ITALY MADE ME DO IT: WHAT TO GET AWAY WITH IN ITALY

  1. Eating a whole pizza margherita by yourself. 
  2. Wandering for hours in circles in the piazza without a plan.
  3. Skipping the historic church tour for a trip to the gelateria.
  4. Greeting the shop owner, cashier, dog walker, everyone with a warm "Ciao!" like you're a local and have known them your whole life.
  5. Reading the dinner menu out loud to yourself, pretending to be fluent in Italian.
  6. Ignoring your email for days at a time.
  7. Practicing the hand gestures you've observed Italians using to yourself in the mirror.
  8. Enjoying a glass or two of wine for lunch, with your pasta. And with your gelato after.
  9. Channeling your inner Audrey Hepburn and finding romance on a Vespa.
  10. Buying needless amounts of dried pasta in all shapes, sizes, and colors for "gifts."
  11. Trying to get yourself adopted by the family who owns the trattoria down the street.
  12. Sunbathing topless shamelessly by the sea among the other bare-chested ragazze.
  13. Stealing the lunch table's packaged breadsticks to crunch on later (and snagging the sparkling water in the glass bottle too). 
  14. Flirting with the young barista serving you your espresso.
  15. Taking unnecessary amounts of glamorous selfies in front of monuments, side streets, bridges, churches, and restaurants.