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Italy - what do you bring back to the US?

Old Sep 1st, 2010, 04:40 PM
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Over time, people have brought home from Europe a variety of items to decorate their establishments. Gentlemen have acquired items of statuary for display in their gardens, and fine works of art have graced many a country residence. Works by the like of Canaletto are always worth procuring, and Thos. Cooks will arrange shipment Home against a modest cost.

The quest for antiquities is now not so well regarded, since Lord Elgin obtained the marbles from Athens. However, they did form a fine memento of his time there.

While courtesans are less in evidence in Venice, they can be the source for, shall we say, “souvenirs” that one may not wish to share, let alone put on public display.


Peter – channelling his early 19th century tourist.
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Old Sep 1st, 2010, 06:01 PM
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Ceramics, cheese, sunscreen, silk scarves, cologne, leather gloves, and many, many years ago when the dollar was strong - nine pairs of shoes - they were fabulous!

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Old Sep 1st, 2010, 06:11 PM
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How they met, through a mutual friend actually. It was meant to be. I have often teased them and wondered out loud if they had passed each other on one of the streets of Rome when they were both teenagers.

Illy coffee and Colavita Olive Oil are two of my favorite Italian products, dutyfree. I think the Colavita Olive Oil was around $16.99 the last time I bought it a few months ago. But I buy it anyway although I cringe over the price.
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