Un caffé italiano - About Italy
When you visit Italy, you know before coming that one experience you will never want to miss is having a cup of coffee “al bar”.
First of all you must know that “prendere un caffé” in Italy, means not only to drink a coffee BUT most important, have a quick chat with a friend or a colleague, take a pause from whatever it is you’re doing, sit at a table in a sunny Spring morning while watching people go by, collect your thoughts before an important decision, and a number of different things too long a list to name them all.
Caffé is – like a lot of other events and facts which may seem trivial to a foreigner – very important stuff in Italy. And not at all easy, let me tell you.
When you get to the “bar” and you order a coffee, you might be asked: “normale”?