Definition of passeggiata in English:


Pronunciation /ˌpasəˈjädə/ /ˌpæsəˈdʒɑdə/


  • A leisurely walk or stroll, especially one taken in the evening; a promenade (used with reference to the tradition of taking such a walk in Italy or Italian-speaking communities).

    • ‘Lucca is so laid back it soothes the senses on even the bleakest day, its inhabitants contriving to make the passeggiata (evening stroll) of other Italian towns seem almost dynamic.’
    • ‘Here, folks stop to ‘take a coffee’ in one of the town's many piazzas, or public squares, as well as chat with friends during the nightly passeggiata, or evening stroll.’
    • ‘The passeggiata, or evening stroll, is an exquisite ritual.’
    • ‘On the land side, the promenade winds in a leisurely, irregular fashion along the waterfront, providing a pleasant route for daytime flâneurs and the evening passeggiata, the ritual Mediterranean stroll.’
    • ‘But the video-fuelled masses who descend on the resorts to view the evening passeggiata through a handycam are not here for the scenery.’
    • ‘The streets bustle by day, but become livelier still in the evening as the locals dress up for the nightly passeggiata.’
    • ‘To get there you must climb a kilometre long flight of steps, once a passeggiata for the Goan gentry, now a deserted forest path frequented only by babbler birds, peacocks and monkeys.’
    • ‘The Eritrean capital still, in these difficult times, faces a challenge: how to remain itself, a humanly-scaled city, a city of shops and houses, a city for the passeggiata and time regained, without remaining motionless?’
    • ‘This passeggiata filled up the hours before sunset.’
    • ‘With devices including radar concealed behind a simple grill fence, citizens of Otranto now have a panoramic finale to their passeggiata.’





/ˌpasəˈjädə/ /ˌpæsəˈdʒɑdə/