Italy Travel Memo

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Date:……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………… This memo purposes travel guides for your business trip to Rome, Italy during the first week of April.

•Italy is in the Central European Time Zone, which means that they are 6 hours ahead of the Eastern Time Zone.

Gifts

Gifts are expected for social events, especially to express your thanks after you have been invited to a dinner party at a home. If you are invited to a home, bring gift-wrapped chocolates, flowers or a good vintage wine. Never give an even number of flowers. Do not give chrysanthemums; they are acceptable only for funerals. Moreover, red roses are reserved for romantic occasions. You should avoid gifts showcasing your company's logo, brooches and handkerchiefs, and gifts wrapped in gold, black or purple paper.

Holidays

There will be no formal holidays during your visit.

Current Events

There are no threatening events at this time.

Business Dress

Dressing well is a priority here. Your clothing will be perceived as a reflection of your social standing and relative success, as well as your competence as a businessperson. You are advised to dress simply and with elegance. Accessorizing is also widely practiced in Italy.

Weather/Climate

During April the average high temperature is 65 degrees and the Low is 52 degrees so pack weather appropriate. Rain is at low risk.

Key Features of Business

Italian business etiquette requires that personal and professional titles be used constantly, whether in casual conversation or formal writing. Consequently, ensure that you learn and use the titles of everyone you expect to encounter.

Upon introductions and departures, shake hands with everyone individually in a group; the American "group wave" will not be appreciated.

It is important to arrive for business meetings on time. Do not be surprised if your Italian colleague is late for the meeting.

There are not large numbers of women at...
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