Rick Zullo is an American who now lives in Rome. I met him through Twitter, and discovered his blog, Rick’s Rome:Help and Advice for Expats and Travelers. He is also the author of two books about Italy. I recently read a post from his blog and loved it so much that I asked him if I could re-post it here. I think you will enjoy it as much as I did. I just posted the first two paragraphs with a link to continue reading on his blog.
How to Live Like an Italian
One of the great things about having a blog is that you (virtually) encounter a diverse cross section of people from all over the world that you would have otherwise never met. I particularly enjoy getting feedback from Italians. While they don’t always agree with everything that I write about their country and their culture (justly so), they do seem to appreciate my efforts to improve cross-cultural understanding and share my thoughts with others in this public forum.
I recently received an email from a woman named Daniela who owns a language school in the Veneto, about 20 kilometers from Venice. She had bought and read my silly little eBook, “Live Like an Italian” and found it to be “useful and funny,” in her words. She did, however, have a few comments regarding some of my observations. I’d like to share some of her thoughts here today and ask that anybody reading—whether Italian or non-Italian—to voice your opinions on these details, as well.