I don't know why but making-friends-with-local-cats features quite highly on the Paterson to-do list when we go on holiday.
Italy has been no exception, and here we have "mummy-cat" (named as such since she has clearly just had kittens). Nevertheless she followed us part of the way home this afternoon purring all the way, and she has been added to the top three list, after "nom-nom cat" and "nemesis cat".
I expect we will now spend the evening speculating what mummy-cat might be doing - and whether she's met the other two favourites....
....and probably how she feels about thunderstorms.... Yep it's still mostly raining!