Did you experience a culture shock when you visited Italy? Or do you expect to experience a culture shock?
Even though I’ve been a few times I still find the physical closeness or body contact invasive. Hugs and kisses from strangers to whom you’re introduced.
I do enjoy the 3-hour mealtime though - they used to be a drag when I was younger, but now I get them. There’s a lot of noise and people get up from the table to have a wander around. Children are tolerated by all the adults.
Queuing can be a culture shock. Organized queues are rare because Italians don’t seem to do queues.
What’s your experience of cultural differences in Italy that are hard to overcome?