S: Jessica Bedingfield
BC: 1. http://www.kwintessential.co.uk/resources/global-etiquette/ 2. http://www.Gazzetta.it 3. http://www.gazzetadelsud.it/ | Resources
1: I chose this country because I have always wanted to go visit Italy. | Why I selected this country.
2: Location: Southern Europe its bordering Austria. Capital: Rome | Facts and statistics
4: Population: 58,057,477 in July 2004. Ethnic Makeup: Italians, French, Germans. | Climate: Alpine in the far north, hot, and dry in the south. | Facts and Statistics | Climate: Alpine in the far north, hot, dry in the south.
5: ! | Other | 1. the gov't is republic. 2.religion is roman catholic. 3. Catalan is spoken in one city.
6: Language | Language: Italian is 93% spoken. | Culture:1. the family is the center of the social culture. 2. it provides both emotional and financial support.
7: Society | Society: 1. appearance matters. 2. Attendance at church is low, but influence of church is high.
8: Etiquette | 1. Greetings are formal. 2. Wait to be invited to a first name basis. 3. Calling cards are used for talking. 4. you can't give yellow flowers because it means jealousy. 5. you open your gift when you receive it.
9: Customs | 1. you have to wear stylish clothes to dinner. 2. you can arrive 15 mins. late if invited to dinner. 3. you have to remain standing until invited to sit. 4. the host gives the first toast. 5. You follow the host's lead about everything.
10: Business Etiquette | 1. they do business with people they know and trust. 2. they prefer face-to-face contact. 3. they judge on first impressions. 4. personal contact allow you to get ahead. 5. they often use facial and hand gestures to prove a point.
11: Protocol | 1. appointments are mandatory. 2. confirm the meeting by telephone or fax. 3. many companies close during August. 4. a meeting is to gain respect and trust. 5. they raise their voice to be heard over loud people.
12: Name of country in the news | Italy: 1. Gazzeta dello sport, 2. Gazzeta del sud,3. Il Centro.
13: Italy news