Originally Answered: Hi!My name's Francesca,a 15 years old italian girl.I just want to know what do you think about italian people!
Yes, I've been to the Italy only to Milan and Florence. I was going to go to Rome but there was a train strike and I loved it. I have some Italian friends here in the States and am used to their generosity, warmth, and great cooking. The Italians in Italy are just very polished in terms of possessing style and class. I LOVE accents in general so it's only but natural for me to adore the Italian accent. When the Italian languague is spoken it just seems to roll off from the tongue so effortlessly, softly, and smoothly as if it's a sound of purring. It's kind of the same as Spanish, but much more elegant. Seriously, just speak to me in Italian and it's over; you got me! I'll be in so much awe of you *smiles*
There everyone dresses with a sense of sophistication being either male or female. It's a very nice look unlike Americans who's style consist of jeans, baseball caps, flip flops, and track suits. In Europe for women the handbag and shoes are the most important aspects of her outfit. I also like how all around Europe people walk, take public transportation (buses, metros, trains, subways, taxis), and mopeds to reach their destinations regardless of what they're wearing.
I think Americans could learn so much from the Italians and the rest of Europe in terms of how they live. Because here in the States we're so consumed with materialistic things (the newer, bigger, and more expensive things), work-a-holics, greedy, and selfish. But in Europe it's the complete opposite; Europeans know what truly matters most; they seem to have their priorities in order. Their happiness drives from within as they lead simple lives and remember the importance of family, religion, history, and culture.
Not to mention the men are beautiful and the women are gorgeous. Since I've came back to the states I refused to eat at any so-called "Italian" restuarants knowing that they aren't authentic nor even close to the types of food I had experienced in Italy. And American Italian Gelato stores are so gross...I can't wait to go back to Italy for the real deal! So thank God I have Italian-American friends who invite me over to their house for dinner lol The last time I was in Italy was in summer of '06 and I still can't seem to stop the word Europe (Italy, France, Germany, UK- places I visited) out of my vocabulary. lol. It's not a real problem or anything, but my family is so tired of me talking about it lol....it's been 2 yrs. Anyway, I'm planning on returning to Europe next summer and have my mom convinced to go to Italy; though I'm still working on my sister. I also wouldn't mind living there at all. I had lots of fun!
I don't have any negative things to say, though, the driving is crazy. I almost got ran over twice!
**Your english is just fine and I don't think that ALL Italians are involved in the Mafia...and frankly I wouldn't care. I love mafia movies *smiles* but I'm sure living that type of lifestyle isn't the same as the movies and just very dangerous situations to be in.