The eternal question of two or three kisses
This is a question many people argue about before they go travelling in southern Europe. "Do they greet with two or three cheek kisses?"
Mostly people think that it's always three. The fact is, that three kisses is the French way, but in Italy they do only two kisses to greet. Remember this when you greet people, or they will think you have a crush on them if you kiss them too many times ;). Well, not exactly, because three kisses are also used in Italy, but it makes a better impression if you know the original Italian way, too :).
Fano - almost unknown outside of Italy
If there was a big surprise during my trip I made to Italy in April of 2006, it was Fano. The town, mentioned in most non-italian travel guides with no more than four lines, has preserved most of its medieval city wall and is located at the adriatic coast. Although tourism is developed, not many foreign tourists have found this beautiful small town. Fano has around 60 000 inhabitants and was already mentioned in the times of the roman empire as Fanum.
Totally unprepared for Fano, I walked through the old town without the slughtest idea wherre I have really been. The old town is full of surprises - with many small streets where you get lost quickly. A map will help you find back to the train station, to your car or wherever you want to go after strrolling through Fano.