The Italian Scooter
This was my favourite activity while in Italy. Watching the locals on their scooters. No, seriously. They do everything while driving: they smoke, chat on their mobiles and look after their dogs. They allow children to drive (well, almost), cram whole families onto the back seat, yet their passengers feel completely relaxed (they must have a lot of patience, those passengers, and a firm belief in the driver's abilities).
Shopping by scooter? Easy. Moving furniture? Or plants? No problem. A tourist with a huge case? Piece of cake.
This was a constant source of amazement and laughter.
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Trust me, it's worth it. (alternatively scroll down here for a video slideshow).