Siesta time

Article published on Aug. 21, 2006
From the magazine
Article published on Aug. 21, 2006
Carpignano Salentino, Italy, July 2006

The month of July is coming to an end in Carpignano Salentino, a small town in the province of Lecce. We are somewhere close to the heel of the Italian boot. The afternoon is warm and the village is fast asleep - the siesta ends around 5 o’clock. A group of men sit alone, chatting playing cards and drinking wine and beer. They know how to enjoy life!

Elisa Pavan, 31 years old, employee, Milan.