Close to 50million tourists annually visit Italy, coming from all over the world. Italians know and profit from this, and are accustomed to travelers coming to their home land to admire la grande bellezza.
Locals are generally polite and patient (unless they're driving some sort of powered vehicle) and they will most likely go out of their way to help stranded stranieri, whether these be visitors or expatriates.
But there are however some things that foreigners should know when headed for the boot-shaped peninsula. We've singled out 15, between travel safety pointers, and general Italy travel common sense.