Marriage and dating in italy

Aperitivo Photo: Ardo Beltz Let's start at the beginning.

The informal Italian aperitivo is a great way to get to know your new love interest on a first date, without breaking the bank. You need to conquer an Italian woman, so be prepared to put the hours in and dedicate yourself to some serious romance.

The poets Elizabeth and Robert Browning were famous Italophiles.The truth is, we don’t have the slightest clue of what’s going on right in front of us.Case in point: last summer I met your typical Italian-American goombah at an aperitivo on the Isola one night.This handsome devil is Petrarch who immortalized the object of his desire (Laura) by writing over 300 sonnets to her in the course of his lifetime.Click here to my Petrarch page and perhaps read a few sonnets for inspiration.