I knew I liked Italy, but in the end, it did take me a while to adjust to the Italian way of living. I knew about LA DOLCE VITA, etc., but I had to get used to things like: lots of small shops rather than big supermarkets, hardly any groceries / supermarkets open on Thursday afternoons, etc.
I mainly went to study in Italy for language reasons. When I had to go back home after four months, I hadn't only improved my Italian a great deal, but I had also got to know Italian culture and way of living a lot better, I had made a lot of precious experience, and I had met a number of Italians very dear to me..
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