Cats in Italy

Photo by Margie Miklas Amalfi  Coast catsCats seem to be everywhere in Italy. Maybe I just notice them more since most live outside. On my most recent trip to Italy I saw cats in every single town I visited. I must say though, that I do not recall seeing them in the larger cities of Venice, Florence, and Naples, but I am sure they are there. Because I am a cat lover and have my own cat, Jeronimo,  seeing these kitties in Italy always brought a smile to my face.

Jeronimo Photo by Margie Miklas

My cat at home – Jeronimo

Calico cat in Positano

Calico cat in Positano

Tuxedo cat in Matera ~ Photo by Margie Miklas

Tuxedo cat in Matera

Tuxedo cat in Polignano a Mare ~ Photo by Margie Miklas

Tuxedo cat in Polignano a Mare

This little tuxedo cat was darling but his owner told us he is crazy and his name is Schizzo.

Tabby in Polignano a Mare ~ Photo by Margie Miklas

Tabby in Polignano a Mare

Cats in Apricale

Cats in Apricale

These well-fed cats roam the streets of the Ligurian town of Apricale.

Photo by Margie Miklas

Kitten in Puglia

I took a liking to this little black kitten who lived at Masseria Provenzani in Puglia.

Farm cat in Puglia Photo by Margie Miklas

Farm cat in Puglia

This big kitty also lived at the masseria just outside Squinzano and near Lecce in Puglia.

These kitties and their mamma lived just below our B&B in Polignano a Mare…So cute. Are you a cat lover? I’d love to hear your feedback. Please leave a comment. Grazie mille!

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7 Responses to Cats in Italy

  1. imarancher says:

    I’m looking at that farm cat and wondering where he came from. His head attitude is the same as the large cats and not at all similar to house or patio cats. Very interesting big fellow. I have to go now as the five cats I live with don’t like me to stay online too long! The dog doesn’t disagree. We have learned to let the cats have their way with us.

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  2. Francis says:

    Love the cats! You can see our cats at the end of my post at

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  3. Debra Kolkka says:

    I always see lots of cats in villages in Italy, not all are well cared for, but all manage to find the very best spots in the sun.

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  4. Leisa says:

    I love the cats.

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