Shopping: the Italian beach edition

It’s more than a fad or a craze.  More than a phenomenon.  It’s a way of life, an essential experience.

It combines two great loves of many tourists and locals alike: shopping, and the beach!

Yes, ladies and gentleman, I am talking about the unbelievable “shopping brought to you” experience which is involved in going to an Italian beach.


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Yes, those are men in a portable stores/stalls on the beach.  These guys are EVERYWHERE.  In fact, an Italian beach is not an Italian beach if there is not some form of shore-side shopping available.

Notice my use of the word “shopping” – it’s a general noun, unspecified, vague.  And that is because, incredible as it seems, you can buy basically ANYTHING.

Bikinis?  Yup!

Bags?  Certainly!

Clothing?  Sure thing!

Alcohol?  Of course!  Even on a beach packed with children, we all need our Peronis and Cosmos, right?

Feast your eyes on this beauty below – to the left, a bar on wheels, brought to you as you lay in the summer sun, and to the right, in the distance, the smaller and sand-friendly version of an ice-cream van.


Imagine this at Bondi!

What a time to be alive!

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