Monday, September 22, 2008

Tourists

All year, but especially during the summer, Verona is packed with tourists from all over the world. Many of them are on strict itineraries, like, say Milan, Verona, Venice, Florence, Rome in a week...or so. Maybe that's why souvenir shops in the crowded historical town centers sell postcards and items from different towns. Here in Verona one can buy carnival masks, glass items and postcards from Venice...

This scene makes me smile: the two men are looking at the Arena which is on their right. The girls are intensely looking at a souvenir kiosk on their left (except one of them who seems to be more intrigued by the big square ahead).

Do you have many tourists in your town?

8 comments:

Sharon said...

Great photo with a lot of expression. Phoenix gets lots of tourists, but not until January and February.

Setu said...

Ma che bella città! We had a few Italian tourists here in Brittany during that cold and rainy 2008 summer. Maybe they'll say "Never more!" because it was the worst summer we have had in the last 20 years.

Ming the Merciless said...

We have European tourists shopping up a storm here (especially in SoHo) because the strong Euro.

Us Americans, we don't shop so much any more. :-(

Ming the Merciless said...

I love the monks in your photo. We don't have those in the US.

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glenda said...

Just discovered your Verona site. Visited Verona a few years ago and we all loved it. I've added it to my favorites and am looking forward to your great pictures and info.

babooshka said...

I love this image, the locals and the tourists. We have tourists at certain times of the year, but in the way you do. You can always spot them, ice cream in one hand and fighting off the seagull in another.

jill said...

We don't have much tourism, mainly business visitors and school kids touring the state capitol. I can't imagine trying to live daily life around a lot of tourists in shops and restaurants and taking photos of my laundry drying on the line. I think about these things whenever we travel and try to be extra considerate.

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