Some Funny Things We Saw in Italy

Posted on October 8, 2013. Filed under: Italy, Photography, Travel | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

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Being a weiner dog owner I had to shoot this sign!

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This was a hand-painted mini.  We thought they did a pretty good job with the camo!

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Translation:  “Beware of the dog and the owner”

Yowsa!  That might make a criminal think twice!  (I was curious and looked it up; it is legal for Italian citizens to own handguns so it could be true.)

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The Tiny Italian Grocery

Posted on September 23, 2013. Filed under: Italy, Travel | Tags: , , , , |

Travel - The Italian Grocery 1I love the tiny grocery that is ubiquitous all over Italy.  The displays of fruits and veggies are mouthwatering.  This one was nice because you were allowed to make your own selections.  In some, you are expected to wait for the salesclerk to pick out the items you point to. And in bigger cities you are often expected to touch the fruit with paper gloves or a paper towel.  They are finicky about the fruit being touched!

Travel - The Italian Grocery 2The mushroom displays are always amazing  in the fall.  These packages are loaded with gorgeous small, orange chanterelles.  I had a pasta dish the night before loaded with these and they are delicious!  I was wishing for a kitchen when I saw all these beautiful mushrooms but I came home with dried porcinis instead.

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