7) Dining is a
huge part of Italian life. The pace of a
restaurant dining experience is much slower than we, as
Americans, are accustomed to. They make time for
8) In Italy the
integration of outside cultures is much more subtle that
it is in the US. It takes a longer time for
outside influences to make their way into the Italian
way of life. Change and diversity are more
prevalent in the United States.
9) It is
very difficult to live in Italy while attempting to
maintain an American standard of living.
Italy has a higher cost of living.
I have learned so
much more than what is listed in these examples.
It will take some time, perhaps years, to fully
internalize everything that I have been exposed to
during this first year in Italia.