As it turned out, dolce vita (Italian for “sweet life”) is not as dolce as it seems. Svetlana has been living in Italy for almost 3 years and she is one of the few people that tells the absolute truth about her life in a different country. She writes about what it means to live in a warm place like Italy.
We have checked out the blog of this honorary signora and has found a lot of interesting things.
- Women are forever their mothers’ and fathers’ princesses. They even act the same way with their husbands. And they always run to their parents’ home if they have a minor fight with their husbands.
- By the way, about the 8th of March, it is, in fact, a working day. But in the evening, Italian women go to restaurants and clubs and at the end of the day, their husbands come to pick them up and pay the bills. This is only possible on the 8th of March.
- The more South an Italian man lives, the more emotional he is. The funniest and the most passionate ones live in Naples, and the calmest live in Milan.
- Nobody, except Italians, can call you “Amore mio” in such a sweet and passionate way. Their eyes are glowing, you feel their love from head to toe, and the air around you both is made of little hearts that look like the Colosseum, pizza, and tiramisu.
- They are always stylish. They know how to look elegant, they use tons of gel in their hair, they love scarves, belts, and slim-fitting shirts.
- Italian men are terrible liars. They lie and they believe their own lies. And they can’t even stop, they love the sound of their own voices. They say whatever they’re thinking and they are always confident. They also never admit that they are wrong. My husband is rock solid and he will never say “scusi,” instead, he will just go to the store and buy a bunch of necessary things for our child. This is his way of apologizing and I don’t mind it.
- They are never in a rush. Never, no matter what they do. They don’t rush to get married, they don’t rush to do things around the home. Their constant “domani” which is tomorrow can drive anyone crazy. And tomorrow usually means never.