Our time is running out in Italy, and I keep telling myself to enjoy the last bit of European shopping while I can! In Europe, everything goes on sale on January 1 and July 1, and July 1 is right around the corner, so it’s a good time to start scouting out things I might like to buy on sale. At least that’s what I tell myself; in reality I visit this mall about every nine months. Such is life with two kids!
Anyway, today I decided to make things happen, grabbed my phone, and photographed our little outing. Come along and shop with us!
Parked and ready to go. Lena is thrilled.
Up into the breezy, open corridors of the mall. This mall, Centro Sicilia, is especially pretty on a Tuesday afternoon during riposo (ie. siesta) when there is almost no one else there.
Obligatory stop for a ride. Gil didn’t know that I didn’t pay for his. Ignorance is bliss!
New store since I was here last time (6 months ago…). Looks the same all over the world!
Always makes me laugh.
Loved these alternative carts for bored little shoppers!
You can’t tell, but she’s barefoot. Hence the maniacal giggles.
And finally: two favorite Italian-only things about the mall. On the left, a vendor with a pop-up shop in the middle of the hallway. She’s not selling face cream or hair clips, though, she’s selling espresso machines!
And on the right, a parking sign indicating that the “pink parking” is reserved for women with children or in dolce attesa (literally “sweet waiting”). Now how dolce is that?! ;)