Tag Archives: shopping

Saldi: Sale Season in Italy

Oh, how I miss all things bargain-priced. The Euro-Dollar exchange rate can be a killer, so I have a biannual event that I always look forward to: SALDI! Saldi (sales) happen twice a year in Italy and they are a HUGE deal.  There are very strict laws governing the timing and labeling requirements for sales […]

Buying Produce in Italy

After several exploratory visits to the supermarket and many observational expeditions, I finally bought broccoli. My first day in Rome, I ventured out to the ipermercato and was completely baffled by the experience. “Busta?” the checkers asked.  Envelope? Why is she asking me for an envelope?  I tried to disguise my panic and sort of […]