Monthly Archives: September 2013

What I love about Italy

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2 of 3 kids at the play ground are with their daddies.

The internet connection knows it’s Sunday and there is no need to hurry.

Poetry on receipts: caffetteria -pasticceria Dolci Penseri, Caffe Diemme, Coronelli, gelateria Dovesi, cafe Pascuci, Sbagliato, sbagliatissimo, Gianduoso, Montebianco caramel, café Medaglia d’oro, café saccaria, La Scintilla il gelato di classe, ….

mondayTwo platforms number six in a railway station.

Waiters asking for my kid’s name every time we come for dinner.

Best risotto marinara by a handsome chef

You can never tell for sure whether two Italians argue or simply talk

Large terraces for an espresso to enjoy for an hour.

A seventy something waitress serving you an amazing cappuccino and flirting with your husband at the same time.coffee

A cook speaking your language.

Italian mood like weather.

Almost deserted beaches/bagno in mid September

Piazze and piazzale that take you by surprise around the corner

No need to speak Italian to play football on the beach with Italian kids and have great fun

Vero gelato: best stracciatella magnum wrapped in a huge owner’s smile. And the owner is a vero gelato award winner!

The joy they meet you at the coffee shop the second and third and forth time you come back for the best latte macchiato

When strangers you meet call your daughter bellissima and you know it’s a compliment to mothers as well

Open air theater performances in piazze and piazzale on Sundaysperformafis

Mondays are naturally days off

3 hour lunch breaks

Wifi free beaches

Italian style breakfast: espresso with newspapers. Well, we also ask occasionally for a croissant to add it a personalised touch

My first vegan ice cream: panna riso

Flower terraces on every roof

The sounds of marcato / markets

Train connections to every corner you wish

Italians name their Ville & Villette

italiansLadies in evening slim dresses and yellow Valentino high heels on a bicycle

Wine producers selling their wine in an open air market and insisting that you taste it first. How can you refuse to buy it afterwards?!photo-29

Love advice on sugar packets: “Se ami una persona lasciala libera, se poi torna da te e tua per sempre.”

Same goes for my love for Italy 🙂

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