Go with the flow, Italians work on their own time. Things close mid day for a siesta, the trains do not run on time. People eat at restaurants later there for dinner so do not ask for a 6pm reservation. They live in the moment and appreciate the world around them in a way that is lost here. They use all their senses all the time. Pay attention and learn a few new ways to relax and enjoy your life the way you do when you are there. It is a great way to keep a little part of Italy with you post vacation.
Contributor: Paige Arnof-Fenn from mavensandmoguls.com