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This is strictly a photo essay…

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Hanging out on the corner by the butcher shop during the Passeggiata

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Stopped for conversation in the morning

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Mid-morning coffee break at the coffee shop.

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Or in the afternoon at Il Gelato

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Occupying the piazza in Verbicaro.

Women are not visible at coffee shops in Scalea. And I am convinced that most of the women that we see on benches are widows. If a woman’s husband is alive, she is somewhere working. The “boys”, on the other hand…

Intergenerational bench sitting.

Intergenerational bench sitting.

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Intensity is a must!