Black Friday Sales Are Taking Over Italy—and We've Got One Too!
Happy Thanksgiving to those celebrating! Though Thanksgiving isn’t celebrated in Italy, Black Friday sales have been widely adopted here. According to Wanted in Rome, “Four out of five Italians say they are interested in making a purchase in this year’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.” In fact, Italian retailers have been advertising Black Friday sales all month long, leading some (i.e. me) to wonder if they realize that technically Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving.
In any case, I figure that as an American living in Italy, Black Friday is a thing I can get behind. So from now until next Friday, December 1, all paid subscriptions to the New Roman Times are 30% off. No special link or code necessary.
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You can see the Wanted in Rome article about Black Friday sales in Italy mentioned above here.
If you’re new around here, you might want to take some time to look around the archives. In addition to the series mentioned above for paid subscribers, there are a number of free series, including interviews with entrepreneurs and creatives in Italy, recipes, and features about under-the-radar destinations.