Monday Jun 10, 2024

Italy's Regional Differences: Misconceptions and Realities of North and South Italy

This week the Real Life in Italy explores the misconceptions and realities of Northern Italy vs Southern Italy. Your host, Evelyn is an american in Italy, located in Piedmont, Northern Italy, and this week I’m joined by Claire, a British expat living in Sicily. We each chose to share 5 stereotypes we hear about North Italy and South Italy, and share our own experiences with them.

Is it true Southern Italy has a lot of crime? Is it true that “everything works” in the North? Ehh, well time to listen and find out!

And of course, we share our daily life experiences as expats in Italy, and the unique charm that both regions of Italy offer. Join us as we explore what sets the North and South apart, debunking myths and revealing what life in these regions looks like.

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This podcast is for foreigners living in Italy, who are all just trying to make sense of it all.

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