The weather has been so perfect lately, I took the opportunity to walk around town and take some pictures. I got a lot of doors but I am going to save them for the next post. Pigeons have plenty of places to perch and nest. This is one of the defensive towers in the town walls.
Laundry day and sunny walls.
One thing I noticed that is different here in Italy than in the US is that there are no advertisements in our mail. No catalogs. Nor are there requests for financial support by charities or foundations like the ubiquitous Alzheimer’s Association. We ONLY get real mail. The occasional card or letter from a friend or utility bills. That’s all we get. BUT people do get Pubblicità — junk from stores stuffed in all the mailboxes advertising sale items or weekly specials…these are not through the Poste. They are carried by people hired to distribute them. And there are a LOT. They are messy. They get rained on or they end up on the ground, tossed there by someone too lazy to take them to the trash. You can put a sign on your mailbox that says “No Pubblicità“ and in theory, you will stop getting these. We have a sign. And for the most part we don’t get the ads. Once or twice a week we get something stuffed in, even with our sign. Here is a typical group of mailboxes stuffed with Pubblicità.
Tonight is the next stop on the Calagrana Regional Culinary Tour. This time it is from Toscana. Our next door neighbor. We are only a few miles from the border.
Italiano phrase – “ci sono troppe pubblicità” In Englese – “there are too many advertisements” Pronounced…chee so-no trohp-pay poob-blee-chee-TA.
Buon fine settimana! Stay safe….Andrà tutto bene!🌈
Nancy’s blog is one of my favorite diversions…. Brava!
Thanks so much, I have fun writing it. It is kind of my journal…so I’ll remember stuff in future times.
I just love seeing Italy so closely observed in your delightful blog, Nancy!
Hey Stephen! Yay for you! Glad you like it…One of my friends suggested it… it helps me too!
Really enjoy your new posts. Especially the italian phrases. I guess the italian practice is working because I understand them.
Hi Robin…if that ever happens you can just go to Nancygoestoitaly.com and see the most recent post – with photos (hopefully)…and here is the direct link to that post you can see the pics! Sorry!
Italy will be waiting for you…
Boo hoo! Photos didn’t come through, Nancy. But I appreciated your comments!
Thanks for posting the story. I wish I was in Italy also.