One of the things I quickly picked up upon moving to Europe is that America’s eat and run culture is seen as rude in other parts of the world. This article about a ban on eating in the streets in Florence, Italy highlights the way the rest of the world thinks about eating on the go.

Should we all just take a break and sit down to a meal in the proper place, not at our desk or walking through the street?

This author thinks Italy has gone too far:

I can understand bans on eating on buses or trams and these bans are widespread throughout continental Europe, but in the open air I can’t see what’s wrong with eating a sandwich while walking down the street.

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