This is not me in the photo, although I will admit I am very tempted to take a spin around the rink. Not sure if that's something my new knee would be happy about though! In the center of the rink is an interesting structure that is lit up at night. I love how it sits right on top of the campo's pozzo (well)! When we were at Campo San Polo yesterday afternoon, there was a good number of families enjoying the skating. It's good to see this kind of activity for a change. Normally we just see crowds of tourists.
I'm a mercatino girl, I just can't get enough of them. We used to have a nice sized mercatino di Natale in Campo Santo Stefano, however that hasn't happened in the last two years. I'm very happy to see this small one at San Polo, and I'm sure I'll be back several times to purchase cheeses and salami's during the coming weeks. Here's a few photos of the vendors stalls at Campo San Polo for you to get a good idea what it's like.
Several varieties of cannoli- covered with chopped nuts, chocolate chips, and my favorite- with maraschino cherries on both ends!
This liquirizia (licorice) from Calabria looked like large chunks of coal. I wonder how many kids will be getting some of this in their stockings!