Well back from my Italian trip. I have never seen so many people smoking as in Italy, in restaurants and the street and bars and on railway stations. I must admit I had many "moments" when I could have joined them especially after wonderful food and wines. Still here I am at 5 months so pleased with myself.
A bit of a story, one of my friends so used to seeing people in Italy smoking whilst waiting for a train lit a ciggy on Gard De Lyon station and promptly got fined 68 euros.
We flew to Naples and came back by train via the overnight sleeper train from Milan, never again, the train was awful and uncomfortable it used to be so good but has been taken over and has gone downhill. Had a wonderful time in Sorrento and Capri and Rome. Now having a well deserved rest from all the walking.