- Formal greetings begin and end with a handshake.
- A person’s title followed by their surname is common among new acquaintances. Only address a person by their first name when invited to do so.
- Among close family and friends, people tend to pat one another on the back, shoulder or arm.
- Older people may greet others with a nickname or a diminutive. For example, Guzeppi may be greeted as Guz.