Subject: Re: A hat for summer in Italy
Hi, Lucy...

You wrote: Discard the North American paranoia about the sun. Relax, you're on vacation.

In the past, I haven't worn a hat nor have I bothered to use sun screen, but I know that I should do both, as I take two kinds of blood pressure meds that intensify the power of the sun. I got such a bad burn in Paris in April, no less, with puffy eyes and all. After the first couple of days, I bought some sun screen at L'Occitane. When you're outside walking all day long, even though you're going in and out of buildings, you get more sun than you realize.

Best regards, Sandy in Illinois