Necktie La Passegiata - Boulevard Blues
As evening falls and the harsh sun inches out of your favorite
piazza, an evening ritual begins, the Italian tradition of
passeggiata, a gentle stroll through the main streets of the
old town. Italians tend to dress up for la passeggiata.
Older folks sit along the route, nursing a glass of wine on the
terrace and watching for things to gossip about; la passeggiata
is where new romances are on display as well as new outfits.
Wear ties from La Passeggiata and become part of a
passeggiata whether you intend to or not.
You’ll feel like less of an outsider if you dress up a little.
Walk slowly. Stop for a gelato or an aperitivo.
And don’t be surprised if, after a while,
you start feeling that you too belong.