We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Loved ones are traveling to Italy for the first time--leaving today. Will arrive in Venice then take rental car to Florence (farm stay) and then to Sorrento to leave from Naples. I am writing to ask for any last minute insights you think will make their trip easier. If Mrs. BD is still home maybe she has some suggestions also.