It was easy selecting my blogging theme for November—what draws me back to Italy. These next twenty-nine reasons are in random order, so each one is as good as the other in my book.
The daily passeggiata is an Italian custom of taking an early evening stroll in a certain area of town. Each town has a favored path that usually leads to the main piazza or a beautiful view of the sunset. Even in a large city like Rome, there is a zone for the passeggiata—just ask a local.
From about 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. you will notice people gathering and strolling, shopping a bit, visiting and stopping for a glass of Prosecco or a gelato. I’ve never traveled to Italy in late winter, so I’m not sure what happens when the weather gets really cold. But even on a rainy, spring afternoon I’ve walked the passeggiata under my umbrella along with the rest of the crowd holding theirs. However, a warm summer evening is the best time to enjoy this fun tradition!