Welcome to Destination ItalyCulture - Italian Greetings


  • First impressions last, this is especially true with Italians, so ensure to demonstrate propriety and respect when greeting people.

  • Between strangers it is sufficient to shake hands, with direct eye contact and a smile.

  • If you are greeting someone who is more than a stranger to you then it is usual for air-kissing on both cheeks to be added as well as a pat on the back between men.

  • Only call someone by their first name if invited to do so.
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