September 24, 2023 | Rome, Italy

Animal rules

By Erica Firpo | January 1st, 2006
Many Italian restaurants, cafes, shops, offices, trains, churches and even butchers welcome animals with open arms.
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Good Italian girlfriends are hard to find for an American 'straniera.'


Young vipers

The sinister rustle in the undergrowth dulls some of the pleasure of the spring ritual of asparagus-picking.



He had to take an athletic leap off the pavement to kiss me, his six-foot princess.

Steven Day, London, deaf, stand-up comedian

Steve Day

"It’s been crap for twenty years. It’s been horrible. But why not make the most of it. So I do."