We seem to take a long while to get started so it is after 10:00 by the time we get out of the apartment. As we start to make our way along the road heading out of town, Jeremy happens to mention that today is market day. Hmmm. My legs could use a rest. We are all feeling a little jaded. Markets? Why not? If we can find a parking space. The gods of commerce are smiling on us and we find a perfect spot.
These markets are enormous. A wide avenue has been closed for stall-holders to erect their striped square market umbrellas four across for the entire length of the street. Looking down on it from the top of the street it looks like a tent city. We dive in. The girls immediately take to it like ducks to water and before too long have snagged some bargains. We spot a stall selling cheap fragrances with names like Chamelle No. 5, Hogo Boos, Cuggi and Blueberry but the most intriguing is possibly Dance & Gabriella. At another stall I spy a pile of 'leather' belts (I didn't investigate closely enough to be sure) all with tags featuring the Australian flag. I find this puzzling since the main feature of every item at the market is that they're cheap and I can't imagine anything made in Australia and shipped to Europe being cheap.
This became our rest day and we spent the afternoon doing just that. We adopted an Italian attitude to the afternoon and took siestas. And in the evening we shouted Pino and Marisa dinner at a restaurant with a large outdoor courtyard area - a very pleasant setting for Pizza al Patate: Pizza topped with french fries. I can honestly say I tried something entirely new tonight.
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