Italy: Through Local Eyes

 

Veruska

Where are you originally from?​
I come from Rome, Italy

PEOPLE

In one word or sentence, how do you describe your people?
Hospitable and a bit chaotic people

On a scale of 1-10, how well does your country speak English?
4

Can you give a key phrase/word/expression that people in your country usually say?
Andiamo! (Let’s go!)

How do I say “hello/thank you/please/sorry” in your language?
Ciao/Grazie/Per favore/Scusi

Are you more like laid back or party people?
It depends, youngs are definitely Party People

FOOD​

Best food? Weirdest food? Local food to try?
Best food, and also local food to try at least once is: “Spaghetti alla Carbonara”, it is specially an -Around Rome- dish; Weirdest food can be “Gnocchi, Burro e Salvia”

Best drink? Local drink to try?
Any wine that reports “Vino dei Castelli Romani”

How is breakfast served in your country?
Typical Italian breakfast is really poor, just a cup of Espresso, or Cappuccino, and a Croissant (Cornetto)

CULTURE​

The best festival to attend?
Italy is full of festivals, you can find one for every taste, really

Which sport are you guys crazy about?
Football, definitely

What is the craziest thing to do in your country?
I don’t know, maybe a trip to Pontine islands, when traveling during Summer

What excursions and/or activities do you extremely suggest that visitors MUST do?
As above, a trip to Pontine islands in Summer, a hike to Gran Sasso, in mid season, and a Trip to Trentino in Winter

Are there any local customs a visitor should be sensitive to?
Not at all

PLACES​

What is/are the most surreal places/landmarks to visit?
Montelibretti (Provonce of Rome) at the beginning of June

Can you name a place that most people have not heard of? A secret spot perhaps!
Giardino delle Rose, in Rome, not that far from Vatican City

Where can visitors find the best beach?
Sperlonga (South of Lazio), Sardinia and Sicily all around

If I’m staying for less than a week, which city should I choose?
It depends, I would suggest to visit the South in Summer, the Center in Mid season, and the North in Winter

COUNTRY​

In one word or sentence, how do you describe your country?
Best food and best sculptures

How many days at least should a visitor spend in your country?
It depends, but I’ll go for at least 3

When is the best time to visit?
From second half of September until the end of October

Can you give an interesting trivia about your country? 
San Marino and Vatican City literally are not Italy 🙂

What is your country’s most popular stereotype/cliché?
Italians speak using hands (And it’s pretty true)

TRAVEL

Are you a traveler? Which place is your favorite so far?
Yes, I am a solo backpacker, my favourite place in Italy is Marmore Falls

What’s your best travel story?
I have lots, can’t choose one

Why do you love traveling? 
I love traveling because at the end of the story my best memories are always related to things happened on the go

ABOUT VERUSKA

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