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Antique Market

After an afternoon nap, we wandered through the antique market stalls that were set up in both piazze, and also did a little shopping, as all the shops in town were open. I did add a Furla purse to my collection, and also bought a sweater. The antique stalls had everything you could think of, from housewares to furniture, jewelry to collector handbags and scarves, to old books, magazines and garden decorations.

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Soon it was time for appertivi at a cafe, and then dinner. We enjoyed a simple one course dinner at Trattoria Arringo: grilled sausage for me, and a cotoletto Milanese for Brad.

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After dinner, we wandered into a new to us cafe/bar for coffee and a grappa for Brad.
There were three young women (in their 30s) at the next table. I couldn't help but overhear their conversation in Italian. They were discussing friends, and then the topic turned to meeting men. I chuckled at something they said, then they asked where we were from, having heard us speaking English to each other. When I answered in Italian, they were very curious, as I said we were from California. That was the beginning...
Within the next 2 hours, we discussed our Italy travel, where we had been and were going next, and soon the topic went to relationships. One said, "FACEBOOK?" and the pens came out to exchange Facebook names, blogs and how to find a good husband!
The group grew from the three women to 4 more of their friends, and our discussion went until midnight! By the end of the evening, they were planning a vacation to Palm Desert! LOL The next day My advice was quoted on FB: "Have an open mind, be ready for a healthy relationship and keep your eyes open. Ask LOTS of questions." We now stay in touch on Facebook.

Comments (3)

sandrac:

Sounds like a lively day!

How fun to read about your new FB friends!

Trattoria Arringo is one of my favorites, very friendly hosts.

Barb Cabot:

So much fun to think of future friends made through travel! Great post.

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