THE STATE OF ITALIANS AND THE ORDERS OF THE FAMILY ARE NOT ALWAYS UNDERSTANDABLE TO A FOREIGNER!
A family for an Italian is a large number of relatives. At baptisms, weddings or funerals, the whole family gathers and this is not a dozen close relatives. Who, if not relatives, demonstrate their prestige and well-being: this applies to both clothes and a gift to the newlyweds.
No one will go against the foundations of the family, this is impossible for most Italians. Mama's sons are in no hurry to leave the parental nest, and if they do, they move to the house across the street or in the neighborhood and at a rather respectable age: in Italy, thirty-year-old Italians live with their parents. ⠀
How could it be otherwise! Their mothers are so cherished and pampered that their sons cannot imagine life away from the parental home. And having already married, they always run to their mother for pies once a week and carry their clothes to wash and iron.
But the Italians are unsurpassed actresses. They always do as they want, but they like to build out of themselves quiet, submissive, completely subservient to men, sheep.
Italians are very practical: they see the benefits in everything! Italians' houses are small, but very clean and well-groomed.
The Italian spends most of his life in public, and perceives the house as a place of rest. Most homes have one reception room with the finest furniture, textiles, and paintings.
I noticed that many families have a second and even a third home on the sea or in the mountains. These are usually small apartments with couches, where the whole family can be accommodated during the holidays. These houses are also small, but very cozy.
In Italy, land is considered too valuable to grow flowers on. But it should be noted that Italians grow good harvests of vegetables and fruits literally on a piece of land or even on a balcony. Really like real Russian summer residents!)))