The Italian culture is renowned worldwide for its remarkable culture. From movies to fashion, Italy does it all! Let’s dive into the explosive culture of Italy!
The deep-rooted importance of families - La Familia, is very unique because all Italians have close relationships with all of their families and celebrate every facet of their lives with them. Respecting the elders of the family is also a very important moral practised in Italian culture.
Now let’s take a look at their religious beliefs. The Vatican City, a city-state surrounded by Rome, well known as ‘The heart of Catholicism’, is holy ground for Roman Catholics. They solemnize a special day for saints by decorating the graves of the deceased family members. To mark the arrival of spring and Easter Monday, they carry out picnics and parties. Christmas is also a time filled with joy for Italians.
Italians are also heavy believers in superstition. The number 7 and the colour purple are considered unlucky, and the 13th member in a dinner table is inauspicious, so dinners with 13 members are usually not carried out. Another prominent belief in Malocchio (the Evil Eye) - a superstitious belief in a curse, believed to be cast by a malevolent glare, usually given to a person when one is unaware. Touching the nose of the little pig statue in Florence and touching the nose of the wolf statue in Rome is a stroke of good luck.
Milan, one of the global “Big Four” capitals, is situated in Italy. Italians pay a lot of attention to craftsmanship, luxury designs, and creativity. Leather goods in Tuscany, wool in Biella, and silk in Como are well-liked. ‘Made in Italy’ is the most popularly generalized concept that translates to excellence in fashion. Some of the bizarre trends of Italians are potato sack pants, baguette bags, etc. Italians are also known for their novel ideas like; inflatable balloon trousers and three-toed shoes.
The Italian culture continues to resonate across the world. Italy has a deep-rooted history in the arts, family, architecture, music, and food. Home of the Roman Empire and a major centre of the Renaissance, culture on the Italian peninsula has flourished for centuries.