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scrb11 Mar 13th, 2020 10:18 AM


Originally Posted by nochblad (Post 17077838)

In most Italian supermarkets you find the fruit and veg section first of all. This section has plastic gloves which are used before selecting the fresh produce. I now use them throughout the supermarket throwing them away only after I leave.

I wonder if it would be recommended that people cook vegetables, rather than eating salads for instance.

Stir-frying isn't part of Italian cuisine but maybe grilled vegetables for the time being?


Dayle Mar 13th, 2020 10:36 AM

I have not found Italy to be big on fresh salads anyway. Plus, some of the best meals I have had in Italy are grilled vegetables!

bvlenci Mar 13th, 2020 11:47 AM


Originally Posted by Dayle (Post 17077926)
I have not found Italy to be big on fresh salads anyway. Plus, some of the best meals I have had in Italy are grilled vegetables!

Around here, Italians are very big on salads. There are more types of lettuce in the supermarket than other green vegetables put together.

I, like Nochblad, have been using my plastic glove until I leave the supermarket. Since the lockdown, I haven't been to the supermarket at all. I stocked up two days earlier.

OReilly64 Mar 13th, 2020 12:00 PM

bvlenci and others in Italy: Just wishing you the very best during this very difficult time.

bvlenci Mar 13th, 2020 12:04 PM


Originally Posted by OReilly64 (Post 17077962)
bvlenci and others in Italy: Just wishing you the very best during this very difficult time.

Thank you!

bvlenci Mar 13th, 2020 12:15 PM


Originally Posted by Traveler_Nick (Post 17077791)
https://www.repubblica.it/cronaca/20...C12-P9-S4.4-T1

You're supposed to stay a metre a part. It's actually been suggested to stay in different rooms. Not sure how they would work in a small city apartment

I had read that only one person should go shopping, as this article states, and that makes sense. As far as husband and wife staying one metre apart in the great outdoors, or living in separate rooms at home, that makes no sense to me unless one of them is symptomatic. I didn't see anything in the article that said that husband and wife should stay one metre apart. We go out for walks on country roads, where we rarely meet anyone. Today we passed two men, who were walking on opposite sides of the road. We passed in the middle, single file, and were at a safe distance from both of them.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...5639d2464.jpeg
One of our favorite country roads

scrb11 Mar 13th, 2020 01:03 PM

I have pictures of Ragusa and I believe it was Caltagirone, from a distance, that look similar to that.

bvlenci Mar 13th, 2020 03:05 PM


Originally Posted by scrb11 (Post 17078001)
I have pictures of Ragusa and I believe it was Caltagirone, from a distance, that look similar to that.

This is in Le Marche. The town on the hill is Corinaldo.

I'm surprised that the landscape is similar to that of Sicily.

bilboburgler Mar 13th, 2020 03:11 PM

Bocca lupo.

scrb11 Mar 13th, 2020 03:40 PM


Originally Posted by bvlenci (Post 17078045)
This is in Le Marche. The town on the hill is Corinaldo.

I'm surprised that the landscape is similar to that of Sicily.

Not the landscape so much as towns built on top of hills rising over the surrounding landscape.

Especially over a green landscape, you have the bright buildings almost glowing in the sunlight.

The one I took just outside Caltagirone is the city above a green valley, with an elevated freeway in the distance.


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fod...ac26ed0340.jpg

Dayle Mar 13th, 2020 04:50 PM

Glad to hear about salads in Le Marche bvlenci! That plus your beautiful picture, Caltagirone too, are at least a small substitute for my canceled trip.

Macross Mar 13th, 2020 05:33 PM

A lady was on CNN tonight from Italy. She looked stressed. She said the kids are loving family time and they bake a cake everyday but she and her husband were sad hearing about friends being sick and those passing. Please take care.

zebec Mar 13th, 2020 06:02 PM

And a song from Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson below: *'Year of the Plague'.*


I am done. The end.

Leely2 Mar 13th, 2020 07:03 PM

On the bright (?) side, it is nice seeing Italians singing together separately on their balconies in cities across the country:



Traveler_Nick Mar 13th, 2020 08:47 PM

"

Coronavirus:sė alle passeggiate ma uscite da soli"


That's the headline.

If the police see two people walking together what would they do? Ask for a marriage license?

scrb11 Mar 13th, 2020 09:59 PM


Originally Posted by Leely2 (Post 17078130)
On the bright (?) side, it is nice seeing Italians singing together separately on their balconies in cities across the country:

https://twitter.com/leonardocarella/...11612270690305


some balconies in older towns are very close. May not be a good idea to talk to your neighbor from the balcony unless they can get a 2 meter buffer.

when that cruise ship in Japan was quarantined and the passengers were suppose to be isolated, there were pictures of people leaning over to talk to their neighbors in adjacent balcony.

but certainly understandable that people would want to keep their spirits up in trying times.

bvlenci Mar 13th, 2020 11:18 PM


Originally Posted by Traveler_Nick (Post 17078146)
"

Coronavirus:sė alle passeggiate ma uscite da soli"


That's the headline.

If the police see two people walking together what would they do? Ask for a marriage license?

We live in a small town. All the police know us.

neckervd Mar 14th, 2020 06:50 AM

My best wishes to bvlenci from Switzerland, the second most infected country of Europe.
We have now 180 poeple infected by coronavirus per million inhabitants (rate of growth 30 per cent).

panecott Mar 14th, 2020 01:35 PM

Good luck to you and your family, bvlenci, and to all of Italy. Stay safe.
It breaks my heart to see and read the news reports. I hope this nightmare will end soon, for the whole world.

scrb11 Mar 14th, 2020 02:05 PM

Someone posted on social media a Bergamo newspaper.

He went through 10 pages of death notices, with many of them having a picture of the deceased.


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