On the road entertainment . .

‘The train was packed and I was wedged between an Italian woman who meditated before playing chess on her iPad, and a large American woman who fidgeted and sighed for the entire 1 3/4 hours.

Arriving in Rome we are heading down the Via Nazionale– a five lane one way road when the traffic is brought to standstill by a 70 ish man dressed in football kit who demonstrated his ability to keep a football in the air by heading it for about 5 minutes! Nobody tooted, shouted or complained.’