Sitting and Watching

The hours after "siesta" are prime people-watching time in Italy...everyone wakes from their afternoon nap, ventures outside to a shady bench or window sill and watches the passerbys. I love this Italian tradition, all the little old men and ladies saunter out, perched on their canes for this social hour.
Another great thing - since dryers require too much power and energy, most people opt for the air-dry method via clothes line...so resourceful, and a few wrinkles never hurt anyone.

8 comments

Carol said...

I wish we had siesta! I am ready to move there! Great pics Michelle!

Kerri Lynne said...

Man, I could've used a siesta today...LOVE the top photo! How adorable!

Sam said...

I loved the balconies in Italy.

Hope you are enjoying the trip.

xx,

Sam @PrettyLovely

oh my said...

It looks like you're having a really nice time! Thanks for blogging during your trip, I love these photos!

Melissa said...

how awesomely beautiful!

georgia b. said...

the man on the left in the first picture looks so much like my father. it almost made me cry.

i love this set of photos. makes me want to be there. i've never been to italy, but i was in europe for a month, and i just love being in other countries—especially those with the old world feel like italy has. some day i will make it there. i know if i do, i will love it!

Simply Mel said...

I just love how social everyone is in Europe! People come out of their houses instead of racing home to be inside them!

The Lil Bee said...

Where in Italy were these pictures taken? I love them! They remind me so much of my own trip.