Fare una passeggiata means "to take a walk," but la passeggiata is an event. It is held daily, but Sundays at noon-time are particularly active. It is the time period set aside for the people parade, when the good citizens of town all turn out in the piazzas and main streets of town to meet together, enjoy an aperitivo, dress to be seen, and people-watch. It normally lasts for about two hours before everyone returns home to eat. Many will return to the streets for a stroll after dinner, but the late-afternoon is the time things are most crowded. An active passeggiata signals a lively, active city. It's a great way to become part of the local scene and meet up with friends.