While a small country, Italy punches well over its weight class and is undeniably one of the most known cultures in the free (and not so free…ahem China) world. Chances are high you’ll find Italian cuisine, along with Ferraris, in most countries, including Shanghai.

One of my favorite things about Italian culture is the Italian style.

Italian is to style, and Bureaucracy is to government.

It’s everywhere. The clothes, architecture, food, and product design. And certainly, you won’t find yoga pants at the dinner table in Milan unless you’re sitting next to a sunburned tourist from the midwest.