La Passeggiata – an evening stroll in Italy
In Italian culture, there’s so much wonderful family tradition and time reserved for certain times of the day that are custom if not a typical part of Italian lifestyle and daily ritual. La Passeggiata is one of those daily rituals that Italians and everyone visiting Italy should really enjoy – just taking some time late in the day to relax and walk through the pedestrian streets, greeting old friends, window shopping or just wander aimlessly connecting with people and celebrating the end of a wonderful day in Italy.
The meaning of La Passeggiata comes from the verb ‘to walk’, it’s a way for Italians to connect back to their roots and to feel a sense of community and belonging. And that’s exactly what you see all over Italy – friends and family greeting each other on the streets, talking to favorite shop keepers and doing their afternoon shopping for the evening meal. In every city and town, during the evening time, it’s a must do event, even for the tourists!
Enjoying the fountains of Italy
For most people, not only is this a great bonding experience but you also get some exercise in by walking through the pedestrian areas around the city. Italians love to be outdoors from their small and cramped little apartments and be social with friends and family, especially after the work day is over. Unless it is raining or terrible weather, you can count La Passeggiatta occurring in every town, city and village all over Italy, every day of the week.
Wouldn’t it be nice to just end your work day having an afternoon Passeggiata where you live to connect with family and friends. Or better yet, travel with someone special anywhere in Italy and experience a real Passeggiata, enjoying the evening and seeing so many Italians doing the same ritual – you’ll just love being part of this experience.
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