Italian Stereotypes: Myth or Reality?

By Manu Venditti | All Levels

Jul 18

 

For whatever reason, Italy and Italians seem to be on everyone’s mind, in all parts of the world. I guess that’s a good thing, right?
This means that most people have preconceived ideas of what Italy and Italians are like. But do these ideas correspond to reality?

Today we discuss Italian stereotypes. Are they Myth or Reality?

Here what we discussed in the video (of course there are a ton more stereotypes about Italy and Italians, but these ones came up during this chat!).

ITALIANS EAT PASTA EVERYDAY AND PASTA IS EVERYWHERE
Verdict: mostly true

EVERYONE DRIVES A VESPA
Verdict: mostly true

ITALIAN MEN ARE SUPER HAIRY
Verdict: not particularly

ITALIAN WOMEN ARE HAIRY
Verdict: myth

ITALIANS ARE OBSESSED WITH FASHION AND BRANDS
Verdict: Reality

ITALIANS ARE LATE
Verdict: mostly true

ITALIAN MEN ARE SLEAZY
Verdict: reality

ITALIANS ARE EXTREMELY RELIGIOUS
Verdict: myth

In the video lesson we also discuss kissing and meeting people in Italy! Worth a watch!

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