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Signing a card or letter using "famiglia"

If you mean a literal “&”, none of the proposed forms is meaningful. In an informal communication, you'd use the first name followed, if necessary, by e famiglia. For instance: (Saluti da) ...
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Do Italians close a conversation with some kind of salute?

It's pretty unusual and impolite, and also shows an ignorance of at least one of the functions of language. As for which way to close a conversations, friends or close colleagues will use a normal ...
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Do Italians close a conversation with some kind of salute?

It is not normal to sbattere/chiudere/riattaccare il telefono in faccia (hanging up a phone call) nor andarsene alla chetichella/all'inglese (slipping away quietly without saying goodbye). I ...
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Should I greet ciao or buongiorno when greeted by buongiorno?

You use ciao in an informal situation, with your friends and with someone you know. You use buongiorno in formal situations , when you first meet someone. It is considered a polite and respectful ...
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Salami and Cheese -- pun on a greeting formula

It might be Saluti e baci -> Salumi e caci. A Google search turns up a few examples of this pun, mixed with the literal use of these words.
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Thank you card Salutation to an Italian priest

According to this page a formal salutation could be Reverendo Padre Rossi while Egregio Padre is slightly less formal. Also according to the same page, the letter should end with a phrase ...
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Do Italians close a conversation with some kind of salute?

Usually is typical for an Italian person to say goodbye with "ciao" or "ci sentiamo (dopo, domani,...)" at the end of a phone call or with "arrivederci" or "ci vediamo" when leaving the house; it also ...
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Proper form of addressing ecclesiastics in writing?

You can find on Treccani's appellativi e epiteti [prontuario] a list of proper forms for most of ecclesiastics and their abbravistions. For a bishop: (Sua) Eccellenza (S. Ecc. o Sua Ecc.): ...
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