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, ….
Two 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.
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 Sundays
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
Ladies 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?!
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 🙂