Travelers are attracted to the towns along the Amalfi Coast not only for its breathtaking postcard views, but for their rich Italian culture.
Italian life is centered around the family unit, which includes a range of relatives from grandparents to aunts, uncles and cousins. Italians also form bonds with their neighbors and friends, and a person from the same area or region is referred to as a paisano. Because of Italy’s tumultuous history and relatively recent unification, there is less emotional connection to the concept of being ‘Italian’ and answering to a central government in Rome, and more identification with a home town and/or region.
Italian culture has a rich history that includes art, classic architecture, popular traditions, and customs. It includes links to trends in Italy today as well as resources on folklore, history, and artistic traditions. These cultural legacies have been deeply influential in defining Western cultural tradition and they continue to be romanticized across the globe.
‘Italian culture’, in a narrower sense, is a term used to describe Italy’s creative achievements, many of which are interconnected with her economy: Italian art, architecture, furniture and design, fashion, cars, cuisines. When one thinks of Italian culture, you can’t help but think of all these things and more.
To learn more about Italy’s culture, please visit:
Italian Language Guide
Italian Culture Customs Traditions
Live Science – Italian Culture
Italian Legacy – Culture