I've been living in Italy for 20 years. I am the manager of Residenza i Tre Portali. Celeste Viscarelli is the owner, I am here to help her out with booking and customer care. She is a very hospitable host and you will feel very pampered.
Just a few tips for traveling to Italy; At all the churches in Italy, proper attire is appropriate and no short shorts(thighs) or shoulders should be (website hidden) the summer months I carry a scarf with me to cover my shoulders when I enter a church. Etiquette applies to women as well to men. In naples, don't cut the pasta, if you have a hard time twirling the spaghetti on the fork, slurp it up and stain your shirt, but don't cut it. In all of Italy, never cross arms of other people when you shake hands nor toast.(very bad luck). Coffee is drank after your meal and not during. In Italy, the coffee is expresso. You can ask for an American coffee but they will bring you an expresso with extra water and look at you funny.Italians take a siesta from 2-4pm and it is polite not to talk loudly in the streets at that hour. At 7pm, most bars will have "l'apperitivo" where the locals meet, talk about their day and share a glass of wine with free appetizers, then go home for dinner. Things to eat; Tarfufo nero ice cream at Piazza Navona infront of the Bernini (website hidden)'s a chocolate lovers delight! In Naples you have to have an "Aragosto" or "sfogliattella" in a pastry shop or a"Baba". I'll stop here , Everything is good in Italy!
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