It is strange to spend a particularly American holiday in another country.
Fourth of July is such a flamboyant day in the U.S. Bright colors, band music in the parade and then again in the park. Fireworks bursting in the air.
The flags that I see here are primarily displayed for tourists. There’s a variety of countries represent down by the lido, which, I assume, is to announce that the Brits, Germans and Americans are welcome along with the Italians.
Then there are the kitschy representations of the our flag. Glittery jewelry. Beach towels, tote bags, and hats.. Well, I suppose those are available at home, too. Especially in late June and early July.
Fourth of July goes without comment here.