Interesting Things I’ve Seen in Italy and Nowhere Else

After reviewing some of the tens of thousands of photos I have taken in Italy I found some that are very interesting. What prompted me to take each of these photos is that I had never seen anything like them before. Some are unusual and some are just cute.

Goldilocks and the Wolf in Siena, Italy

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.

Condom machine in Rome

This was a shock the first time I saw one of these vending machines on the streets of Rome. For a country that is 98% Catholic this is more than interesting.

Tiny pickup truck in Italy

I love these tiny trucks. You’d be out of luck as a driver if you were tall or overweight though!

About Margie Miklas

An award-winning author, Margie Miklas writes medical thrillers and travel memoirs about Italy, a place which has captured her passion for travel. She is also the creator and owner of the travel blog, Margie in Italy, and a contributing writer for an Italian-American newspaper. A retired critical-care nurse, she enjoys spending time with her family, including her three cats. Her favorite place is the beach, and she likes learning new computer skills, when she is not writing. A member of the Florida Writers Association, Margie makes her home in Florida.
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2 Responses to Interesting Things I’ve Seen in Italy and Nowhere Else

  1. Debra Kolkka says:

    Italy is a catholic country but it now picks and chooses what it want to follow. It has the lowest birthrate in western Europe, so it would appear that birth control is being practiced far and wide. Very few people actually attend church these days and most priests and nuns have to be imported . I think it is great that these condom vending machines are around. We have them in Australia too.


  2. Bonnie D. says:

    I live in the most liberal, immoral country in the world and have never seen a condom machine outside of a males only bathroom in a bar. (Clean up your mind, I was scrubbing toilets in my mother’s bar). Since the schools and health department pass out free condoms and birth control pills as well, I doubt any machines on the streets would garner much of an income.

    Goldilocks and the Wolf is an interesting form of street art. Coconut Grove, Fl had a lot of street art but never saw something like this. In regards the truck. It looks like it is on a golf cart chasis. Is it a custom job or did you see more? I wish you would have put your camera case or something of known size next to it to get the full impact. The gate could be between six feet and eight, making the truck liliputian in size. Veddy interesting. Did clowns come out of it? (giggle)

    You really give us a lot to think about in these posts, thank you very much. We “stay at homes” enjoy our travels thru the eyes of our friends.


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