How to Talk About "Il Rientro" in Italian
A businessman in Sorrento / Photo by Nick Fewings via Unsplash
Going back to work after summer holidays is not always a pleasant experience, to say the least, but it can be especially traumatic if you’re Italian! People who get to know Italy and its culture well enough usually aren’t surprised when they learn that life slows down quite a bit during July and August. Summer holidays are sacred for Italians, and often, no high season and no amount of tourists can tempt a merchant away from his or her chiusura estiva (summer holiday closure).