In fact it is a good sign if your boyfriend takes you home to meet his family – it shows that he thinks you are special but then remember the onus of creating the good impression is also on you.
One of the most effective ways of doing this by describing at length how much you are fond of your own family and above all how close you are to your own mother.
Despite the all-powerful figure of the mama, your date may still secretly think that the proper place of a woman is in the house and more specifically in the kitchen.
And while attitudes are changing all the time to a more egalitarian model, stoking an Italian man’s ego is still one of the best ways to get him to do what he wants.
Italy is known to have some of the deadliest roads in Europe, not so much because they lack signs or are pot-holed but more because Italian men love driving in a way as though they are challenging death all the while.