art, architecture, food and wine. To schedule your trip and book the tours of France and Italy firstly.
How To Travel Italy Like A Local
Do dress appropriately, even if you’re not planning on visiting a church
There’s a dress code for major churches, like St. Mark’s Basilica and St. Peter’s Basilica. But many other churches in Italy also are gems you’ll want to check out, and you never know when you might pass one. You’ll feel silly if you can’t because you’re wearing a spaghetti-strap tank top! In general, shoulders and knees should be covered for men and women. If it’s a boiling-hot day and you simply must wear less, make sure to throw a few scarves or a cardigan into your bag to carry around with you. Don’t try to “sneak in” in super-short shorts or a tube top; even if other tourists are “getting away” with wearing less into the churches, wearing appropriate clothing is the respectful thing to do.
Don’t order a cappuccino after 11 AM
Cappuccino is strictly a breakfast drink. If you order one anytime after 11 AM, especially with a meal, people will think you’re either weird or had a huge night out and only just woke up.
Enjoy a mid-afternoon “riposino”
Foreigners often complain about shops closing at lunch break. Unfortunately, that is the reality of things in Italy, especially in summer. The stifling noon heat makes everybody hide from the sun during the hottest hours of the day. Take a “riposino” (a nap) and try again after 4pm, you will have better chances of finding open shops.