About Me

I am a 45 year husband and dad, currently adjusting to life back in the United States after living in Italy for a little over two years. I love spending time with my family, cycling, model railroading, mosaics and watching TV and movies.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Preview Trip - Day 4

Today was a less hectic day. Katrina and I were up late talking last night, so we all slept in.

After a late breakfast at the hotel, we headed to Monza to meet Olga. She was going to help us open a bank account. Unfortunately, after an hour in the bank we realized that all we could do was start the paperwork to open an account since we didn't have an official address yet.

We said our goodbyes to Olga and drove over to a shopping mall near ST in Agrate, where Katrina will be working. We wandered the mall and had lunch. More pizza for me, a panini for Brandon and Katrina. Katrina had to go to work for a meeting, so she left Brandon and I at the mall. We wandered the mall, strolled down each aisle of the department store/supermarket and enjoyed a gelato.

Katrina picked us up a couple of hours later and we headed back to the hotel for some down time until dinner. Later that night we went to dinner with Gianluigi and Davide, two engineers from ST. They took us to Pizza OK, Davide's favorite pizzaria, in downtown Milano.

Dinner is an interesting time in Italian culture. Most places don't start serving dinner until 7 or 8pm. We ate dinner at 7:30 or 8 most nights and were usually the first ones in the restaurant. The places we ate at were usually really 'coming alive' about the time we were finished, around 9pm. Italians eat late.

1 comment:

  1. Please, note that the most south of Italy you will go, later you will have dinner!
    In northen you will have dinner since 6 pm
    in central Italy not before 9 pm
    and in southern Italy even much later...