Italy is a blast from the past and this I feel, is the real reason why people love to come here. It reminds us of our innocent childhoods when life was simple and tomatoes tasted like real tomatoes. In the historical center of each town there are no flashing neon lights full of advertising – only 400 year old buildings made of marble and sandstone with iron 18th century street lamps….
The food is made with real sauces, not canned, handmade without additives or genetically modified vegetables. The gelatos are made with real fruit. The bread does not have preservatives and only lasts one day. Here it is a crime to reheat pasta!!
I am currently working at my Italian office and my Italian friend said to me, “You work too much, you walk too fast, you are always frantic. See how the Italians stroll – they do not walk fast as they have all the time in the world….. see how they are not stressed like western people. See how if they run into a friend they take the time to have a chat and a café with them even if they are busy!!
Learn how to slouch against a wall in the Neopolitian way and observe the world passing by. This is the Italian way – take time out to step back to the past – you have worked too hard, come and experience it before life passes you by.
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