#100ItalyFacts on Instagram: day 42-48

First of all, thank you guys for the amount of love I have been receiving for this series โค Even Italians have appreciated it, telling me it’s insightful and on point, and so I’m obviously relieved and happy as native people can be the harshest critics! Thank God, I have yet to enrage my compatriots ๐Ÿ˜‚

On Tuesday I decided to write a bit about Italian cafรจs and their various “rules”. I have been reading around blogs some “rules”, which are not completely right and so I figured the pov of a native would have been useful.I completely get where they come from, but some clarifications needed to be done. Enjoy!

#100ItalyFacts [day43]: I think it's time to clarify some things concerning Italian cafรจs (or bar, as they are always called in Italian) and to debulk some myths I've being seeing spreading around in numerous travel blogs. โœ”โ˜• "When drinking a coffee, don't sit at a table or you'll spend more" โ–ถ well, it depends. Surely bars located in famous touristic spots take advantage of the high flux of people to put different rates, but in all the other places you usually pay the same price for a drink, being you at a table or not. If you're not sure if the bar you're in has different rates, just ask the barista or check the price list before sitting. By law, they HAVE TO specify the prices. If they omit them or they try to scam you, protest. Forcefully. โœ”โ˜• "Don't order cappuccino after 11am ๐Ÿ•š" โ–ถ when I read about this "rule", I imagined tourists checking their clocks to make sure they were on the right time frame to drink a cappuccino ๐Ÿ˜ณ Let's make things clear. It's true, Italians USUALLY have cappuccino only for breakfast. But if we are out with friends and we want to drink it at 4pm, we just order it. ๐ŸŒŸYou're the customer, you can have what you want!๐ŸŒŸ The only things I can recommend to you is to avoid drinking it just after lunch or dinner. Milk is not easy to digest, especially after a rich Italian meal :/ ๐Ÿ’กBonus aspects to consider: โœ” you can sit at a table without having to keep ordering stuff to "maintain" your place. Bars are places where people go to chat and stay together, so you can just order a coffee and have a long satisfying chat without seeing baristas glaring at you. โœ” tips are not required. โœ” Espresso is the best thing in the world.FIGHT ME. Several "facts" in one post, wow! I hope I shared useful tips for you ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ™ #espresso #coffee #cafรจ #italy #italian #beingitalian #traveltips #tips #italianblogger #blog #blogger #travelblog #travelblogger #visititaly #blogging #travelandlife #travel #tourism #tour #travelgram #instatravel #exploreitaly #trip #italians #instatrip #exploremore #TheWorldGuru

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#100ItalyFacts [day44]: the balance between #past and #future is a tricky topic in #Italy. ๐Ÿ›๐Ÿ— Where lies the boundary between preserving the heritage and working for progress?The answer is not always obvious and the truth, as always, is in between: the coexistence and the profitable exchange between the two is what we all must work for. โณ"Learn from the past, prepare for the future, live in the present"โณ #castle #medievaltimes #medieval #progress #crane #italian #italians #liveinthepresent #heritage #makeheritage #life #inspirational #travelandlife #blog #blogging #blogger #travelblog #travelblogger #foodforthought #foodforthesoul #learn #travelgram #travel #instatravel

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#100ItalyFacts [day45]: #family is the core of the #ItalianSociety. Still nowadays it is the most valued social environment, as it provides protection, nourishment and love. ๐Ÿ‘ชโคApart from specific and rare instances, you can always count on your family if you need help. It's not by chance if the kid in this sculpture looks up to his mother: the woman still plays the major role in a family and, metaphorically speaking, it is said that, in a home, "she sustains three walls out of four". #italy #italianfamily #mother #woman #love #society #sculpture #blog #travelblog #blogger #travelblogger #italianblogger #italians #italian #family #travelandlife #inspirational #exploreitaly #whatitalyis #exploremore #travel #travelgram #instatravel #tour

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#100ItalyFacts [day46]: #eurocoins have different designs according to the country in which they are adopted. Italian #euro #coins are truly unique in their genre, as their designs were chosen directly for you by…#Italians ๐Ÿ˜ On 8th February 1998 we voted by phone in order to choose the designs to mint in each coin (the only exception was 1โ‚ฌ coin, which design was already picked by our then economy minister). It was a cool campaign as it involved Italians in this new EU adventure and promote our heritage abroad (free publicity as coins circulate in all EU countries ๐Ÿ’ธ). โœ… The chosen designs: โœ” 1 cent – #CastelDelMonte in Andria, Apulia; โœ” 2 cents – #MoleAntonelliana in Turin; โœ” 5 cents – #Colosseum in Rome; โœ” 10 cents – The #Venus of Botticelli; โœ” 20 cents – "Unique Forms of Continuity in Space", a #futurist sculpture by U.Boccioni; โœ” 50 cents – #MarcusAurelius ' statue in Campidoglio; โœ” 1 โ‚ฌ – The #VitruvianMan by Leonardo da Vinci; โœ” 2 โ‚ฌ – #DanteAlighieri, portrait by Raphael. We might always be on the verge of an economical crises, but hey, at least our coins look good ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘ #italy #whatitalyis #discoveritaly #italian #makeheritage #italianculture #italianheritage #blog #blogger #travelblog #travelblogger #blogging #travel #travelgram #instatravel #travelandlife

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#100ItalyFacts [day47]: in #Italy there is always an embarassing wealth of options in terms of #bread: according to the area you're in, you find different varieties. It is common knowledge, though, that the best Italian bread is to be found in #Altamura, Apulia. ๐Ÿž๐Ÿช Latin poet Horace, talking about this city, said:"their bread is exceeding fine, inasmuch that the weary traveler is used to carry it willingly on his shoulder". In 2003 "bread of Altamura" was granted PDO status within Europe ๐ŸŽ–โœŒ #yummy #italiancuisine #food #foodporn #panedialtamura #italians #italian #apulia #travelandlife #travelblog #travelblogger #blog #blogger #blogging #makeheritage #travel #travelgram #instatravel #feedfeed #feed #forkfeed #travelfood #italianfood #italianfoodporn #whatitalyis

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#100ItalyFacts [day48]: #Sfogliatella is undoubtely the best gift #Naples made to this world ๐Ÿ˜ ๐Ÿ’– It's a heavenly creation which name means "thin leaf/layer" and that was originally created by a nun in a convent.๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿ›There are two kinds of this pastry: "sfogliatella riccia" (curly) and "sfogliatella frolla". The one you can see in this photo is a variation of sfogliatella riccia called "lobster tail" which is filled with french cream. When in Naples try it and then thank me forever ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜ #italy #pastry #napolifoodporn #napoli #food #foodporn #feedfeed #travelfood #travelandlife #travel #travelgram #whatitalyis #food_instalove #instatravel #blog #blogging #blogger #travelblogger #italianblogger #pastry_inspiration #dessertporn #italianpastry #sweet #makeheritage #italiancuisine

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6 thoughts on “#100ItalyFacts on Instagram: day 42-48

  1. Oh yes, you’re doing a great job with this series. I’m constantly checking stuff with amore and he constantly doesn’t know what I’m talking about, for example he has never heard of the voting for the euro coins! Then we had to check Apulia, he kept saying Puglia! As for Neapel, I’m very curious where this spelling for the city comes from. It’s not native, it’s not English, but it’s almost Slovenian! We say ‘Neapelj’.

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    1. Oh God, I keep writing it wrong…as in school I studied also German, I invert words all the time, especially Naples *sigh*

      Yes, Apulia is the English word for Puglia.

      Yeah!We did vote for the euro coins. It was during a TV programme called “Domenica in”, maybe your amore knows it ๐Ÿ™‚

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