A pretty balcony

 

Wrought iron balcony- Italy from the Inside

Guess what I was trying to emphasize in this photo… Right, the wrought iron balcony. The fact is that I love this balcony, particularly the two candelabra, which makes it look very much “Beauty and the Beast”. And maybe the reality is not that far from the fiction: it seems that a very solitary and rich man used to live in this building. After he died, his coffin abruptly fell on the ground during the funeral procession and his corpse rolled down the hill. Oops.

 

THE Italian truck

 

Ape Piaggio- Italy from the Inside

It is small, not too fast and it buzzes around. Yes, it is the ape (bee) but also the Ape (Piaggio), the Italian truck by definition. Born in 1948 with the goal of providing an inexpensive mean of freight transportation to help Italians during the economical reconstruction of the post-war years, today it has become an icon. Tireless, it still buzzes around on the Italians roads.

The free world of cats…

 

Cats in Italy- Italy from the Inside

In Italy there is a multitude of stray cats, the so called gatti randagi. Even though only a few of them are welcomed in some homes as permanent residents, the ones living on the streets are taken care of by many Italian cat lovers. Consequently they live a content life of laziness and freedom. Gatti fortunati.