Question about Italy

Travel Forums Europe Question about Italy

1. Posted by Vijay47 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!


I am Indian and will be going to Italy for a few months on assignment.

My question is: Do the natives look more like me (fair complexion, dark hair, brown eyes) and welcome me with open arms or they look more typical european?


[ Edit: Edited on Aug 5, 2007, at 2:24 AM by Vijay47 ]

2. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

If do believe Italians, generally speaking, differ in looks from north to south. In the north, it's not uncommon to see blonde-blue-eyed natives, whereas further south you'll see people with darker skin and brown eyes. Tourists of every complexion and culture and language visit Italy - it's such a beautiful place. I wouldn't worry about fitting in! You'll be one of many, many people enjoying the sites and the people and the hospitality (and the gelato!).

Enjoy your trip!

3. Posted by S_Deisler (Respected Member 266 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

i don't think being indian can bring you problems, italian is a multi cultural state

4. Posted by opospa (Respected Member 1837 posts) 11y Star this if you like it!

If you watch football, maybe Filippo Inzaghi and Alessandro Nesta look like your people....
And your countrymen, Arjun Rampal and John Abraham might look like Italians....
If you have that look, then you can be Italian by look.
Well, there should not be a problem for you to survive there for few months i suppose....;)
Good Luck!!


[ Edit: Edited on Aug 6, 2007, at 6:29 AM by opospa ]