While the Brits often favour a more reserved attitude to courtship, Italians prefer the direct approach, with a cheeky ice-breaker ready for any occasion.
Whether on the phone, asking for directions, or almost anywhere else, they've got the perfect line, and we spoke to Italians and expats alike to find out some of the best.
The list features tried-and-tested clichés as well as more novel conversation openers, and anyone who's spent some time in Italy is sure to recognize a few.
CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LIST OF THE BEST ITALIAN CHAT-UP LINES
As an aside, the video below illustrates the difference between English and Italian ways of thinking when it comes to flirting:
A Lunch Break Romance from Danny Sangra on Vimeo.
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