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(especially in Italy or Italian-speaking areas) a leisurely walk or stroll, especially one taken in the evening for the purpose of socializing.
- ‘But the video-fuelled masses who descend on the resorts to view the evening passeggiata through a handycam are not here for the scenery.’
- ‘This passeggiata filled up the hours before sunset.’
- ‘The passeggiata, or evening stroll, is an exquisite ritual.’
- ‘With devices including radar concealed behind a simple grill fence, citizens of Otranto now have a panoramic finale to their passeggiata.’
- ‘To get there you must climb a kilometre long flight of steps, once a passeggiata for the Goan gentry, now a deserted forest path frequented only by babbler birds, peacocks and monkeys.’
- ‘Lucca is so laid back it soothes the senses on even the bleakest day, its inhabitants contriving to make the passeggiata (evening stroll) of other Italian towns seem almost dynamic.’
- ‘The streets bustle by day, but become livelier still in the evening as the locals dress up for the nightly passeggiata.’
- ‘On the land side, the promenade winds in a leisurely, irregular fashion along the waterfront, providing a pleasant route for daytime flâneurs and the evening passeggiata, the ritual Mediterranean stroll.’
- ‘Here, folks stop to ‘take a coffee’ in one of the town's many piazzas, or public squares, as well as chat with friends during the nightly passeggiata, or evening stroll.’
- ‘The Eritrean capital still, in these difficult times, faces a challenge: how to remain itself, a humanly-scaled city, a city of shops and houses, a city for the passeggiata and time regained, without remaining motionless?’
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