As I find myself returning Home to Italy for my 2012 adventure I reviewed all the interesting people I met on my trip last year: the woman in a Venice bead shop who spoke little English but willingly spoke to me about learning to use a computer.
The vendor in one of the food markets in Florence who shared samples of cheese with me and was not angry that I could not buy any of his products since I would have surrendered it at immigration.
I found a business card from a man who did an extraordinary kindness for me during a downpour in Alberobello, Puglia. During a torrential downpour when the street became a small river, he walked across the flooded street to give me his umbrella!
I posted on You Tube the chat I videoed the next day when I returned the umbrella.
But I realized I had not posted this on Home to Italy. He was such a delightful person he deserves to be recognized for his kindness and perhaps by my ‘paying it forward’.
Now perhaps I can make him better known as a member of a wood carving family that have crafted olive wood into some wonderful works of art.
L’Arte dell’ Artigianto
In Alberobello, Italy. This is a Unesco town in Puglia. You feel as if you are in the village where the 7 dwarfs lived. Amazing conical structures that are unique to Puglia, Italy
cover a large portion of the town.
They are private home, restaurants, shops and even the guest house I stayed in.
Far better than disney world and filled with very kind people.
A simple act of kindness that I shall not forget. Would this happen while traveling in the USA?