This handsome devil is Petrarch who immortalized the object of his desire (Laura) by writing over 300 sonnets to her in the course of his lifetime.
Click here to my Petrarch page and perhaps read a few sonnets for inspiration.
I’m sure many of us can relate to this if you have met someone while traveling or have married into a completely different culture than your own.
My English culture is completely different to the Italian culture my partner has grown up in, and over the past 5 years, these are the 10 things I’ve learned about Italian culture… You will eat pasta at least three times per week…mmm maybe four Carbs!
But I also have much here about marriage in Italy in general, and anecdotes about foreign men dating in Italy.
Dating in Italy can be difficult for a foreign woman.
Why is it that men have less respect for foreign women, and not just in Italy?
The poets Elizabeth and Robert Browning were famous Italophiles.
Introduction Foreign Women and Deceit Foreign Men Dating in Italy Marriage in Italy, the Data Children in Italy Getting Married in Italy Romance and Big Talk Love Poetry and Other Aphrodisiacs Romance in the Workplace American Women in Italy Porn Warning Romance Novels Set in Italy When in Italy, I used to joke that every Italian man was born with a slip of paper identifying his fidanzata.
That was because I never met a man without a woman he was promised to marry.
In Italy, it’s a daily occurrence, and one I quite enjoy. Everybody talks with their hands Something I have noticed I do more often than ever before. Eating take away pizza is against the rules Dominos & Pizza Hut is just a no. Weddings, birthdays, baptism and Christmas are all times when the family gathers together for a meal. 9 hours later and 6 courses later I left my seat with a very achy bottom. Italians have pride The only time I experienced English having pride was during the World Cup or a royal celebration.
I wave my hands around while I talk like a native which leads me to Italian Hand Gestures 101. When speaking there are two volumes, loud and louder Ever walked into an Italian restaurant and heard nothing but silence? Italian’s speak with a passion and that passion sometimes comes out at a few decibels higher than the average person. But wherever you go in Italy you can see Italian’s have a strong pride for their country.