In Italy and America people live in apartments.
The apartments are organized in condominiums. If you’re British you probably won’t know what they are, but in Italy, there’s a whole area of law just for resolving condominium problems.
American political parties hold primaries. The Italian PD (Partito Democratico) chooses it’s leader the same way.
Italians drive everywhere. As do Americans, apparently.
Americans and Italians eat zucchini, but Brits prefer courgettes.
Basketball is big in Italy, and in the States, not in the UK.
Each country has a senate. And a president. Except Britain, which has a House of Lords and a Queen.
Italians and Americans say ‘Mamma’. Brits say ‘Mummy’.
‘Sellotape’ is called ‘scotch tape’ in Italy, and in the USA.
Both countries use ‘cents’ not ‘pence’ and take ‘vacations’ not holidays.
And have zip/postal codes made up of five numbers, instead of the much more intuitive combinations of letters and numbers that are used in Britain (inventor of the postal service…)
Americans and Italians prefer coffee to tea.
Oh, and there’s no mafia in England.
Over to you..
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