I love shopping.
I love it so much, in fact, I will shop for things I don’t even need. (Oh, come on. You know you do, too!)
And, since Italy is famous for designers, fashion, and all-around great shopping, then how lucky am I to be here?
After living in Italy for two years, I have finally realized how to maximize my Italian shopping experience.
1) Win the lottery
2) Rob a bank
3) Lose 20 pounds
4) Grow an extra 5 inches
If I could only determine how to stretch those extra centimetri, I think I could manage the rest.
Or, I could move along and partake in other shopping pleasures.
Yes, that is much more attractive than bank robbery.
Introduce the FIERE.
Trade fairs are quite the affair around here, and as any Catanzaresi will tell you, the city stops for them. We are no exception. If anyone was paying attention, they’d have seen yours trulyat the local furniture fiera three times last month.
But, they offered sooo much more than furniture
They sold candy.
They sold olives. Smoking olives, in fact!
There was sausage …
Oh, it was great. We also checked out new kitchen counters and living room sets, and I found a fabulous antique oak dining table. It was only 1,000 euros …
Does that seem like a lot to you?