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Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Empoli July 9th 2021

OLD HABITS I almost always visit Empoli when I need to go to Florence from Pisa by train. I take the same regional train routes (Florence to Pisa) and (Pisa to Florence) Mainly, I visit my bank in Empoli called Banca Cambiano which ever since the first lockdown happened, has had a disordered queue of customers outside. The conversation always remains lively outside the bank as every new person who joins the queue has to ask ' who is the last one' or ' chi e l'ultimo?' because it is never obvious as to where the queue ends, and sometimes where it begins. Queues in a straight line, anywhere in Italy seem to be very rare, based on my experience. This always brings a new person into the conversation, which usually begins in the same way ... read more

Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Empoli July 9th 2021

On Monday I went round to my ex-colleague Jackie's house in Empoli and had two cups of instant coffee which I've not tasted in months now. They were the best! We caught up on everything since we met in September by chance at the Bagni degli Americani beach in Pisa last year. ... read more

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