Someone says that, in this puzzling era where reality is augmented, people share posts rather than experience and everything travels on top of an optical cable, memes will be the foundation of the upcoming digital culture.
Although Italy (or at least part of it) seems to be somehow refractory to widespread technological innovation (see picture), memes about italianity are actually quite common on the internet. Pages like Original Italian Memes are indeed offering collections of Italy-related memes, and a simple Google search can open the doors to a universe of (sometimes idiotic) interpretations of Italian Language and Culture.
Being products of popular culture, memes often aim to mock renowned peculiarities of a specific culture. And I can bet everything I own that the first thing that comes to your mind when thinking of Italy and Italians is food. Although some food originally considered italian has somehow turned into world heritage (Pizza and Nutella, anyone?), there is still roomfor originality, as in the Latte Art, an elegant extension of the Cappuccino culture, category or in those memes who parody the irreducible affection that italian families have for anything related to food and eating.
Another thing peculiar with Italy is, of course, family structure. In particular, nonni and nonne are priviledged subjects of very funny and sweet memes, preferably realized in the US or in Australia, where the descendent of Italian immigrants are still holding on to some of their traditions.
Aaaand eventually we have reached our area of expertise! I am actually surprise by how many memes there are out there about Italian language – especially related to italian gestures. Needless to say, if you need material to create more memes like this you should sign up **instantly** to one of our Italian Language Courses in Rome!
Tourism in Italy
These are realy funny, especially for people who are living in Rome or in any other major italian city. Main target is, as you can imagine, the often innocent stupidity that takes over in each and every human being when he\she plays the role of the tourist (especially the english-speaking one).
Let’s admit it: Italian economy is just a mess. Actually, after the big brexit earthquake, whole Europe is shaking while trying to collect the pieces of EU economy. Perfect subject for memes, isn’t it?
Here you’ll get exactly what you expect: lots of football-related memes! We play it dirty, but we can also play it funny.
Italian Cinema and art
We as Italians gave so much to art history and to the movie industry, that would be simply unfair not to receive anything back, at least in the form of a meme.
Stereotypes about Italy
If you think about it each and every one of those category contained a fair dose of stereotype which is a common strategy human beings use to understand reality. But sometimes stereotypes become either ridiculous or offensive, and yet a good occasion to build up a successful meme, as you know the internet too is both ridiculous and sometimes deeply offensive.
And that’s all! If you have any suggestion or got angry about something written in this article, feel free to load the comment section with you rants! Alla prossima! 😉