When in a restaurant it is seen as an ‘art’ to eat food so it should be done slowly and enjoyed. Therefore waiters do not come over to give you your bill as it is seen as though they are forcing you out of the restaurant, which they do not want to do. So you will have to ask for your bill.
When you’re introduced to an Italian, you should say ‘good day’ ( buongiorno) and shake hands. ‘Hello’ ( ciao) is used among close friends and young people, but it isn’t considered polite when addressing strangers unless they use it first. Women may find that some men kiss their hand, although this is rare nowadays.
When meeting Italian family and friends usually kiss on both cheeks – first on the right cheek, then on the left. It’s also common for Italians to embrace each other.