Italy's "Where's the baby?" question can get very old, very fast.
Rome bluntness can sometimes make you love American political correctness.
"Let me speak to your supervisor..." will get you nowhere in unmonitored Italy.
In summer, some Italians equate sun with fun, as in "the prune look."
If Italy's driving test weren't so technical, even cattle might stand a chance.
Driving forever on a U.S. license is dicey, but so is the Italian alternative.
A Rome taxi can seem a delight if your life is spent on public transport.
Your business is everyone else's if you remove all your door hinges.
Want a place where it costs $150+ to fill up your car? Come to Rome.
Have housing problems? Try being young, American, and living with five Italians.
When traveling with Italians, bring a back-up plan, a doctor, and a cure for anxiety.
Old traditions make a big difference, especially during the holidays.