A Snapshot From / Italy

Italy Gratitude List: Daily Life

With November being National Gratitude Month I’d like to share a few aspects of Italy and the Italian culture for which I am most grateful, because they inspire awe, are unique or are just simply charming.

First up: daily life.

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Above: tiramisù to go from a bar in Arezzo; Below: delivery via motorino through the streets of Città Vecchia, Bari.

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Above: laundry day (il giorno di bucato), which could be just about anywhere in Italy but this happens to be in Bari; below: a near perfect lunch in Paestum (it’s just missing un bicchiere di vino…)

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Above two photos: At the market in Santa Margherita Ligure.

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I love the juxtaposition of old world and new, which is really striking to me in both of these photos. Above, exiting the Basilica di San Nicola in Bari and below, wandering Rome’s Via dei Fori Imperiali.italy2012-02920160717_1053008363031056867533616.jpgAbove: Not a five-star ristorante, just a cozy local bar with a five-star macchina per caffè on the sloped streets of Arezzo.  Below: Where to change into your costume da bagno for a lazy day in Sorrento.IMG_20180602_201931And finalmente, whether you are in Italy for a few days, a few weeks or even longer, never miss the chance to gelato!wp-1473368563295.jpg


“The true secret of happiness lies in taking a general interest in all the details of daily life.” — William Morris

Il vero segreto della felicità si trova nel tutti i dettagli della vita quotidiana…

Blessings to you, and here’s to finding the beautiful in the regular details of today. ❤

8 thoughts on “Italy Gratitude List: Daily Life

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  3. I love the beauty that surrounds you in Italy – the architecture, the food (on your plate or in a market stand), the smiles of the people, the countryside, the sea – sigh, always homesick when we are not there.

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