Ilaria Perrone, sex columnist for Grazia.it, the go-to magazine for the "It" girls of Milan, has given up on dating. But if you want to see him again, you have to wait. I know in New York you do the other things first, then sex after, but here we think blow jobs are more private than sex.
“Italian men are romantic but they are also liars,” she told New York sex columnist Maureen O’Connor in the latest entry in Italy in 30 Days’ Exchange Rates conversation series. " And don't even get her started on the shortage of cunnilingus slang. It can be very difficult, because in Italy men date because they want to have sex. If you go with a boy in Milan, you know 90 percent of the time, you will be with him that night. I used to talk with friends who lived in USA, and they tell me, “We go on real dates. You can have sex with a condom on a first date, but oral sex is more complicated. When you live with your parents, when you live with the Pope and the church, it’s difficult to change your mind so quickly. In this country, men can do whatever they want because they are men, they are like this, they need sex, they need affairs. K., girls use Tinder, so here in Milan they get dates with Italian men that way.
In Italy it is totally different, we have sex first.
I think we are now changing ages, but men have had the most change. I think perhaps this is like New York, a lot of women searching for the right man, and a lot of men running around. I was in Sicily this summer, and two guys told me they use Tinder to meet Americans. I was in Paris recently and the men are so shy, you have to go to them.
Italian men who are out with their friends will come to you together, introduce themselves, invite you to parties and clubs.
If you’re in a bar or a club in Milan speaking English? He will ask where you’re from and then you will go with him to a club.
Marinara sauce as we know is usually made with tomatoes, garlic, herbs, and onions, but it's an invention of Italian-American immigrants working with ingredients that were available in America.
Italians are more likely to order pasta al pomodoro, with a sauce made from fresh tomatoes, olive oil, and basil.
Another menu item closely related to pasta with marinara sauce is spaghetti alla puttanesca.
When Americans think of Italian food, they tend to think of pepperoni pizza, garlic bread, and chicken Parmesan. In other words, what we think of as “classic Italian” is not actually from Italy at all.
But all of those dishes are actually Italian-American hybrid foods created by Italian immigrants who were cooking with U. We rounded up some ways to go more authentic, whether it's in your own kitchen or on your next trip to Italy.