This is a section about the quirky and seemingly crazy things Italians do.

You know, what’s with all the sign language; how can an espresso on the run be called “breakfast”; why do some farmers wear knotted hankies on their heads instead of a regular hat or cap?

We realised, shortly after moving here in 2015, there’s almost always a good, sound reason for the seemingly inexplicable.

If there are any aspects of Italian life you would like to find out more about, drop me a note in the comments and I’ll dig into it for you.