Eat the Cannoli, Drink the Cappuccino

Though this is a few weeks old, I thought I’d share this amusing take from the San Francisco Chronicle about drinking cappuccino in Italy after 11am. I admit, I am guilty on both counts: both urging readers not to order the frothy concoction “after hours” and ordering one for myself despite the common “wisdom.”

Many of us American tourists want to try to blend in while we travel, so we’re always trying to “do as the Romans do.” But try as we might – ducking into dark corners to check out our travel map, eating our french fries with those little plastic forks, drinking cappuccino at a proper hour –  we can be spotted for who we are from a mile – er, kilometer – away.

So, go ahead and do what feels good when you travel. As long as you’re not hurting anyone or disrupting anyone else’s enjoyment, feel free to be you.

Photo by Jaana-Mari

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Melanie Renzulli has been writing about travel to Italy for more than 20 years.

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