Cheap Thrills in Italy | Market Women

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Who says all good experiences when traveling are expensive? I happen to believe that some of the best things in life are free. Or close to it.

Ready for the first of my favorite cheap thrills in Italy?

I am starting this series off with on of the most hair raising, white knuckled experiences ever found in this country. This is not for the faint of heart and should never be attempted alone. Reader discretion advised.

Think you’ve done it all, that nothing can scare you? Let me ask you this. Have you ever gone shoulder to shoulder (or perhaps waist to shoulder) with an elderly Italian woman at the market?

I thought not.

These plump ladies in flats and respectable skirts may look sweet on a bench in the piazza but they are more stealthy and shrewd than any ninja at the vegetable stall.

Eyeing those luscious, ripe tomatoes? Better get your elbows up and out and swinging if you ever want to see the whites of the vendors eyes.

For the poor brave souls that make it to the front, don’t pat yourselves on the back just yet. The battle is only half over. Now you must get your cash out and ready all while dodging coin purses from every direction.

Battling Italian women in the market.

It’s cheap.

It’s thrilling.

It’s worth the risk.

A presto,

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I’m hiding behind the crates of pumpkin, hoping she’ll leave soon.


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