Fine. We’ve learned this is just one of the things about Italian life that one must adapt to. While it may be inconvenient, it also signals to us that traditions are stronger and more important here, something we like.
But I laughed out loud when I came across this “on holiday” sign. Even the priest gets to split town and take a break!
("The 11:00 Holy Mass in this church has been suspended from the middle of July until the end of August.")
Hope you’re enjoying the last few precious days of summer.