- The beaches in Italy are rarely just large expanses of sand; here there's the stabilimento culture, which means plots of the beach are privately owned. They have names (this one is called "Rebels") and there are lounge chairs and umbrellas you can rent for about 2 euro a day and a little bar, bathrooms and showers. It's so convenient! They play music and have babysitters for kids and everyone stays all day long.
- First, the streets in the historical center are so magical aren't they? The photo is a bit blurry, but there in the distance is a group of old ladies sitting outside their apartment playing cards and chit chatting. Once it starts to get hot, you'll see groups of old peple doing this all over the city!
- Limoncello, anyone? After a dinner out at a restaurant here, they always offer little bottles of Limoncello or Montenegro (a bitter digestive liquor) and you can digest for free! This one was homemade by the owner's mom and it was SO good! Like biting into an alcohol-soaked lemon. :)
- I mean, seriously? The town is filled with gems like these and I still get chills when I pass by them. Abandoned homes are a reality in old centers of Italy because they are costly and dangerous to renovate. But I can't help but close my eyes and imagine what this door must have looked like in the 1700's, with its owners entering in long skirts and tying the horses outside...
I hope you all had a great weekend! This week on the boot I have lots of fun things in store: summery side dishes, drinks and maybe a visit from Manu!
P.S. Blog Brunch this weekend was all about using facebook to your blog's advantage. There were many great tips and I'm so excited to apply them the boot's page! I won't be linking it to twitter anymore, so you'll have to just come by and see for yourself. :)