Culture shock, Italian style!

May 09, 2024 154

BY: Chiara Dalessio

I recently read an article by Georgia Konidari on the blog World Wide Schooling about the biggest culture shocks Americans face in Europe, and it got me thinking about how these cultural differences play out in Italy. Needless to say, I wrote an article about it…

Let’s go through ten European habits and things that Americans don’t quite get, and see how they apply to an Italian context. Pay to pee: very common in Italy, too! In many European cities, the concept of paying to use public restrooms can catch Americans by surprise. This practice is quite common in Italy, especially in tourist-heavy areas and busy urban centers. 

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