We came across a good omen along the way: a road sign featuring Mike's favorite Italian name: "Filomena." He heard it for the first time in the Rick Moranis/Steve Martin movie "My Blue Heaven." The name is actually quite elusive; since arriving in Italy, we have yet to meet a single Filomena. Italians have told us that it is an antiquated name, and thus much more common among grandmothers, and not the young people we tend to hang out with.
(Photo by Thushan Amarasiriwardena, caption by Brian Rogers / LongJaunt.com)
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