The Most Beautiful Villages of France

Proud of its ancient and prestigious heritage, France has over time developed strategies and enacted laws to protect the diversity and specialities of its many regions. In a previous blog, I wrote about the concept of Terroirs & Climats. These parcels … Continue reading

Italian Business Etiquette Part 3: Negotiations, Holidays, and Biz Material

Negotiations: Allow your Italian business colleagues to set the pace for your negotiations. Follow their lead. Hierarchy is the cornerstone of Italian business (and social life). Italians respect power and age. Negotiations are often protracted and never use high-pressure sales … Continue reading