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The trains in Italy are absolutely my favorite way to get around. They aren’t always the best option, but when they are I’ll choose the train every time. One problem, however, with being so biased toward a single mode of transportation is that when an Italian train strike pops up […]

Train Strikes in Italy: How to Prepare & What to ...


Thanks to @kressie42 on Twitter, I was alerted recently to this documentary about the cats that live on the streets of Rome, and particularly around the ruins of Trajan’s Forum. It’s available in two parts on YouTube, delightfully narrated by Sir David Attenborough (treating these petite felines like the wild […]

Rome: City of the Wildcats [VIDEO]












This month, the Italy Roundtable bloggers decided to get elemental – we each chose one of the Greek classical elements to apply to Italy in some way. Maybe because Italy’s in the midst of the coldest winter it has experienced in 27 years, maybe because my favorite color is orange, […]

Italy Roundtable: Italy’s Active Volcanoes