Romance Italian Style
Italian Enthusiasm is demonstrated in a number of forms. Some express their love for Italy with food, others in language, and others through art. But nothing shouts “I love Italy” louder than expressing your Italian Enthusiasm through romance performed in a small car parked on a private hillside.
It should be no surprise to Italian Enthusiasts that generally speaking, people in Italy live with their parents longer than people in the United States. Living with your parents through adulthood provides many comforts for Italians, including economic support, home-cooked meals, and laundry service. However, there are disadvantages as well, particularly when a young man or young woman wishes to bring their significant other home for some romance. Due to a lack of privacy in the home where often parents and grandparents also reside, Italians retreat to their motor vehicles for romance, usually somewhere off the beaten path like a hillside, mountainside, or another rural location.
Let’s face it: romance is good for everyone, and no one is ever too old to experience it. If you want to live like an Italian, be sure to rent a car while in Italy (preferably a small Fiat), drive out to a safe rural location, and perform with your significant other the rudimentary rite of passage that is so common in Italian culture – L’AMORE. Experience the magic.
Thanks to my Italian friend, Elena Lusenti, for letting me use her photo for this post. Elena is a talented photographer, specializing in photos of Italy and horses. You can follow her on Instagram @where_is_elena
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