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Local residents have much respect for their traditions and culture. These are true friends who will support their close friends in any situation. Many travelers say that the locals are too expansive and gallant. They are very sociable and prone to making sudden decisions. Family is considered the highest value for the local people. They are ready for any sacrifice for the happiness and welfare of loved ones and their family. Local residents traditionally greet each other with a handshake, only close friends can embrace each other. Close people call each other by their first names, and co-workers or recent acquaintances should be treated solely by the family name or position.
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It is worth noting that couples here do not walk through the city holding their hands - it is simply not common here. Even legitimate spouses should not display their relationship on publicity. Italians actively use body language during communicating, and this habit is highly "contagious" for visitors. With time tourists start realizing that this way it’s really much easier to express own emotions.
Milan is a real Mecca for shoppers. When you plan to visit local stores, it is worth considering some unspoken rules that are recommended for following by every polite customer. They will help you to gain the seller’s respect and make the process of acquiring favorite things even more enjoyable. Thus, you should definitely say hello to the owner at the entrance of the store. Typically, the seller first greets visitors, and offers his help. To reply to a greeting a buyer should say «buongiorno» (if a shopping trip was in the morning) or «buona sera» (if a shopping trip was in the afternoon). If you do not need the owner’s help, you should refuse politely, for example, by using the phrase «grazie, vorrei dare un'occhiata».
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it is worth noting that you do not have to deal with local vendors in Italian only as many of them speak English fluently. Luxurious shops and boutiques can even have professional translators who help visitors to communicate with the shop’s staff in a simple and convenient manner.
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