Awesome report, looks like an awful lot of fun. I absolutely fell in love with Italy last year while visiting my wife's family there, can not wait to go back. Hopefully I'll get some bike time on the next trip.
Originally Posted by PFFOG
As I was leaning against a building on the street, I suddenly felt a PLOP glance my neck and land on my shoulder, as a pigeon decided it did not like me standing beneath its perch. The wife got quite a chuckle; I wish I had a gun.
Birds crapping on you is considered good luck amongst Italians. Don't know why, but it is!