DB sent me a photo (below) this morning from Reggio Calabria in southern Italy. He said the wx was beautiful there, and the people were extremely nice. Apparently a big change from his dealings with the good people at Customs and Border Control in Mondelieu, France! He also reports that everything is very expensive in Mondelieu.
The picture below, you can see across the channel into Sicily. The mountains are the range that are home to Mt. Etna. You can just pick out Etna if you start on the left of the range and work your way to the right, you’ll see a tiny pointy peak standing slightly above the rest.