Evenings in Italy find local residents strolling through their central piazza in the long standing ritual of the passeggiata. This leisurely walk, more of a wander, evokes a sense of connection and enjoyment. Join us here as we wander through Italian history, travel and culture, one story at a time. 

Stacy di Anna is an American writer and educator with a passion for all things Italy. She has been writing about Italy for the past several years. Once Upon a Passeggiata seeks to enrich your Italian travel experience through curated stories on Italian history.

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