大家有看過《享受吧！一個人的旅行 Eat Pray Love》嗎？
" 美國人知道娛樂，卻不懂得享受 "
Italians have an easy-going
and positive outlook on how to go about daily life.
Italians live "la vita bella" (=the beautiful life).
But the beautiful life doesn't mean the luxurious life
-- it means a relaxed, family-centric lifestyle.
Eat slowly, locally and with others 吃飯從容不迫
Italy is all about "slow food."
Dinners are unhurried and eaten around a table
(not a TV or computer screen) with one's family.
In Italy, food is natural, authentic and sourced locally.
Drink a little bit, but not too much 吃飯時小酌兩杯
Italians love their vino (葡萄酒). But they don't overdo it.
In Italy, a bottle of wine is shared among friends or
around the dinner table.
Stumbling around drunk in Italy is not viewed favorably.
Italians like to drink,
but they know how to keep it classy(流行的；時髦的).
You should indulge a little every now and then... perché no?? 偶爾應該犒勞一下自己
There are so many delicious treats in Italy -- rich gelato,
mouth-watering pastries, decadent chocolates.
Much like the philosophy on drinking,
Italian culture has a "perché no?" take on treats.
"Perché no?" translates to "why not?"
義大利人對於用美食犒賞自己這件事常說 " Perché no"
Stop hurrying, start relaxing 放慢腳步，學會放鬆
Life is less hurried in Italy.
People don't rush around with to-go cups of coffee,
but rather sip(啜飲) their espresso at the "bar" (=coffee shop).
Meals tend to linger, whether they be at restaurants or at home.
Pedestrians(行人) tend to meander(迂迴曲折).
There's significantly less emphasis put on being on time -- rather,
the emphasis falls on how that time is spent.
Having family nearby is the best thing ever
Families in Italy tend to stay in the same area,
rather than moving around.
Having family nearby is deeply valued in Italy.
Having nonna (grandma), aunts, uncles and cousins drop by
for dinner during the week or
having a weekly extended family meal every Sunday
is common and brings everyone together.
Gather and spend time outdoors 熱衷於戶外活動
Part of the great communal feel of Italy
comes from the fact that people tend to congregate outdoors.
Friends will meet up at a piazza and hang out there,
rather than in a home.
Piazzas are vibrant, outdoor hubs where tons of people gather,
children play and tourists roam, creating a lively atmosphere.
Maintain a "bella figura" 在外必須保持良好的形象
Bella figura literally translates to "beautiful figure"
-- but it's more idiomatic than that.
The idea of maintaining a bella figura is more like
the idea of maintaining a good public image.
it's a way of life that emphasizes aesthetics(美感；審美觀)
and good behavior.