Aug 4, 2009
Last weekend saw evidence of all of Italy going on vacation...at the same time. Ribbons of multicolored traffic, standing still, lined many of the freeways and entrances to ports of call for those catching the ferries to the islands. Patience. What a way to begin a vacation!
We are leaving today for a month of blazing hot sunshine and seaside adventure in Calabria. (I started drinking litres of water on Saturday, trying to prepare my body for the heat.) With most of Italy already settled, hopefully traffic will not be too bad.
What's not to like about a country that takes a month off to relax?