Fast and Slow in Italy

Some things in Italy happen really fast……like Driving!! The trip from Rome to our first destination, Sperlonga, was invigorating. There are actual speed limits, like ones that say 60km which are completely meaningless. And there are lanes, which are also meaningless because people will pass you in a lane or in an oncoming lane or on the median or the sidewalk or whatever they can drive on. And then you have to be careful about avoiding a car that is passing you on the left because there may be a scooter passing you on the right at the same time. Scooters are the kings of the road, they can squeeze in anywere and pass everyone at stop signs and at toll booths. It’s wild out there, especially when you have no idea where you are going and there are virtually no signs to direct you.

Another old Fiat, couldn't resist, no highway pics yet.

Then some things happen really slowly in Italy… going into a bank and trying to get money or getting a rental car or eating….people are so relaxed and casual. When you sit down at a restaurant or even just an outdoor cafe, you’re good for the rest of the day. There’s no sense that someone’s waiting to get your table or that there’s a time limit of any kind. It’s great. And of course meals are social times and they’ll never bring your check until you ask for it….so relaxed.

Dinner at the beach

And then you get back in your car to drive home and watch out….dinner is over baby….strap your self in and hit the gas.


About Tom & Beth White-O'Connor

We've lived in Boulder and the surrounding mountain area for over 23 years. We're Realtors at The White-O'Connor Team, Coldwell Banker Residential Boulder. Tom loves to write, play music, look at houses and find great house deals! Beth can fix anything and she loves house design and remodeling. Our house is a testament to her creativity. We have a daughter in San Diego who gets to ride horses for a living. Our two cats and the most amazing 16 year old dog in the world keep us company at home. Give us a call at 720-276-0826 or 720-366-6196 if we can help you Buy or Sell a home or find a great rental property. Best, Tom and Beth.
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