A Presidential Inauguration

The 50th annual Vinitaly was inaugurated yesterday by none other than the President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella.

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Italians love all the pomp and circumstance of ribbon cutting and speeches. Yesterday, it was standing room only to hear what the President and Minister of Agriculture had to say.

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The 38-year old Minister of Agriculture, Maurizio Martina

IMG_1855The people were fighting to get in: Sunday is the only day the fair is open to people who are not directly involved in the wine industry.

But I’ll tell you a secret: if you get to Vinitaly in the wee hours of the morning, which is like 9 a.m. Verona time, you can get around easily.

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These shoes were made for walking, and that’s just what they’ll do… We’re off!

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Heels or a pointy toe? Which is going to hurt more by the end of the day?

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