Cat at the Teatro Greco in Taormina
Being feline fanciers, Charlie and I always notice stray cats on our Italian excursions. From the top of the Italian boot to the bottom and all around Sicily too, we've never met a cat we didn't like. They all speak Italian, really, and have the same relaxed demeanor as their human counterparts.
Roman Forum Cat
If you're a feline fancier too, you'll enjoy this gallery of some of the "gatti" we've met on our trips to Italy.
I can assure you, there were many times we were tempted to take one or two "gatti" home with us, but we resisted.
Regulations for bringing animals back into the U.S. make that thought prohibitive. Still, we enjoyed their company for a little while, and I had the chance to practice my Italian with some native speakers. "Miao!" ("Meow" as spoken by Italian cats.)
- Nina Spitzer
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