"Chiuso" means Closed in Italy: The Midday Riposa (Siesta)
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A typical Italian breakfast Just how did this riposo thing get started in Italy (and other Mediterranean countries)? Many attribute it to the heat in the middle of the day--which can get extreme in summer--combined with the typically heavy meals eaten as lunch in the Mediterranean diet. Simply put, people get drowsy after a big meal. Italians supposedly are embracing this biological fact as part of their natural clock... napping when their body says to nap, whereas Americans are out of tune with their natural rhythms. When you speak to Italians and understand their lifestyle you get a cleare ..read more
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