I take photos everywhere I go in Italy. I find beauty on a narrow street and tranquility in the setting sun, but I also seem to be drawn to unique circumstances, which are part of the Italian lifestyle.
These situations in Italy depict the Italian lifestyle, and most of the time, make me smile. I hope you enjoy these photos and maybe even find the humor as did I. You gotta love it…it’s Italy.
While this chaotic parking situation in the Sicilian city of Milazzo was frustrating to me at the time, I realize that this is normal in Sicily and also many other regions of Italy. Somehow they make it work. Only in Italy…
Park anywhere you can….an example of sidewalk parking in Catania…no problem.
Common sights in Rome and many other cities are sidewalk condom vending machines.
A delivery truck loaded with household goods draws the locals from their homes in Cesarò, the Sicilian village of my grandparents.
“Il dolce far niente” in Siracusa. These men know how to take it easy. Translated to mean “the sweetness of doing nothing,” this is one of my favorite Italian traditions, where sitting around doing nothing is actually an event, and one that is viewed as something positive.
Traffic in Rome…Cross when you can. There are no real rules.
More free-for-all in traffic patterns..this time in Palermo. The locals take it in stride.
This woman in Rome smiled as I asked for permission to photograph her while she cleaned her beans outside on the sidewalk in Rome.
No overhead here with this produce for sale right off the truck. Can it get any fresher than this?I love Italy and you have to take the good with the bad. From my perspective as a frequent visitor to Italy, it's mostly good. Click To Tweet
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