We spent New Year’s visiting friends in Vicenza, Italy, and took some fun day trips to Verona, Venice, and a gorgeous hill town called Bassano del Grappa which overlooks the Alps.
We couldn’t help but notice that red was definitely the in color for lingerie this season; all the stores were overflowing with it:
Turns out that this is a yearly occurrence. Along with eating lentils, all positive-thinking Italians wear red underwear on New Year’s Eve to ensure good luck in the year to come.
We were woefully ignorant about the custom until the festivities were well underway, so made sure to snag a double helping of lentils during the fantastic, six-course meal (35 euros, with wine, Prosecco and limoncello included!) to usher in health, happiness and abundance.