After reviewing some of the tens of thousands of photos I have taken in Italy, a few interesting ones make me laugh and say, “Only in Italy.” Two things prompted me to take each photo. One is that I hadn’t seen anything quite like it before. And two is that the subject is so quintessentially Italian, I had to photograph it. Some are unusual and some are just cute.
I came across this scene on the streets of Siena on Easter Sunday. A crowd was around watching until the wolf stopped moving and stood still like a statue.
When I saw one of these condom vending machines on the streets of Rome.I was shocked the first time. For a country that is 98% Catholic this is more than interesting. Really, though, every city has these on the streets.
I love these tiny trucks. They are called “Apes.” I thought they only existed in Italy, but now I’ve learned they are in many other countries as well. You’d be out of luck as a driver if you were tall or overweight though!
I don’t think I’ve ever seen a chandelier delivered like this. The narrow streets of Ravello make this the only way to accomplish this task.
Keeping the city of Milan safe. These military police mean business, and they don’t allow you to take their photos. I captured this one from behind.
So many situations meet the criteria for “Only in Italy,” These are just a few photos I thought you’d enjoy.
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