The Streets of Italy

Big cities or small, Italy has interesting streets. I love walking the small streets as they wind through a city. Some are pedestrian only which means people and scooters, Scooters are everywhere in Italy. It is a way of life. As you walk along a small street, especially in a small town, you see other small streets off to the left or right. Some curve and disappear out of sight. Others are steep or turn into a set of stairs. You don’t have to be in Positano to find stairs. Italians love them. It is what keeps them in shape as they walk their cities (passeggiata).

It appeals to my sense of adventure to follow these small streets. I love to find out where they go. I also love just getting lost on my small adventures. Don’t worry, we have modern technology in our pockets that can GPS us back to our cars or hotels. I think getting lost is a primordial need we all have. Just give in an do it. You know you want to find out where that street goes to.

I have been in small towns where most of the streets are stairs. You climb and climb until you get to the top. There you usually find a church or a castle. No matter how small a town you are in, you will always find a bar. You can stop for a cafè, drink or sandwich. This is Italy. This is how life is lived. Enjoy it!

Along your adventure look at the doors, the windows and the laundry. It is colorful and photogenic. There is always a new surprise just around the next bend. Discover it.

George

 

Categories: Christmas Lights, Europe, General Travel, GPS, Italy, Mountain Towns, Passegiata, Romance, Small Towns, Smart Phones, Stairs, Traveling without a tour, Walking | Tags: , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

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4 thoughts on “The Streets of Italy

  1. I did a lot of that while I was in Spello, Cortona, Arezzo and Orvieto last month. I loved it. You see so much more when you are off the beaten track

  2. Yes you do Lyn and as a seasoned traveller hou know thus do well.

  3. Great pics here and good idea. I always take pics of the streets because I find them fascinating and I’m glad to see someone else feels the same way. I will be reblogging this. Well done!

  4. Reblogged this on The * Grazie * Girl * and commented:
    I am always looking at the different streets in the Italian towns and cities I visit, and it is nice to see someone else appreciate the work as much as I do. Kudos to TRAVELBLOGITALY on a great idea!

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