Italian Stereotypes

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ITALIAN STEREOTYPES

Stereotypes always tend to have some truth mixed in with a few generalisations and a bit of exaggeration. Here a small list that Italians usually do in their life.

The typically Italian man has dark eyes and a dark complexion, with black hair. He is very passionate and lazy and he works in factory or into an office. The typical Italian woman has a round shape. She is very charming and she works as housewife.

The Italians usually live in flats in the city. They pay a rent once a month because a house of ownership costs too much. They work in factory or in office as employee and once a month they receive a salary. Every day the Italians dink a cup of Italian coffee around ten o’clock, they read “ Il Messaggero”, “L’Arena”, “Corriere dello Sport” and “La Repubblica” newspapers and magazines like “Novella 2000”, “Chi” and others like this.

They usually have fish on Tuesdays and on Fridays, while the others days, they eat meat and soup. At lunch instead they always have pasta and drink Italian white wine. After work, the typical Italian man goes to the gym or practises sport. The lazy Italian man instead usually goes to bar; he likes smoke cigarettes and a very few people smoke a cigar and he usually watches the TV sat in his armchair.

The Italians watch RAI television, Mediaset channel and Sky and they love watch the sport matches on TV. During the evening they usually watch adventure films, documentaries and quiz programmes with a good Italian beer.

In every family there are 3 or 4 persons because the Italians don’t love big families but there’s always a dog or a cat because they are a little bit “mammon”. During the free time the Italians love go to the cinema with the family, to walk to the mountains, eat in small restaurants and for the women talk on the phone to hers friends about cakes and Italian recipes.

About guys, they love going out in pubs or in discos on Fridays and on Saturdays night, skiing and...
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