Something foreign people notice when in Italy is our driving style.
The common belief states for us it's normal to drive over the speed limits, to honk, to double park, and only recently we are learning to stop at the zebra crossing. Shocking, huh?
Honestly we are a little bit better than this, but, yes, it's more than a stereotype.
So, this is a little guide for you, if you decide to rent a car in our country and try this thrilling experience. If you are American pay attention because some rules are very different from yours.
If you are planning to visit Italy for the first time, maybe you will like to discover some basic infos that will help you enjoying your trip at the best.
There are some things that Italians simply CAN'T do. And the reason why I'm sharing these infos with you is because this is why foreign people look at us like we are 'strange'. Nope. We are ITALIAN.
There is not a reason, it's just a matter of fact. It's not in our DNA, not in our nature, we can try as hard as you want, but we will never be able to.
What I am taking about?
RUNNING PEOPLE VS TAKE IT EASY PEOPLE
Even if every single region has its own peculiarities, many can be considered as similar. The accent will change a little, you will find different recepies, but not so distant. But, if you don't limit yourself to cross the border between one region and the next one, and you travel from the North to the South, this way yes, you will find two completely different worlds.
This is something that has always characterized Italy. You could draw a line at the Toscany Region level (Toscany is the region where Florence is) and there, you get two completely different ways of living.
We always tend to be ironic on this, because we know northern and southern we are different, and the stereotypes that are so well known over here are not just a fairly tale, but the truth.
Northern and Southern people tend to make a fool of each other. How? This way!