In Italy, you can start driving at 18. Students in the process of getting their license, can drive dad’s car (with daddy inside) if they display a big letter ‘P‘ on the back of the car. P stands for principiante, that is beginner. The journey to graduate to ‘crazy Italian driver’ implies the following next steps:
– get the license
– get rid of the un-cool P sticker
– convince daddy that there is no need to come along anymore
Bidets are extremely popular low-mounted plumbing fixtures that you’ll find in almost any private house in Italy. Wikipedia can give you the full history of this very useful device, which I missed tremendously when I first moved to USA. You should consider giving it a try, if it’s available in your hotel room. Upon your return, you may be tempted to consider installing one in you new remodeled bathroom (and that’s exactly what I did in my house…).
Nutella, the creamy chocolaty hazelnut spread, can be found in many US grocery stores. But, if you ever tried the original Italian Nutella, you’ll notice right away that the Nutella made by Ferrero USA has a taste modified to please American consumers, with an emphasis on peanut butter. During your trip to Italy, make room in your suitcase for a small jar of the original Italian Nutella. Francesca, in her new ebook, is also talking about other 10 must-bring-home products from Italy.