Many tourists don’t appreciate italian breakfast when they visit Italy, because in their countries breakfast is a full meal, that includes more courses, savory and sweet.
Many Italians cannot accept the idea of eating savory food for breakfast; normally when they travel abroad they complain about food and coffee all the time. But at the same time they are often intrigued from “exotic” breakfasts.
I am a weird Italian: I like savory food for breakfast and (even) american coffee.
Ma la colazione italiana ha il suo fascino.
(‘but italian breakfast has its charm’)
Basically you have two options: colazione al bar o a casa (‘going out for breakfast or having it at home’).
Al bar (that in Italian means both ‘bar’ and ‘coffee shop’)
you normally have caffè, cappuccino, latte (that in Italian just means ‘milk’) or tè (‘tea’), and/or succo di frutta (‘juice’, not necessarily orange. Most popular: apricot, peach, pear, pineapple, orange, grapefruit… apple is not very common) or spremuta (fresh squeezed orange juice).
And something like…
cornetto filled with jam, cream, chocolate…
a variety of paste (‘pastries’)
filled with apple, rice and curd, raisins, nutella…
or bombolone, the italian version of donut
plain or con la crema, with curd
(To be continued)
(See also “I miss caffè” https://misshome.wordpress.com/2013/07/06/6-i-miss-caffe/
“I miss granita siciliana” https://misshome.wordpress.com/2013/07/09/i-miss-granita-siciliana/ )