Italy Travel: Three Strikes You're In
Find a caffé or a wine bar close by where you're staying and patronize it.
First time, you probably will not even be acknowleged.
The second time, you will get a slight nod.
The third time you will be greeted by a smile and a certain look, one that says I know you've been here.
Each time thereafter, as soon as you enter you'll be greeted with a "buon giorno" and a welcoming smile. You are now part of the "inner" circle.
Skip a day or two, and when you return, don't be surprised if you get a hug and a "where have you been"?