A couple items of Italian interest
No wash clothes. Seriously they don't have anything that could even be used as a wash cloth. At some point on this trip I'm going to have to ask how they go about washing without a cloth. Jerry told us to bring a cloth with us, so we were prepared.
Bidets, my personal experience so far. Yes, for any of you that aren't aware, the water temp is changeable and in some cases the spout is adjustable. But if it is not adjustable, beware cause the water can shoot straight through and get the back of your pants wet.....embarrassing till you dry. Then there is the question of drying off? Cause your pretty wet after all that water running. In both hotel bathrooms so far there have been these light weight cotton towels hanging beside the bidet (see pic)
Are these there to dry off? Yuck, I can't commit to wiping on a cotton towel that I have to leave for housekeeping. I just am thankful I didn't mistake those towels for a wash cloth!
Clothing, all kinds on all ages. I've seen some incredibly fashioned women and men. It seems anything goes and everyone seems so put together. Lots of jeans being worn by the young. Not too many high heels, mostly flats. Not too many scarfs (something I expected because almost everyone wears one in Paris). I've seen one man with jeans, tshirt and a scarf. Lots of dresses, even on the women riding on bikes or motorcycles. The most common tennis shoe is the basic white converse. Every other young person is wearing them. I was able to window shop at a shoe store (since my full suitcase won't allow for another item I couldn't shop without leaving something behind) and found several pairs I would have loved to have. I've decided to look them up when I get home and see if I can't have them shipped to the house.
Food has been very reasonable. Last night Kelly had a steak and baked potatoes and I had Ravioli with spinach and tomatoes. It ended up costing about 42€. It was Jerrys turn to buy the wine, so we didn't have that expense. A couple nights ago I had Knocchi with pesto and Parmesan, I'll add a pic. It was fantastic, like everything has been. I've lost count, but I think Kelly has had pizza for lunch at least four times already.
Here's one more scenic photo (sorry about the poor quality, I'm having to take a photo with my iPad of the photo on my camera or phone due to Ben not getting here with my converter.)