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The Italian Way Of Communication

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April 16, 2010 Cultural Musings, Culture & People No Comments

With all of the bad news coming out of Italy these days – the catholic church abuse scandal, the electoral shift to the far-right – I thought it was time to remember why so many of us love Italy: The italian way of life has an unique charm about it which can paint even the bleakest of situations a pretty pink.

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People talking in the Jewish District

(Read our article about quality of life in Rome, In Rome? Consider Going Home.)

One of the ways in which Italians delight me time and time again, is through their communication. Making conversation, telling stories, communicating with hands, feet, and their whole body, it all seems much more natural to them than to us tight-lipped Northern Europeans. I notice that when I speak in Italian, I snap into the same mode of emotive communication, as if it was a “cultural language”, complementing the actual language itself. It is so much fun! To me, being able to communicate so freely, with so much enthusiasm and style, just makes my day.

Of course, I know, I am reinforcing stereotypes, and disregarding exceptions. But this video is my excuse. It has expertly been put together by Sara Rosso from Ms. Adventures in Italy, and I hope you enjoy watching it as much as I did!

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