The Italian rainbow of waste collection

Italian recycling system- Italy from the Inside

Photo by Francesca Tosolini

Italians recycle their garbage by throwing it into special bins designated for non-recyclable trash, paper, plastic, food waste and glass/cans.

{This is an excerpt from chapter 15 “Miscellaneous information” of the eBook “Italy from the Inside. A native Italian reveals the secrets of traveling in Italy”}

Tipping in Italy

Tipping in Italy- Italy from the Inside

Photo by Francesca Tosolini

If you leave a tip, leave it in cash. If for any reason you leave without leaving a tip, nobody will ever ask you if there was something wrong with your lunch or dinner. In Italy, tips are always well accepted, of course, but they are not a customary rule as in the States.

{This is an excerpt from chapter 3 “Italian cuisine and food establishments” of the eBook “Italy from the Inside. A native Italian reveals the secrets of traveling in Italy”}

If you shop like crazy in Italy

Shopping in Italy- Italy from the Inside

Photo by Francesca Tosolini

If you purchase or plan to purchase a lot of things in Italy, I suggest to bring an extra suitcase or to buy one there (you can find cheap ones at one of the many small stores). The cost of the suitcase added to the extra fee charged by the airline can be cheaper than mailing stuff from Italy, not to mention that it surely saves you time and most importantly a lot of hassles. Sending big packages via airmail is very expensive, while via ship is cheaper, even though it can take up to three months to get to destination.

{This is an excerpt from chapter 9 “The post office” of the eBook “Italy from the Inside. A native Italian reveals the secrets of traveling in Italy”}