The city’s name carries with it a kind of regal elegance that’s steeped in rich history and culture. With many attractions for every kind of traveler, including museums, restaurants, ancient art, and night clubs, Rome is a must-visit destination on your Euro-list. But, as the saying goes, when in Rome do as the Romans do. If you want to avoid some awkward social gaffs, cultural faux pas or tourist traps while in the Eternal City. The first rule of thumb is don’t say ‘Ciao’ everywhere you go. “Ciao” is generally reserved for close friends, family and little children, and you’ll sound like a goof if you blurt that out all the time. When entering or leaving a shop or restaurant, a “buon giorno” or “buona sera” will seem more appropriate and respectable. Here are 10 other things not to do when in Rome.
Which Roman faux pas surprised you the most?