I am a student from Humboldt State University in California, and this semester I seized the opportunity to study abroad in Germany. I’m in Italy now and will try to keep this blog up to date but posting weekly or so.
My first impression of Italy was that the drivers are much more aggressive than in California! Stop signs here are suggestions, rather than commands to vehicles.
Also the people of Rome will park just about wherever they can. It’s not uncommon to see cars parked in the middle of the street, as you can see here.