Italian Caffe Culture-Etiquette- Okizia Beyond: Caffè or coffee is so deep-rooted in the Italian culture that it's impossible to go a day and not see an Italian standing at a bar with a caffè in their hand. However, to drink caffè like a true Italian, you need to do like a true Italian. Check out these etiquettes so they don't label you a turista.

There is a saying- people should drink coffee with 3″c”: caldo (hot), comodo (comfortable), because you must enjoy it with no hurry, and chiacchierato (chatted), ie in company.   To blend in with the Italiani and especially if you don’t want to be labeled una turista (even though you are), there are certain “commandments” one […]

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Italian Caffe Culture- Okizia Beyond: Caffè or coffee is so deep rooted in the Italian culture that it's impossible to go a day and not see an Italian standing at a bar with a caffè in their hand. Even more so, you'd think they invented caffè. Read on to learn more.

Caffè è semplicemente un modo di vita per gli Italiani. My mother is a coffee lover. So much so that it became annoying which led my younger sister and me to hide it somewhere around the house one morning. We made noises all over with our footsteps so as to make her go in one […]

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The Tea Room in Siena, Italy - Okizia Beyond: The Tea Room is a 15th century tavern decorated with an old soul in mind serving up a range of herbal teas and cakes.

I can’t decide which I like better: The unassuming steps that lead to the tea room The classic vintage style The ambiance and the feelings it invokes The display of cakes The exquisite taste of the teas Or the teapots that the teas are served in The fact that I can’t decide which attracts me […]

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