I was not sure what the store's name meant...I knew "luna" was moon...so, The Moon in the---Pozzo?
I asked the shopkeeper, "Come se dice en inglese, pozzo?" What is the English word for pozzo? Without hesitation he took from under the counter a well-worn English-Italian dictionary. He looked it up. Pozzo means "well". Thus: The Moon in the Well. We both learned something that morning.
Most of the locals I spoke to in Italy knew English, or several other languages, but nevertheless allowed me to practice my Italian, and were patient and even happy to allow for my fractured sentences and hesitations. One hotel manager even assured me that he would prefer to practice English (I think he was being kind and polite). No matter who you encountered, just about everyone had a language in common, and I was able to get by in Italian, some German, and a good deal of Spanish as well as English.
When you're trying to learn a language, there is nothing better than visiting the country where it is spoken, and plunging in and speaking it. That way, you know what you need to learn more of.
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Here's a photo gallery for all of you shoppers. Mark and I tended to avoid the high-end districts and chain stores, preferring instead to frequent those small, individually-run stores and open-air markets that offered unique merchandise, and not just tourist-trap junk. I enjoyed recording the images of these various experiences in shopping.
The above photo was of a small sundry-winery-bakery we discovered on our first day In Rome.
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