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Eat like an Italian: meal times

Usually Italians have breakfast between 7 a.m. and 9.30 a.m., lunch between 12.30 p.m. and 2 p.m., and dinner between 7.30 p.m. and 9.30 p.m.. The majority of Italian restaurants/pizzerias, etc., respect these hours and, therefore, will stop serving food after 2.30/3 p.m. and again after 11.30 p.m. Supermarkets and local food stores are generally open from 8/9 a.m. to 8 p.m.. Some of them close during lunch break and Sundays. Take-away shops (pizza, gourmet sandwiches, kebab, etc.,) are usually open from 12.30 p.m. to 8 p.m.. Bars (sandwiches, snacks,

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Eat like an Italian: breakfast

The majority of Italians love to have breakfast at a “bar”, pastry shop, or at home! A classic Italian breakfast at a “bar” or pastry shop is caffè espresso (or cappuccino) and croissant. At an Italian home you will probably find cookies, croissants, toasted bread with jam, bread with nutella or jam, cereal, yogurt, pastries, or fruit, a glass of fruit juice or milk, and of course caffè espresso, cappuccino, or tea!! If you go to a bar or pastry shop, make sure you have a

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Smoking in Italy

Those who are under eighteen years of age cannot buy cigarettes but they cannot be sanctioned for smoking at home or outdoors. These rules apply also to foreigners visiting the Italian peninsula for any reason. However, violations are rarely sanctioned by the authorities. During night hours and holidays it is possible to buy cigarettes at the vending machines of the tobacco shops. Foreigners should be aware that the buyer must possess an Italian identity document (identity card/tax code/health card) which

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Limits to the transport of tobacco (cigarettes, cigars, etc.) into and out of Italy

Under European and Italian provisions there are limits to the quantities of tobacco products that private citizens can freely purchase and carry within EU countries and from non-EU countries to EU countries (and thus Italy) for personal use. Under Italian law, there is no specific limit to the export of tobacco products from Italy to non-EU countries. However, travelers must take into account the individual limits set by the country of destination.   Limits to the transport of tobacco (cigarettes, cigars, etc.)

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